Writing a search warrant is the closest many law enforcement officers will get to writing a legal brief. Understanding how to draft an affidavit specific to a certain crime can be challenging and a lot hangs in the balance of obtaining a comprehensive search warrant.  Our program will give officers the knowledge, tools, templates and tactics to write effective search warrants for cases involving:

  • Homicide and Violent Crime
  • Narcotics and Gang Investigations
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Digital Evidence


Elliott Casey

Elliott Casey is a Staff Attorney for the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council. Elliott has 15 years’ experience as a prosecutor, having served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County of Albemarle, the City of Alexandria and the County of Arlington in Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Elliott also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Elliott specializes in money laundering, narcotics, and complex white collar offenses. Elliott also instructs law enforcement agencies throughout the D.C. area and investigators around the United States.


Nancy Oglesby

As a career prosecutor, Nancy has handled thousands of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases in her career.  In addition, she has trained many professionals including prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, medical professionals and forensic interviewers on the issues surrounding these types of crimes.  She has had the opportunity to be appointed to state committees and task forces in these areas by three Virginia Governors.  She also contributed to the development of Virginia’s Model Law Enforcement Policy in both the areas of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  

Nancy has received the Virginia S. Duvall Distinguished Juvenile and Domestic Court Prosecutor, the YWCA Outstanding Woman of the year in the area of Law and Government, and the Lecturer of Merit Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment to the training of Virginia Prosecutors.

Nancy is married and has two daughters, Mackenzie and Berkeley.


Mike Milnor, Chief of PoliceMike Milnor

Mike has been involved in law enforcement for 35 years and is currently the Chief of Police for Altavista, Virginia.  Over the years he has worked in various positions which include Interim Sheriff, Director of Public Safety, Coordinator of an FBI/Virginia State Police multi-jurisdictional task force, Senior Supervisory Investigator, uniformed Deputy Sheriff and Polygraph Examiner.

In addition to being involved in thousands of investigations, Mike has also done an extensive amount of teaching in criminal justice with an emphasis in the areas of sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence.  He has been a Professor of Criminal Justice at Liberty University, as well as lecturing across both Virginia and the United States.  Mike also contributed to the development of Virginia’s Model Law Enforcement Policy in Sexual Assault Investigation.  In 2016, Mike was selected to the core faculty of the National Center for Campus Public Safety.  This position allows him the opportunity to instruct at colleges and universities across the country in the areas of sexual assault investigation, Title IX and Cleary Act compliance, and campus violence.

Mike is married and has two grown children and two exceptional grandkids, Grayson and Cadie.

Details and Registration:
New dates to be announced for 2019.