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June 28, 2016
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Luther Strange
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
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First Round of Training Will Focus on Violent Crime Investigations
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange, in conjunction with a coalition of
Alabama sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys, is holding a series of training sessions
across the state to bring local law enforcement up to date on the latest practices in investigating
and solving crimes.
“I’m pleased to announce that my office, working with local sheriffs, chiefs of police and district
attorneys, will provide free training to law enforcement to enhance their crime solving skills,”
said Attorney General Strange.

“While my office hosts an annual Law Enforcement Summit in Montgomery, I believe local law
enforcement could additionally benefit from training events closer to their communities. These
new training sessions will bring the latest in crime solving methods to locations nearer to many
local police and sheriff offices where they can immediately benefit.”
The first of the training sessions, which will be co-sponsored by Montgomery County Sheriff
Derrick Cunningham, will be conducted at the D. T. Marshall Training Center in Montgomery
on June 28.
“The focus of the first round of law enforcement training will center on violent crime
investigations,” added Attorney General Strange. “The training will cover the investigation
process from start to finish, notably how to secure a crime scene and collect evidence, including
digital evidence. The course will also cover search and seizure laws to include writing of search
warrants for electronic data. The class will ultimately conclude with best practices in keeping
and maintaining evidence for cold case investigations”
The Attorney General’s Office is currently working with law enforcement officials around the
state to host similar training sessions during the coming months in Mobile, Baldwin, Houston,
Shelby and Walker counties, as well as other areas. The dates and locations of those training
sessions will be announced when confirmed.
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