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Michael F. Mangiaracina retired as a sergeant from the Yolo County (CA) Sheriffs Department. He has worked as a Law Enforcement Consultant for the Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) in Nevada. He also served that agency as academy commander. IN 2000 he returned to sworn law enforcement as an Adult Parole and Probation Officer for the State of Nevada.


He holds two Masters Degrees in Instruction Leadership and Educational Administration. He has trained thousands of law enforcement, correctional, probation and investigative personnel in giving testimony in civil disposition, administrative hearings, and the courtroom. He has been the subject of three television specials and many newspaper articles.

According to the book description of COURTROOM TESTIMONY it is "Designed to be of assistance in preparation as a witness in criminal and civil cases. Written to be used in any one of the three ways: As a Training Academy Workbook, a Clinical Courtroom Testimony Guide, or a Training Resource Book. Includes: Trial Characteristics, Courtroom Attire, Courtroom Demeanor, Testifying in Court, Attorney's Trial Tactics, Sample Testimony, Common Trial Objections, Sample Jury Instruction.

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Courtroom testimony guide for correctional, law enforcement, probation, parole and security officers: Conforms to S.T.C. and P.O.S.T. performance objectives
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About the Yolo County Sheriff's Department 

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department includes the coroner function. According to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, it “is divided into three major divisions: Administrative and Support Services, Detention Services, and Field Operations. The Administrative Division is the central coordinating point for the Sheriff-Coroner, Undersheriff, and the department’s management staff. The Field Operations Division is the uniformed patrol force of the county. This Division also maintains the Civil Section which works in conjunction with the Courts to serve the public. The Detention Division, under the direction of the Yolo County Sheriff, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining a jail for the county.

The Coroner’s Section is located in the Administration building of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. Coroner personnel investigate all sudden, violent, and unusual deaths that occur in Yolo County. The primary duty of the Coroner is to determine the cause and manner of death through on-scene investigation, examination of evidence, interviews, medical records, toxicological analysis, forensic pathology examinations, and autopsies.

In addition, the Coroner’s Section determines positive identification of decedents, issues the certificate of death, provides notification to the next-of-kin, collects and processes evidence, and secures the decedent’s property. Duties are performed using forensic photography, forensic radiology, sample collection for toxicological analysis, and by completing a detailed investigative report. Courtroom testimony may be necessary in criminal cases.

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department Field Operations Division is the uniformed patrol force of the county. Deputies work hard to fulfill the Department's mission to provide the best possible service to the public, using proven procedures and problem-oriented policing techniques. While using the latest technologies and presenting a positive, proactive approach in their work, Yolo County Deputies truly provide "Service Without Limitations.”

The Patrol Section is maintained under the authority of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department Field Operations Division. Deputies serve the towns of Brooks, Capay, Clarksburg, Dunnigan, Esparto, Guinda, Knights Landing, Madison, Rumsey, Yolo, and Zamora, along with the unincorporated county area. Patrol territory is divided into four geographic zones with designated units assigned to each zone. Deputies answer calls for service, provide presence and support to the public, and represent the Sheriff’s Department at community events and meetings, and by participating in area programs.”

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