Training Calendar - Investigation

This is just a brief listing of training courses in July and August that might be of interest to those working in crime-scene investigation or forensic science. Many more listings can be found on our online Training Calendar.

Vehicle Pursuits - Legal Update
Sponsored by: PATC
July 1 - July 1
Join Jack Ryan, Attorney, for a legal update webinar on the topic of Vehicle Pursuit. This webinar will include new and other significant cases from the U.S. Supreme Court that impact law enforcement vehicle pursuits, the dangers associated with a pursuit from the law enforcement perspective, how your state law may impact policy and liability, and policy perspective - what agencies are doing.
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Website: http://www.patc.com

Investigation Techniques Using Social Networking Sites
Sponsored by: PATC
July 6 - July 8
This training module targets three essential and unique elements associated with the investigation and recovery of digital evidence. It does not require an advanced understanding of computer related skills, and is designed for all parties directly involved in crime scene procedures, evidence preservation and criminal investigations.
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Website: http://www.patc.com

Homicide Scene Management for Patrol
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
July 6 - July 6
Course Objective is to train the patrol officer or first responder how to approach and manage a homicide or suspicious death scene prior to the arrival of scene investigators.
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Use of Force
Sponsored by: PATC
July 11 - July 14
The purpose of this program is to prepare officers, supervisors, investigators and prosecutors in the proper response and investigation of serious use of force incidents and officer-involved shootings.
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Website: http://www.patc.com

The Role of Facial Recognition in Social Media
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
July 12 - July 12
Friend requests, pokes, status updates, videos and pictures, and Facial Recognition are part of the social media of today. Is this just a tool or is there more I need to be aware of? Join us as we discover how Facial Recognition is being used in social media and find out what you need to know.
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Website: http://www.fbi.gov

Light Energy Applications for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
July 13 - July 15
Hands-on course designed to thoroughly acquaint you with the documentation, search and collection procedures related to the use of forensic light energy applications.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org

Basic-Intermediate Diagramming with CrashZone/CrimeZone
Sponsored by: Daly City PD
July 18 - July 22
This course discusses the principles and operation of CrashZone/CrimeZone™ software used for illustrating crash and crime scenes. This course takes you through the process of creating from simple to complex scale diagrams of various scenarios, indoor and outdoor.
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Website: http://www.factualdiagrams.com

Challenges to Fingerprint Identification
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
July 18 - July 18
This overview will introduce participants to documented court challenges to fingerprint identification. The course highlights learning from past experiences and mistakes, to grow as an examiner.
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Website: http://www.fbi.gov

Major Case Management
Sponsored by: IPTM
July 18 - July 20
This course will arm you with a solid foundation to efficiently and effectively manage a variety of major case situations including multi-incident investigations, cross-jurisdictional cases, mass arrest projects, and more.
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Crime Scene Investigation
Sponsored by: PATC
July 18 - July 20
This course covers: Evaluation of a Serial Murder; Crime Scene Overview; Evidence; First Responder Duties; Forms and Documentation; Overview of Crime Scene Processing; Processing the Crime Scene; Blood Stain Pattern Recognition and Altered Crime Scenes; Crime Scene Photography; Digital Imaging; Fingerprinting the Crime Scene; Collection of Physical Evidence; Crime Scene Search; and Crime Scene Sketching.
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Website: http://www.patc.com

Homicide & Crime Scene Management
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
July 19 - July 21
Topics included: Crime Scene Management Models Related to Death Investigation; Sources of Crime Scene Contamination & Prevention; Media influence Over Trials and Jury Perception; Evaluation of the 911 Call; 7 Homicide Investigation Objectives; Proper Crime Scene Protocol as it Relates to Death Investigation; Cold Case Investigation Strategies; Victimology and Immediate Lead Indicators; Medical-Legal Death Investigation; Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes; Crime Scene Event Reconstruction; Categories of Physical Evidence and Recognition; Crime Scene Evaluation to Include Canvassing; Crime Scene Indicators to Include Scene Staging; DNA Review & Touch Evidence; Specific Types of Crime Scenes & Strategies; Case Review; Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation; SIDS Review and Infant Homicide Scene.
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Practical and Digital Photography

Sponsored by: PATC
July 21 - July 22
Course Objectives: The Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Characteristics of Light; Film; Camera Design and Function; Depth of Field; Lenses; Flash Photography; Painting with Light; Crime Scene Documentation; and Digital Imaging.
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Introduction to the Science of Fingerprints
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
July 25 - July 29
Students will learn the fundamental techniques of fingerprint pattern interpretation and how this information is used to accurately classify, compare, and identify fingerprints.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Fire Department Administrative Investigations and Firefighter Discipline

