Training Calendar - Investigation

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

Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/30/12 - 06/01/12
This course will teach you how to properly use your agency's digital camera. Not only will you learn how to document both the crime scene and specific evidence, but you will also be shown how to process and properly archive the resulting computer images for courtroom purposes. The benefits and possible limitations of digital capture for different types of evidence will be explored. Court accepted methods for recording the scene and archiving the images will be emphasized.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023204

Advanced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/04/12 - 06/06/12
This course will enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM’s Homicide Investigation course. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case. We will discuss criminal profiling and abnormal psychology and you will learn specific interrogation techniques to use on the suspects. In addition, we will show you what to look for in gang-related homicides.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023212

Burglary Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/04/12 - 06/06/12
This course will give you an insight into the latest trends of residential and business burglaries so that you can more effectively investigate and prevent future occurrences. You will learn how burglars approach their crimes along with investigative techniques that can help you locate valuable evidence and determine how a burglary occurred. And you will learn about the revealing information that can be gained through field interviews with subjects and the creation of known burglar files.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023255

2012 International Training Conference
Sponsored by: IABTI
06/04/12 - 06/08/12
Is an independent, non-profit, professional association formed for countering the criminal use of explosives. This is sought through the exchange of training, expertise and information among personnel employed in the fields of law enforcement, fire and emergency services, the military, forensic science and other related fields.
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Website: http://www.iabti.org

Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
06/04/12 - 06/08/12
SIRCHIE offers a specialized training course designed to further the knowledge and skills of law enforcement professionals in evidence collection and crime scene technology.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Criminal Investigative Techniques
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/11/12 - 06/15/12
This course will provide you with in-depth instruction of the processes and techniques that apply to all aspects of criminal investigations, from the initial response to the scene to the final courtroom presentation. We will show you how to properly locate, document, collect and preserve the physical evidence and effective techniques for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects. You will also learn about networks and databases that can assist you in the investigative process.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023101

2012 Annual Conference
Sponsored by: National Sheriffs Association
06/16/12 - 06/20/12
There are over 60 Seminars and Workshops covering all aspects of the duties and responsibilities for sheriffs' offices, including, but not limited to Law Enforcement, Jail Operations, Service of Process, Transportation of Prisoners, and Court Judicial Security. Exhibit Hall The exhibit hall will present close to 500 exhibit booths and will include a very diverse group ranging from weapons, universities, electronics, vehicles, clothing, commissary, forensics, government agencies, and more. Networking Provides a platform for lively debate on issues that matter most. Training and exhibits are second to none. Sheriffs from across the country network to develop solutions to common problems. NSA presents the latest in programs and training in crime fighting techniques
Website: http://www.sheriffs.org

International Homicide Investigators Association 19th Annual Symposium
Sponsored by: International Homicide Investigators Association
06/17/12 - 06/22/12
Continuing the IHIA's tradition of bringing together world class expert instructors, presentations will cover topics requested by the membership. They include: * Child abduction and murder * Terrorism/Narco terrorism * Cutting edge forensics and technology * Investigative resources * Cold case investigations * Victim issues * Serial homicide investigations * Death and unidentified remains * Our role in catastrophic circumstances
Website: http://www.ihia.org

Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/18/12 - 06/22/12
This course will give you the knowledge and skills to thoroughly and professionally investigate any possible homicide situation. We will show you the various types of homicides that you may encounter, a systematic process for handling the crime scene, and the latest technology and forensic sciences can assist you in your investigation. Beyond the crime scene, you’ll also learn about criminal profiling, interrogation techniques and how to handle the news media’s involvement.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023112

Shooting Reconstruction 1
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
06/20/12 - 06/22/12
This three-day introductory course covers basic shooting incident investigation and reconstruction topics along with elements that are unique and specific to police-involved shooting incidents. Students will review basic firearms-related topics to ensure that they have a fundamental understanding of the principles necessary to conduct a proper investigation/reconstruction of a shooting incident. Case studies add additional facets to the lecture topics.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1898

Burglary Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/25/12 - 06/27/12
This course will give you an insight into the latest trends of residential and business burglaries so that you can more effectively investigate and prevent future occurrences. You will learn how burglars approach their crimes along with investigative techniques that can help you locate valuable evidence and determine how a burglary occurred. And you will learn about the revealing information that can be gained through field interviews with subjects and the creation of known burglar files.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023255

Shooting Reconstruction 2
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
06/25/12 - 06/27/12
Shooting reconstruction is a complex field with a wide variety of variables. Once you understand the basic elements, it is necessary to further develop your skill. This can be done only through the extensive use of hands-on exercises using real world cases. Students are given an opportunity to present findings to the class for thorough discussion. These exercises prepare the investigator to efficiently and accurately reconstruct most shooting incidents.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1900

