Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Court Workshop

  • 12 Apr 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • 13 Apr 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • The Police Club, 27 Carrington St ADELAIDE
  • 10


  • APA Member
  • APA Non-Member

Registration is closed

The Local Government Authorised Persons Association (APA) in conjunction with Workforce Hire Pty Ltd are partnering to deliver a new and exciting workshop, which has been designed to provide authorised officers the opportunity to refresh or upskill their investigation processes in relation to the presentation of evidence in Court. Another comprehensive investigation workshop known as PRIME, conducted over 2 days.

The workshop is presented by a team of nationally qualified investigators and trainers that share almost 200 years of collective investigation experience within SAPOL. 

It is assumed that authorised officers attending this course have already completed the PRIME workshop dealing with the collection of evidence and the interviewing of witnesses and persons of interest.  


Courtroom skills are extremely important and are needed by anyone who is required to present evidence to a Court in a professional capacity. Whilst there are many Courtroom skills that will need to be developed for such professionals, confidence and communication skills gain the major focus.

Presentation is important to enable the witnesses to capture audience attention so that the information is presented in a logical flow and retained by the audience to help them draw necessary conclusions. For those presenting evidence as a witness for the first time, a Courtroom can be a challenging and confronting environment. Thus, communication skills, clarity, and transparency as well as body language all play an important role in building the credibility of the evidence presented.

As a witness, understanding lawyer techniques is critical, and knowing how to react, what to say, how much to say and what to expect when being questioned are key to building witness believability.

To make a credible impression, introducing oneself and one’s expertise in a confident, clear and simple manner is critical. Cross examination can be trying for those who do not know much about how the Court works or indeed have never experienced it previously.

Presenting evidence requires planning, preparation and considerable thought and so, for justice to prevail, courtroom skills are an important addition for you to add to your Authorised Officer skillset.

This two-day workshop will empower you with experience and knowledge of all the necessary courtroom skills to enhance your behaviour and communication in a courtroom setting. It will provide you with practical understanding and experience of a day in court. It will help you provide effective evidence in the court and present facts in a structured, clear, and logical manner.


Introduction to the Court System;

The Courtroom process;

Briefing witnesses;

Meeting with the prosecutor;

Preparation on the day of Court;

Body language, verbal, and non-verbal language;

Tips and tricks for the professional witness;

How to respond to Counsel questioning, and the presentation of evidence; 

How to present evidence demonstration;

Live Courtroom observation.

Who should attend?

Team Leaders, Senior Officers, Community Safety Officers, General Inspectors, Animal Management Officers, Environmental Health Officers or Planning Officers.

Day 1 - Tuesday 12 April 2022
Day 2 - Wednesday 13 April 2022

Where is the training?

The 2 day workshop will be conducted between the Police Club and the Magistrates Court, Adelaide and catering will be supplied for all attendees. 


Financial APA Members - $800
Non-financial APA Members - $850

Each workshop has limited spaces, so get in quick. 

For more information contact Rocky Warren on 8564 6020 or rwarren@mid-murray.sa.gov.au 

 With thanks to our corporate partners: 


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