Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Police academy will host training April 25 led by U.S. Attorney’s Office

Kilgore College’s East Texas Police Academy will host a free training session April 25 by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas for federal, state and local law enforcement officers.

The “Back to Basics” training will be provided by prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office, State District Attorney’s Offices, senior litigation and legal counsel members, as well as experienced federal investigators and special agents.

Back to Basics training will focus on guidelines for federal prosecution and includes K9 searches, TIII wiretaps, writing search warrant affidavits, Fourth Amendment updates and gathering electronic evidence. 

“We are really excited to be hosting this,” said Joe Cassin, director of the ETPA. “We’re expecting more than 100 area law enforcement officers to be in attendance.”

Training will also include the latest in techniques for recovering electronic evidence and presentations from Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC).

ROCIC is one of six Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) centers, serving thousands of law enforcement member agencies in 14 states, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands.

For more information on the ETPA, visit