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This course is designed to introduce students to the use of visible light spectrum in order to enhance organic and inorganic substances that may otherwise be overlooked in criminal investigations. Students will learn how light affects biological fluids, causing absorption, fluorescence, luminescence, and contrast with the target surface.

$250 Law Enforcement/$500 Students

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2/25/2020
-2/26/2020
 CSI Academy


PRESENTED BY: Lt. Kyle King
LOCATION:
GARY MORALES TRAINING CENTER
2191 COOLIDGE ROAD
FORT PIERCE, FL

HANDS ON TRAINING FOR DETECTIVES AND CRIME
SCENE INVESTIGATORS
CSI SHOULD BRING CAMERA, TRIPOD AND
ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED
PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
TO REGISTER SEND E-MAIL TO:
FDIAI REGION 4 DIRECTOR
DONNA CARMICHAEL
CARMICHAELD@STLUCIESHERIFF.COM

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2/26/2020
-2/28/2020
 Donna Carmichael, Region 4 Director


This course will teach the basic rules for the introduction of crime scene evidence in a courtroom. Participants will prepare documents based upon a mock crime scene and take the witness stand using learned techniques during questioning by Robert A. Rush, a dual-certified criminal and civil trial attorney — 1 of only 4 in the state of Florida.

$250/500

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2/27/2020
-2/28/2020
 CSI Academy


PRESENTED BY:
LOCATION:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Training DIvision
1409 N. Falkenburg Rd
Tampa, FL 33619
Learn the correct techniques for taking legible
Finger and Palm prints under a variety of
circumstances. Improve your ability to
train others in this valuable skill
THIS HANDS ON CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
TO REGISTER SEND E-MAIL TO:
FDIAI REGION 3 DIRECTOR
NANCY SULINSKI-STEFFENS
REGION3@FDIAI.ORG
0800 - 1700
& NANCY SULINSKI-STEFFENS

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2/28/20200800-1700Nancy Sulinski-Steffens


This updated Ritualistic and Occult Crime Scene Investigations course is a comprehensive workshop designed to provide crime scene analysts, law enforcement professionals, and other investigators with an extensive understanding of crime scenes containing symbolic and unfamiliar evidence. Investigators will be introduced to the types of crimes most often associated with occult activity, crime scene clues, investigation strategies, and an overview of active groups. Crime scenes, forensic and symbolic evidence involving the ritual practices of Satanism, Santeria, Voodoo, Palo Mayombe, and the Goth, Vampire, and Fetish Scenes will be presented.  New to the course is a block of instruction dealing with ritualistic practices of human traffickers. 

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3/2/2020
-3/5/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


This scenario based course will give students a foundation in the principles and practices of crime scene investigations. By using hand-on techniques, this class is the groundwork for beginning investigators to understand the techniques required for working basic crime scenes.

$625 Law Enforcement/$1250 Students

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3/2/2020
-3/6/2020
 CSI Academy


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3/4/2020
-3/6/2020
 IPTM


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3/6/20200900-1600Kasey Buckner Brager


This course introduces students to a reconstruction of a shooting using gunshot residual techniques and collective analysis of shooting incidents at crime scenes. Students will learn about and practice the fundamentals of reconstructing a crime scene involving shooting incidents by learning in the classroom and completing practical exercises.

$750

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3/16/2020
-3/20/2020
 CSI Academy


FDIAI Region 5 Free Training
Presented by: Bonnie Levin, Supervisory Special Agent, ATF

Location:
City of Miami Police
Law Enforcement Memorial Auditorium
350 NW 2nd Avenue Room 203
Miami, FL 33128

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
splotkin@mdc.edu
 

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3/25/20204:00pm - 6:00pmSharon Plotkin


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3/26/2020
-3/27/2020
 IPTM


This course introduces students to the components of cameras and the science of crime scene photography. Students will learn about and practice photographic techniques involving mock crime scenes of different settings, both indoor/outdoor and in lightness/darkness.

$625 Law Enforcement/$1250 Students

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3/30/2020
-4/3/2020
 CSI Academy


Many latent print examiners, novice and expert alike, find conducting analysis and comparison on palm prints and the lower joints of the fingers to be challenging. However, there are many clues in the friction ridge skin of the hands that can make orientating, searching, and comparing these prints very easy. This three-day Palm Print Search and Comparison Techniques workshop is designed to introduce you to those clues to assist you in this process and help speed up the amount of time you spend trying to conduct your casework. By knowing these clues, the work you do on palm prints and the lower joints of the fingers will be quicker and more productive. Eventually, as you practice these hints over time, you will find that palm prints and lower joints of the fingers can be just as easy as fingerprints!

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4/1/2020
-4/3/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that it is hosting an advanced, threeday, hands-on training program in forensic digital evidentiary imaging April 7 – 9, 2020. This class will be held at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, located in Fort Pierce, FL. 

$749

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4/7/2020
-4/9/2020
 Lynn Slaughter


This course will describe methods of human remains recovery in outdoor environments including scattered surface skeletal and buried remains. Methods of searching, mapping, measuring, and excavation will be discussed in addition to the utility of forensic taphonomy.

$625 Law Enforcement/$1250 Students

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4/13/2020
-4/17/2020
 CSI Academy


This 40 hour course is designed to provide field training officers in the forensic disciplines with the knowledge, skills and abilities to train and evaluate a forensic trainee utilizing interactive lectures and hands-on activities.  This course will help you more effectively teach complex material to trainees, properly document procedures and events, and develop a structured training program.

Day One:  Cognitive Adult Learning, Meyers Briggs, Chronotypes, Learning Styles
Day Two:  Ethics & Legal Implications, Liability & Safety, Responsibilities of the FTO, Trainer and Supervisor
Day Three: Daily Observation Reports, Handling Problem Trainees
Day Four:  Top Training Mistakes, Building a Training Program
Day Five:  Managing FTOs, Remedial Training, Evaluating a Training Program

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4/13/2020
-4/17/2020
8am - 5pmErin West


Forensic Pieces
Miami Police Training Center
350 N.W. 2 Avenue
Miami, FL 33128

$395

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4/20/2020
-4/24/2020
8:00am - 5:00pm Sgt. Diaz


This advanced course will allow students to expand their knowledge and skills concerning bloodstain analysis. In accordance with the International Association of Bloodstain Analysts, students will learn to recognize, document, analyze, and collect stains related to clothing and more complicated substrates.

$625

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4/20/2020
-4/24/2020
 CSI Academy


This is a hands-on training workshop designed to teach individuals how to use different methods and techniques for collecting latent fingerprints off difficult surfaces. Various lifting techniques will be described, demonstrated, and then practiced with the class. Difficult surfaces include wet items, wet paper, and both latex and vinyl gloves.

$159

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5/1/2020 CSI Academy


24-Hour Workshop: Forensic Bloodstain Recognition Using the Chemical Enhancement and Identification of Blood
Instructors:      Sharon L. Plotkin M.S. CCSI
                       
Purpose:
  • The purpose of this workshop is to introduce crime scene and law enforcement personnel to bloodstain reconstruction and documenting crime scenes with blood evidence through photographic and sketching techniques. Bloodstain reconstruction to include passive versus force, angle of degrees, forward/back spatter and measuring of bloodstains in order to reconstruct blood stain patterns on crime scenes will also be examined. Blood enhancement and detection techniques and presumptive blood testing will also be introduced in the class utilizing chemicals.
  • Power point lectures and many hands on practicum’s will be provided to all those attending in order to achieve these objectives. Objectives:
    Day one: Documentation
    Photography
    How to work with available light
  • Using camera settings (ISO, FStop, Shutter speeds, Exposure Value, White Balance)
  • Crime scene photography
  • Oblique lighting
  • Macro photography
Sketching
  • Techniques
  • Measuring crime scenes
    • time allotted: 8 hoursDay two: Bloodstain reconstruction
      Discuss and examine Bloodstain patterns
  • Passive versus force
  • Surface textures
  • Angles of degrees
  • Application of force to create patterns
  • Documentation of bloodstain patterns
    • time allotted: 8 hours
Day three: Blood enhancement and detection
  • Utilizing chemicals including Coomassie Blue, Amido Black and LCV to enhance blood stain patterns that are present
  • Utilizing chemicals such as Bluestar to detect blood that is not visible
  • Phenolphthalein testing, OBTI presumptive blood tests for presence of blood
    • time allotted: 8 hours
 
  •  Total hours: 24

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5/4/2020
-5/6/2020
0800-1700 DailyCrystal Burts


This is a hands-on training course designed to teach individuals how to use Cyanoacrylate adhesives to develop latent fingerprints. Topics discussed in this 1-day course include introduction to Cyanoacrylates, safety and handling of Cyanoacrylates, how Cyanoacrylates develop fingerprints, and optimum conditions to develop a fingerprint properly.

$159

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5/15/2020 CSI Academy


Course Title: RS&A Understanding Exclusion and Sufficiency Decisions – West Palm Beach FL
Course Dates: May 18 – 22, 2020
Tuition Cost: $600.00
I.A.I. Approved Hours for Certification or Re-certification: 36 Hours

Course Location: Palm Beach CSO Headquarters Classroom A 3228 Gun Club Road West Palm Beach FL 33406

Course Instructor(s): John Black, CLPE, CFWE, CSCSA Glenn Langenburg, Ph.D., CLPE, F-ABC

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5/18/2020
-5/22/2020
 Erica Jolly, Forensic ID Unit Manager


FREE Garret Pro-Pointer AT Pinpointer! 
Crime Scene Metal Detector Operations will provide the crime scene investigator with a basic understanding of the nomenclature and operation of metal detectors. This course will also teach the techniques needed to successfully locate metallic items of evidence such as, but not limited to, firearms, projectiles, and shell casings. This training will permit the investigator to find more evidence and/or find the evidence more quickly.

​The design of this course is specific to the following metal detectors: Garrett CSI 250, Garrett CSI Pro, or the Garrett AT Pro. (For other metal detectors, please contact us.)

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5/18/2020
-5/19/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


Evolve Forensics (Alice Maceo White)

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6/8/2020
-6/12/2020
0800-1700Mara Iocolano


The Forensic Taphonomy Course provides students with an in-depth, hands-on workshop that focuses on the field investigative techniques of collecting, processing, and analyzing taphonomic evidence for the purposes of estimating time since death, interpreting the circumstances surrounding death, and the location of scattered or buried human remains.  Emphasis is placed on collecting, preserving, and interpreting insect evidence, plant and soil evidence, and the search and recovery of human skeletal remains. 

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6/24/2020
-6/26/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


Any deliberate effort made by an offender before police arrive to alter the pristine condition of a crime scene to purposely thwart the investigation and frustrate the overall criminal justice process is the essence of crime scene staging. Crime scene staging could be increasing due to public fascination with crime scene related media, enhanced awareness of forensic science application, and/or offenders’ belief in their understanding of how crime scenes should look. This comprehensive, 24-hour course is designed for crime scene investigators, detectives, crime laboratory analysts, and other forensic professionals involved in crime scene examination related work. This course explores what is known about crime scene staging and instructs students on how to use a new methodology for the early detection and analysis of potentially staged crime scenes. This course also integrates critical documentation techniques used to create a permanent record of bloodstain pattern evidence and/or firearms-related incident evidence for the purpose of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary crime scene reconstruction towards supporting or refuting claims made by a would-be crime scene stager.

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7/6/2020
-7/8/2020
 Crystal Merrell


This 40 hour course is designed to provide field training officers in the forensic disciplines with the knowledge, skills and abilities to train and evaluate a forensic trainee utilizing interactive lectures and hands-on activities.  This course will help you more effectively teach complex material to trainees, properly document procedures and events, and develop a structured training program.

Day One:  Cognitive Adult Learning, Meyers Briggs, