Training Calendar - Investigation

This is just a brief listing of training courses from now through December 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.

Gunshot Trajectory Reconstruction
Sponsored by: San Bernardino County SD
October 3, 2011 - October 7, 2011
Course covers: Direction of travel of fired bullets, sequencing shots, connecting holes, stringing, photography, sketching, evidence collection, placement of shooters and victims, angle of impact, distance of weapon from wound.
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Website: http://www.sbcsd.org

International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
Sponsored by: IABTI
October 3, 2011 - October 7, 2011
3rd Region Annual Educational Conference
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Website: http://www.iabti.org

Background Investigations
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
October 3, 2011 - October 3, 2011
This program is designed for those individuals whose duties include conducting background investigations on applicants for public safety employment as well as personel history investigations on criminal suspects.
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International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Educational Conference
Sponsored by: IABPA
October 4, 2011 - October 7, 2011
Educational Conference
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Midwest Association of Forensic Scientists Conference
Sponsored by: MAFS
October 4, 2011 - October 8, 2011
Symposia and workshops offering bloodstain pattern analysis, advanced fingerprint and photography techniques, crime scene and shooting reconstruction, legal issues, proficiency and competency, and ISO accreditation issues for crime scene units. Also included are anthropology and diagramming, as well as evidence collection.
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Scientific Basics of Fingerprints and Palmprints-Classifying, Recording and Comparing
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
October 4, 2011 - October 7, 2011
3-day for anyone interested in a basic knowledge of fingerprints. Learn fingerprint pattern types and classification formulas.
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Property Room Management Training
Sponsored by: IAPE at MN PD
October 5, 2011 - October 6, 2011
Best practices for evidence and property room management. 2-day course offers training on DNA storage, audits and inventoris, documentation, packaging, shelving, barcodes and security, firearms handling, narcotics handling, auction, disposal and diversion, bio-hazards, and certification
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Case Law for Cops
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
October 6, 2011 - October 6, 2011
Provides officers with a brief explanation of case law, how to read a case decision, how to research a cases, and how different cases and jurisdictions can affect their actions. Legal sources are examined as well as internet based research site discussed.
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Crime Scene Photography
Sponsored by: San Bernardino County SD
October 10, 2011 - October 14, 2011
Daylight photography, manual functions of an SLR camera, using flash, overcoming darkness, imrpessions, macro photography, using ALS's, indented writing fingerprints.
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Crime Scene Photography Phase I
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
October 10, 2011 - October 12, 2011
Understanding of digital cameras, techniques for capturing quality images under various conditions, acceptable standards for documenting crime scenes and physical evidence.
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Crime Scene Photography Phase I
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
October 10, 2011 - October 12, 2011
Designed for all personnel in the judicial process who are charged with taking crime scene photographs and/or presenting the images in judicial and administrative proceedings.
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Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
October 10, 2011 - October 14, 2011
Hands on use of equipment and materials to achieve a thorough and comprehensive understanding of evidence collection mission.
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Advanced Techniques in Evidence Room Management
Sponsored by: Macomb Police Academy
October 11, 2011 - October 12, 2011
Managing computer and electronic evidence, legal updates on evidence management and civil liability, managing hazardous materials and devices, assessing property control, computers and barcoding systems, comprehensive audits of evidence control function, planning and design of evidence control system, developing an effective evidence control procedures manual, managing hazardous materials.
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Child Death Investigations
Sponsored by: Insitute for Forensic Science
October 11, 2011 - October 13, 2011
Covers all aspects of child death investigations including manners and mechanisms of death, scene investigations, interdisciplinary collaboration, court issues, and reconstructions.
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Basic Police Photography
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
October 12, 2011 - October 14, 2011
3-day program involving daytime and nighttime shooting of crash and crime scenes, luminol photos, blood spatter, tripd use, and close up photos. Students must provide camera and film or digital camera.
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Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association
Sponsored by: LEVA
October 16, 2011 - October 21, 2011
LEVA will host the first national summit on police mobile video recording technology at the 2011 annual training conference. From patrol to police administrators, system manufacturers to integrators, the 2011 annual training conference will have something for everyone involved with or exposed to mobile video recording technology.
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Bloodstain Pattern Documentation Course
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
October 17, 2011 - October 20, 2011
Introduction to the nature and value of bloodstain pattern evidence. Teaches student to recognize basic pattern types, demonstrates roadmapping method of documenting.
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Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: Mt Pleasant PD
October 17, 2011 - October 21, 2011
Composite art training. NO art background required.
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Website: http://www.stuartparks.com

LEVA 2011 Annual Training Conference
Sponsored by: LEVA
October 17, 2011 - October 21, 2011
Leading organization for state-of-the-art public safety video production and forensic video analysis training.
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National Summit on Mobile Video Technology
Sponsored by: LEVA
October 17, 2011 - October 18, 2011
Latest in license-plate reader technology, high definition in-car video recording, body worn video, media management solutions, video compression, advanced wireless video transmission, forensic video analysis, courtroom testimony and presentation.
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Website: http://www.mobilevideotechnology.com

ICAC Specialized Investigative Techniques - Cell Phone Investigation, Collection and the Law
Sponsored by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
October 18, 2011 - October 20, 2011
Teaches effective techniques for properly obtaining, collecting and storingdigital media devices and evidence.
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Statement Analysis Seminar
Sponsored by: Perry County Sheriff's Office
October 19, 2011 - October 19, 2011
Mark McClish shares his techniques on how to analyze a verbal and written statement to detect deception and to gain additional information.
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Website: http://www.statementanalysis.com/perryville

Statement and Analysis Seminar
Sponsored by: Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission
October 21, 2011 - October 21, 2011
Mark McClish shares his techniques on how to analyze a verbal and written statement to detect deception and to gain additional information.
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Crime Scene Processing - Advanced
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
October 22, 2011 - October 26, 2011
Continues where the basic level stops. Trace evidence, DNA, serology, and blood analysis techniques.
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International Association of Chiefs of Police
Sponsored by: IACP
October 22, 2011 - October 26, 2011
Top-notch education on the most pressing law enforcement topics. With renowned keynote speakers, forums and technical workshops, and the largest exhibit hall of products and services for the law enforcement community.
Website: http://www.theiacp.org

CSI Camp
Sponsored by: CATLET
October 23, 2011 - October 28, 2011
Center for Advanced Technical Law Enforcement Training Inc. - Forensics and Investigations: Traditional Training with Today's Technology
Website: http://www.catlet.org

Crime Scene Techniques Involving Surface Skeletons and Buried Bodies
Sponsored by: IPTM
October 24, 2011 - October 28, 2011
Become familiar with the procedures used in forensic archaeology. Search, excavation and recovery of skeletonized human remains and associated evidence.
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Advanced Comparison for the Tenprint Examiner
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
October 26, 2011 - October 27, 2011
Designed to enhance and enrich the skills of the fingerprint examiner. Teaches ACE-V methodology to more difficult comparisons and covers ridgeology.
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Statement Analysis Seminar
Sponsored by: Kansas City Missouri PD
October 26, 2011 - October 26, 2011
Mark McClish shares his techniques on how to analyze a verbal and written statement to detect deception and to gain additional information.
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40-Hour Advanced Latent Palm Print Comparison Course
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
October 31, 2011 - November 4, 2011
Combines lecture and latent print practical exercises. ACE-V Methodology of comparing and identifying latent prints is discussed as it relates to the scientific method. The latent palm print practical exercise is real-life case work type training.
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Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
October 31, 2011 - November 4, 2011
40 hr training requirement. Provides law enforcement personnel with an introduction to commercial vehicles and the additional legal requirements these drivers have. Nomenclature, Oversize loads, equipment violations, load securement, obtaining evidence from crashes involving commercial vehicles, super loads and other topics.
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Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
Sponsored by: Insitute for Forensic Science
November 1, 2011 - November 4, 2011
Introduction to techniques and skills required to investigate major crimes. Emphasis on recent advances in DNA, electronics, latent fingerprint development and time critical evidence related to blood spatter and firearms.
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Scientific Basics of Fingerprints and Palmprints-Classifying, Recording and Comparing
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
November 2, 2011 - November 3, 2011
Learn basic fingerprint pattern types and classification formulas.
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Association of Forensic Document Examiners 2011 Symposium
Sponsored by: AFDE
November 3, 2011 - November 6, 2011
Educational Conference on forensic document examination
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Patrol Criminal Interdiction
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 7, 2011 - November 9, 2011
3-day course directed at criminal interdiction with emphasis on drug enforcement. Tactics & techniques for both roadway interdiction and community patrol interdiction covered. Intro to Drug Problem, Drug Identification and User Recognition, Techniques for Community Patrol, Indicators of Criminal Activity, Interview of the Drug Courier, Commercial Vehicle Interdiction, Intro to Narcotics Canines, Concelament Methods, Court Issues and Testimony, Clan Drug Lab Awareness and Safety, Pharmaceutical Drug Problems and laws.
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Forensic Mapping System Course
Sponsored by: FactualDiagrams.com
November 7, 2011 - November 11, 2011
Teaches field investigator the skills necessary to put this effective system into use. Mapping roadway and interior scenes, intro to mapping vehicle damage and crush using total stations.
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ICAC Specialized Investigative Techniques - Cell Phone Investigation, Collection and the Law
Sponsored by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
November 8, 2011 - November 10, 2011
Teaches effective techniques for properly obtaining, collecting and storing digital media devices and evidence.
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Website: http://www.nfstc.org/meetings

Advanced Comparison for the Tenprint Examiner
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
November 9, 2011 - November 10, 2011
Designed to enhance and enrich the skills of the fingerprint examiner. Teaches ACE-V methodology to more difficult comparisons and covers ridgeology.
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Biker Gangs "101"
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 14, 2011 - November 14, 2011
Provide patrol officers, supervisors, investigators, probation officers, and corrections officers with current and in-depth information on area outlaw biker gangs.
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Post Blast Investigation
Sponsored by: Southeast Precision Tactics LLC
November 14, 2011 - November 15, 2011
Designed for first responders, investigators, forensic personnel or anyone assigned to assist with a post blast investigation. Cover types of explosives, types of delivery systems used, and components used in building devices.
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Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: Santa Clara County S.O.
November 14, 2011 - November 18, 2011
Composite art training. NO art background required.
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Advanced CSI - Death Investigation
Sponsored by: San Bernardino County SD
November 14, 2011 - November 18, 2011
Body processing - tape lifts, sex kits, bite marks, latents on skin, post mortem changes - rigor, lividity, decomposition, entomology collection, bone scatter sites, forensic anthropology, gravesite excavation and more.
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Website: http://sites.google.com/site/sbsdcsitraining/home

Crime Scene Processing Workshop
Sponsored by: Institute of Police Technology Management
November 14, 2011 - November 18, 2011
Hands on training in the latest state of the art techniques for crime scene processing. Recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving and anlyzing physical evidence.
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Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
November 14, 2011 - November 18, 2011
Hands on use of equipment and materials to achieve a thorough and comprehensive understanding of evidence collection mission.
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Advamced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: Institute of Police Technology Management
November 14, 2011 - November 16, 2011
Further enhance your skills on organizing a complex homicide investigation and applying advanced forensic techniques to the case.
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Traffic Crash Level I
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 14, 2011 - November 18, 2011
5-day program designed for police officers that will determine at-fault in a traffic crash. Evidence collection, interviewing witnesses, diagramming crash scenes, utilization of traffic template and applying basic mathematical formulas.
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Confidential Sources
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 15, 2011 - November 15, 2011
Instruction on development, use and management of confidential sources. Includes documentation, briefing, debriefing, control issues and undercover procedures.
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Street Drugs Recognition and Identification
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 16, 2011 - November 16, 2011
Designed for patrol officers who need to understand and identify the various types of drugs that are found in street patrol.
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Liquor Enforcement and Investigation
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 17, 2011 - November 17, 2011
Designed for police patrol officers and investigators. Liquor rules, conducting inspections, conducting investigations, developing cases to be presented at liquor license hearing and conducting stings.
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Courtroom Survival Skills
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 18, 2011 - November 18, 2011
Courtroom adversarial process and techniques for ensuring your testimony is presented as credible and intelligent. Report writing, trial preparation, evidence exhibits, courtroom demeanor, direct examination, cross examination, expert witnesses.
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Arson Investigation for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 19, 2011 - November 20, 2011
Provides the law enforcement officer with an introduction to the technical aspects of an arson investigation. Topics include principles of incendiary fire analysis, environmental and psychological factors of arson, legal considerations, trial preparations, working with fire department personnel and evidence considerations.
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Arson Investigation for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 21, 2011 - November 22, 2011
Provides the law enforcement officer with an introduction to the technical aspects of an arson investigation. Topics include principles of incendiary fire analysis, environmental and psychological factors of arson, legal considerations, trial preparations, working with fire department personnel and evidence considerations.
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Confidential Sources
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 26, 2011 - November 26, 2011
Instruction on development, use and management of confidential sources. Includes documentation, briefing, debriefing, control issues and undercover procedures.
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Detective and New Criminal Investigator Training
Sponsored by: PATC
November 28, 2011 - December 2, 2011
Beginning the criminal investigation, the crime scene, injury and death investigations, sex crimes, supplemental investigations, property crime investigations, police media relations, interviews, conducting interrogations, management of your cases and case study.
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Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: FLETC
November 29, 2011 - December 8, 2011
Designed for 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/

Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
November 30, 2011 - December 2, 2011
How to properly use your agency's digital camera. Document both crime scene and specific evidence. Process and properly archive resulting computer images for courtroom purposes.
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Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
December 5, 2011 - December 5, 2011
1-day course provides both road officers and investigators with a basic understanding of Clandestine Drub Labs. Provides instruction regarding the hazards and dangers of these labs. Intro to Clan Lab Problem, Health and Safety Hazards/OSHA Regulations, Methamphetamine Manufacturing, investigative Case Management and Techniques, Evidence and Court Issues, Illegal Assembly Investigations.
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Scientific Methodolody: ACE-V Daubert
Sponsored by: Insitute for Forensic Science
December 5, 2011 - December 7, 2011
Designed for all friction ridge practitioners who arrive at conclusions and may need to explain those to attorneys or juries.
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Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
December 5, 2011 - December 9, 2011
Knowledge and skills to thoroughly and professionally investigate any possible homicide situation.
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Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incident
Sponsored by: IPTM
December 5, 2011 - December 9, 2011
Assist the crime scene analyst, technician or investigator in the use of effective reconstruction principles at crime scenes where indentations and/or projectile holes are evident.
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Forensic Authentication of Digital Images
Sponsored by: National Center for Media Forensics - University of Colorado, Denver
December 12, 2011 - December 14, 2011
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Website: http://cam.ucdenver.edu/ncmf

Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM-St Petersburg College, FL
December 12, 2011 - December 16, 2011
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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