Bloodstain Pattern Documentation Course
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
06/25/12 - 06/28/12
This course is intended for crime scene investigators/technicians. The course: introduces the student to the nature and value of bloodstain pattern evidence; teaches the student to recognize basic pattern types; demonstrates through practical exercise the "Roadmapping" method of documenting bloodstain pattern evidence. At the conclusion of the course, the student will recognize basic bloodstain pattern types and be familiar through practice of a proven method of documenting bloodstains for future analysis.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/25/12 - 06/29/12
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 (D.D.D.), with heavy emphasis on the latest scientific techniques available to the homicide investigator. Each student if encouraged to bring one uncleared death case for presentation to fellow students and evaluation by a panel of experts.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023102

Cell Phone Technology and Forensic Data Recovery
Sponsored by: PATC
07/09/12 - 07/13/12
Expose attendees to proficient and effective investigations utilizing available databases and cellular usage records, different cell phone technologies and forensic recovery of data.
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Website: www.patc.com

Robbery Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
07/11/12 - 07/13/12
This course will give you a well rounded understanding of the various types of robberies occurring today along with tips and techniques for investigating each different type.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023258

Smartphone Forensics
Sponsored by: PATC
07/17/12 - 07/19/12
Review of cellular networks and intro to smartphone technology; smartphone operating systems; device examination; PIN and PUK.
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Website: www.patc.com

Basic/Intermediate Diagramming with CrashZone/CrimeZone
Sponsored by: FactualDiagrams.com
07/16/12 - 07/20/12
5-day 40-hour course discussing principles and operation of software used for illustrating crash and crime scenes. Provides attendees with effective ways of maximizing the capabilities of the software program.
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Website: http://www.factualdiagrams.com

Major Case Management
Sponsored by: IPTM
07/16/12 - 07/18/12
This course will arm you with a solid foundation to manage major case situations including multi-incident investigations, cross-jurisdictional cases, mass arrest projects, and more. You will learn how to handle the initial crisis, manage the crime scene, allocate personnel, track leads and the investigation, coordinate assisting agencies, and handle the news media. We will also discuss the use of 24-hour hotlines, citizen volunteers, confidential sources, special prosecutors and others.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023254

Interviews and Interrogations
Sponsored by: IPTM
07/16/12 - 07/20/12
Provide you with the skills to gain high quality information from individuals, no matter what their status might be in the investigation. Examine the methods you can employ to establish rapport, improve feedback and become more discerning through efficient listening.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023115

Crime Scene Photography Phase I
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
07/23/12 - 07/25/12
Crime scene photography remains one of the most important aspects of crime scene and criminal investigation. Notes and sketches document only items of evidence and interest that the investigator recognizes and records. Proper use of a camera can capture everything of significance at a crime scene that is contained in the viewfinder.
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Advanced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
07/23/12 - 07/25/12
This course will enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM’s Homicide Investigation course. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case. We will discuss criminal profiling and a
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Robbery Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
07/30/12 - 08/01/12
This course will give you a well rounded understanding of the various types of robberies occurring today along with tips and techniques for investigating each different type.
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Crime Scene Processing Workshop
Sponsored by: IPTM
08/06/12 - 08/10/12
This course is designed to provide you with hands-on training in the latest state-of-the-art techniques for crime scene processing. Emphasis will be given to recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving and analyzing physical evidence.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023171

Advanced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
08/06/12 - 08/08/12
This course will enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM’s Homicide Investigation course. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case.
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Basic/Intermediate Diagramming with CrashZone/CrimeZone
Sponsored by: Lakewood PD
08/13/12 - 08/17/12
Discusses principles and operation of software used for illustrating crash and crime scenes
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Website: http://www.factualdiagrams.com

Deviant Sexual Behavior and Related Criminal Activity
Sponsored by: IPTM
08/13/12 - 08/17/12
This course will cover the investigative concepts for handling sexually motivated crimes. There will be an in-depth study of the lust murderer, the pedophile, the child molester and the rapist.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023123

Advanced Forensic Photography
Sponsored by: IPTM
08/20/12 - 08/24/12
This course will teach you how to photographically document evidence when conditions or situations are less than ideal.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023266

Midwest Security & Police Conference & Expo
Sponsored by: MSPCE
08/21/12 - 08/22/12
Most dynamic industry trade show in midwest, showcasing the latest products and services for security and law enforcement professionals.
Website: www.tinleyparkconventioncenter.net

Crime Scene Processing Workshop
Sponsored by: IPTM
08/27/12 - 08/31/12
Designed to provide you with hands-on training in the latest state-of-the-art techniques for crime scene processing. Emphasis will be given to recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving and analyzing physical evidence.
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