Major Patrick J. Welsh

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Dayton Police Dept. (retired)


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Topic of Presentation

Education and Training Trends

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Length of Presentation

1-16 hours

Presentation Objective

Developing and equipping officers:

Understand and apply the Constitutional requirements of the 4th, 5th sand 6th Amendments to investigating and prosecuting criminal cases.

Understand and apply the importance and tactics of report writing as applied to investigating and prosecuting criminal cases.

Understand and apply pre-trial tactics in prosecuting criminal cases.

Understand and apply communication skills in the art of connecting with people, especially Judges and Juries.

Understand and apply the fundamentals of ethics in your communication skills and connecting with people.

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Presentation Description

There are many legal issues facing law enforcement officers when investigating and prosecuting criminal cases. Equally important is developing, learning and executing courtroom strategies and skills of testifying to ensure an officer can articulate how he/she recognized the various legal issues in their case and complied with all Constitutional requirements of investigating and prosecuting a criminal case. This course will instill a combination of knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable officers to not only communicate in the courtroom, but to connect with Judges and Juries in order to successfully prosecute their criminal cases.

Day 1 is a fast paced, entertaining, yet impactful class room training and discussion/participation on above concepts, tactics and skills.

Day 2 (OPTIONAL) requires the hosting agency to provide an actual courtroom to practice skills and tactics learned on Day 1. As many students who desire can participate in Day 2, or simply observe the courtroom testimony of other students.

Speaker Bio

Pat Welsh is an author, speaker, trainer, and expert witness. A retired Major from the Dayton Police Department (OH), Pat is the author of the Best New Release, Warrior, Servant, Leader: Life Behind the Badge (2015), Warrior, Servant, Leader: Life Behind the Cross (2018) and co-author of the Best Seller, Healing Happens (2014). Pat is also noted for his past contributions to Law Enforcement Today,, American Military University and several other business and religious publications.

With a BS in Criminal Justice (1979) and Juris Doctorate (1982), Pat took a unique route into the field of law enforcement. After four years as a prosecutor, including City Prosecutor, Special Prosecutor and Assistant County Prosecutor, Pat decided to pursue his childhood passion – becoming a police officer. Pat went on to a distinguished 26-year career with the Dayton PD. He gradually rose through the ranks, from patrol (Officer, Sgt. and Lt.), through Narcotics and Central Investigations (Commander) and finished his career as Major (Superintendent) of West Patrol Operations. After retiring, Pat and his wife of 38 years moved to Colorado Springs, where Pat served with the Colorado Springs PD as a Civilian Criminal Investigator on a newly formed Human Trafficking Unit (2014-2017)

During his career, Pat trained and graduated from the FBI National Academy, #240; the Police Executive Leadership College (OH) and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar. Pat has been a keynote speaker and trainer on such topics as Courtroom Survival, Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, and developing a Warrior, Servant, Leader Mindset. Pat has also been retained and consulted as an expert witness in multiple state/federal courts on law enforcement civil cases centered around allegations of excessive use of force, Title 42 USC Section 1983.

Pat is a highly rated Adjunct Instructor with the Southern Police Institute (SPI), since 2012, in the 80-hour Homicide Investigations Course, teaching on legal issues in prosecuting homicide cases. As a USAF Gold Star parent since 2015, Pat has trained over a thousand United States Air Force Security Forces Airmen of all ranks in developing and maintaining a Warrior, Servant, Leader Mindset.

Pat is known as a dynamic, entertaining yet impactful author, speaker and trainer who engages his audiences to connect with and influence others at work, home, and the community. Pat is most proud of this evaluation from an USAF Airman, after attending his culture changing training, “Thank you! You have given me the tools to help save my marriage.”

Pat can be contacted directly at or by phone at (719)208-4292 (text or voice). Visit for more information on engaging Pat for speaking, training or other events.

Our motto at PJ welsh and Associates, LLC: Do the Right Things, at the Right Time, the Right Way and for the Right Reasons.