Hi class, I am here to help you with detecting.
First, you must always be on the look out and smell out for clues. No sight or smell is too small not to be included. While it is important to smell and look at everything, it is important not to get distracted by unnecessary smells. Out in the field you will be bombarded with smells, it is really important to follow the path you are on. I suggest going out and practicing smells and learning to block out the unnecessary ones. Always trust your nose.
When interviewing witnesses it is important to be calm and gentle. Scaring witnesses will not help you with your case and could be thrown out of court. I suggest taking your time, getting to know them a little, and offering them fresh cookies and water. I do not suggest using cookies with fruit in them. Those won’t help get the truth, as your witness will be too distracted by the yucky taste. Rather stick to the basics that include meat. You want to use open-ended questions and be looking for the truth and not just evidence that supports your personal beliefs about a crime. We want to have a fair justice system. We want to minimize false arrests. In the cases a witness is refusing to cooperate, pressure can be placed on them. You can take their cookie away or whap them with your tail.
Once you have found clues, it is very important to secure the area. We don't want our crime scenes or evidence to be contaminated. We will secure the area, take pictures of everything and document everything carefully. This will help our evidence stand up in court.
In the event you have to make an arrest, there are three key points to keep in mind.
1) Class, you are authorized to use force, however we do not shoot law breakers or criminals, we do not use bullets, we only stun them with poopie pellets till we can subdue them, or capture them for Frankie's Court.
2) Once the perp has been apprehended, it is essential to make sure it is the right person. A good butt sniff will help assure a positive idea.
3) You have to read them their rights. Here is the code. You have the right to remain silent, anything you say, can and will be used you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, if you do not have one, one will be appointment to you. You have the right to a cookie, if you do not have one, one will be provided. Do you understand your rights?
Once the arrest has been made, they will be transferred to jail.
With Ranger's help, we will go out and practice our skills. I will provide some feedback.
|Arty, Abbey and Mickey, that is a great example of marking evidence for pictures. Make sure no one lifts a leg on any of those markers, as it would ruin our evidence.|
|Charlie, you have done a great job at securing the scene and I can see you are keeping a great eye out for evidence, witnesses and the perp.|
|Freya Rose and Princess Leah, I love how you used your nose to follow this trail and mark it off. Freya Rose, I suggest you pull out the crime scene tape now, so no one interferes with our tracks!|
|Riley and Dui, I am impressed how you found that evidence, marked it with a sign, and not pee and are photographing it. Great work. Class, it is important to keep your strength during detecting and have the occasional snack!|
|Ruby, you have handled a difficult job well. It is always sad when a living creature, no matter how evil, dies. After securing the site, it is important to take a moment and think about the victim.|
Great work class. Any questions?