Sponsored by: PATC
July 26 - July 27
This course will cover 5 common complaints about fire service disciplinary processes; 6 steps to create the ideal professional standards system; 3 key questions to be answered in any due process proceeding; the challenges associated with "Conduct Unbecoming" allegations; 5 steps in the investigation process; 4 policies that every fire department needs but probably doesn't have; enhancing interviewing skills and more.
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Homicide & Crime Scene Management
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
July 26 - July 28
Topics included: Crime Scene Management Models Related to Death Investigation; Sources of Crime Scene Contamination & Prevention; Media influence Over Trials and Jury Perception; Evaluation of the 911 Call; 7 Homicide Investigation Objectives; Proper Crime Scene Protocol as it Relates to Death Investigation; Cold Case Investigation Strategies; Victimology and Immediate Lead Indicators; Medical-Legal Death Investigation; Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes; Crime Scene Event Reconstruction; Categories of Physical Evidence and Recognition; Crime Scene Evaluation to Include Canvassing; Crime Scene Indicators to Include Scene Staging; DNA Review & Touch Evidence; Specific Types of Crime Scenes & Strategies; Case Review; Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation; SIDS Review and Infant Homicide Scene.
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Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
August 1 - August 5
This course will provide you with innovative techniques that could lead to the resolution of unresolved death cases. You will take part in an in-depth study of the differential diagnosis of death, with heavy emphasis on the latest scientific techniques available to the homicide investigator.
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Homicide & Crime Scene Management
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
August 2 - August 4
Topics included: Crime Scene Management Models Related to Death Investigation; Sources of Crime Scene Contamination & Prevention; Media influence Over Trials and Jury Perception; Evaluation of the 911 Call; 7 Homicide Investigation Objectives; Proper Crime Scene Protocol as it Relates to Death Investigation; Cold Case Investigation Strategies; Victimology and Immediate Lead Indicators; Medical-Legal Death Investigation; Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes; Crime Scene Event Reconstruction; Categories of Physical Evidence and Recognition; Crime Scene Evaluation to Include Canvassing; Crime Scene Indicators to Include Scene Staging; DNA Review & Touch Evidence; Specific Types of Crime Scenes & Strategies; Case Review; Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation; SIDS Review and Infant Homicide Scene.
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Burglary and Robbery Investigations
Sponsored by: PATC
August 3 - August 4
This training module is designed to provide the tools to conduct successful burglary and robbery investigations. This program will also provide an enhanced look at techniques that will lead to more productive witness interviews, eyewitness evidence, crime scene processing, evidence evaluation, and case tracking. It will also provide both time proven and new methods in dealing with today's current trends and illicit market for stolen property.
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Interviewing the Sexual Deviant
Sponsored by: PATC
August 3 - August 5
Interviewing the Sexual Deviant is a training program to aid interviewers in the understanding of sexual behavior. This course will also assist the interviewer in understanding the different types of sexual paraphilias and typologies of a sex offender.
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IAI Annual Educational Conference
Sponsored by: IAI
August 7 - August 13
The main professional association for those engaged in forensic identification, investigation and scientific examination of physical evidence. World renowned professionals will present the most current scientific educational sessions, utilizing the most efficient methodologies and technical products and advances in the identification field.
Website: http://www.theiai.org

Detective and New Criminal Investigator
Sponsored by: PATC
August 8 - August 12
Course Objectives: Beginning the Criminal Investigation; The Crime Scene; Injury and Death Investigations; Sex Crimes; The Supplemental Investigation; Robbery Investigations; Property Crime Investigations; Police-Media Relations; The Interviews; Conducting Interrogations; Crimes Involving Computers; Management of Your Cases; Case Study.
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Early Warning Systems/Managing Police Misconduct for Supervisors
Sponsored by: PATC
August 8 - August 10
This program will go over the causes and impact of misconduct in a law enforcement agency -corruption and strategies to prevent misconduct from invading a police agency, including Early Intervention Systems.
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Homicide Scene Management for Patrol
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
August 9 - August 9
Course Objective is to train the patrol officer or first responder how to approach and manage a homicide or suspicious death scene prior to the arrival of scene investigators.
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Advanced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
August 10 - August 12
This course will further enhance the skills you acquire in IPTM's Homicide Investigation course and supply you with the knowledge and abilities to handle even the most challenging homicide investigations. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case.
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Homicide Scene Management for Patrol
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
August 12 - August 12
Course Objective is to train the patrol officer or first responder how to approach and manage a homicide or suspicious death scene prior to the arrival of scene investigators.
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Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: FLETC
August 16 - August 25
This course is designed for qualified law enforcement officers, criminal investigators, and crime scene technicians who have a fundamental understanding of digital photography.
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Website: http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/technical-operations-division/digital-photography-for-law-enforcement-dple/

Advanced Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
August 22 - August 26
This course will teach you how to photographically document evidence when conditions or situations are less than ideal. You will also learn court accepted enhancement techniques using Adobe Photoshop, as well as image management systems for archiving your agency's photos.
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Basic Latent Fingerprint Comparison
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
August 22 - August 26
This course combines both lecture and latent print practical exercises. The ACE-V methodology of comparing and identifying latent prints is discussed as it relates to the scientific method. Emphasis is placed on print orientation to improve each student's comparison skills.
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Cell Phone Technology & Forensic Data Recovery Certification
Sponsored by: PATC
August 22 - August 26
A one of a kind certification training module for law enforcement members of the public safety/criminal justice community that provides investigators a comprehensive study of how to use cell phone records and cell phone forensic technologies in any type of investigation.
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Detective and New Criminal Investigator
Sponsored by: PATC
August 22 - August 26
Course Objectives: Beginning the Criminal Investigation; The Crime Scene; Injury and Death Investigations; Sex Crimes; The Supplemental Investigation; Robbery Investigations; Property Crime Investigations; Police-Media Relations; The Interviews; Conducting Interrogations; Crimes Involving Computers; Management of Your Cases; Case Study.
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Footwear & Tire Track Evidence
Sponsored by: Imprimus Forensic Services LLC
August 22 - August 24
This workshop is an intensive hands-on program that will teach proper preservation, documentation and collection techniques. Students will complete an array of practical documentation and recovery exercises that include photography, casting and the use of electro-static lifting devices. The student will also learn methods of applying footwear and tire track evidence to an investigation.
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Midwest Security & Police Expo
Sponsored by: MSPCE
August 23 - August 24
The expo is the most dynamic industry trade show in the Midwest, showcasing the latest products and services for security and law enforcement professionals.
Website: http://www.mspce.com

Legal and Liability Management for Tactical, S.W.A.T. and Emergency Response Operations
Sponsored by: PATC
August 23 - August 24
Participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and liability. They will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. And the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.
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Homicide Scene Management for Patrol
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
August 23 - August 23
Course Objective is to train the patrol officer or first responder how to approach and manage a homicide or suspicious death scene prior to the arrival of scene investigators.
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Homicide Scene Management for Patrol
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
August 25 - August 25
Course Objective is to train the patrol officer or first responder how to approach and manage a homicide or suspicious death scene prior to the arrival of scene investigators.
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Crime Scene Investigation
Sponsored by: San Bernardino County SD
August 29 - September 9
This course is designed to cover all aspects of general crime scene processing, including scene approach, security, photography, evidence identification and collection, documentation, latent print location and collection, vehicle processing, gunshot trajectory reconstruction, bloodstain pattern recognition, body processing, bugs, bones, graves, and court preparation and testimony.
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Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction
Sponsored by: NCIT
August 29 - June 3
This program is intended to set a strong foundation of knowledge in the fundamental basics of scene investigation and the collection and preservation of evidence.
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False Fingers
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
August 30 - August 30
This overview will provide insight to the lengths individuals will go to try to avoid detection by fingerprint scanners. This classwill introduce means such as prosthetic fingertips, gummy fingers, silicone tape and more.
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Homicide & Crime Scene Management
Sponsored by: Inside The Tape
August 30 - September 1
Topics included: Crime Scene Management Models Related to Death Investigation; Sources of Crime Scene Contamination & Prevention; Media influence Over Trials and Jury Perception; Evaluation of the 911 Call; 7 Homicide Investigation Objectives; Proper Crime Scene Protocol as it Relates to Death Investigation; Cold Case Investigation Strategies; Victimology and Immediate Lead Indicators; Medical-Legal Death Investigation; Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes; Crime Scene Event Reconstruction; Categories of Physical Evidence and Recognition; Crime Scene Evaluation to Include Canvassing; Crime Scene Indicators to Include Scene Staging; DNA Review & Touch Evidence; Specific Types of Crime Scenes & Strategies; Case Review; Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation; SIDS Review and Infant Homicide Scene.
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Biological & Trace Evidence
Sponsored by: Imprimus Forensic Services LLC
August 31 - September 2
This session provides the knowledge and skills necessary to locate and preserve fragile biological and trace evidence. Stressed as a part of course material covered, will be procedures to use in the safe handling and storage of biological evidence. Information on the latest DNA technology and how DNA and trace evidence can best be utilized in criminal investigations is also provided.
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Website: http://www.imprimus.net

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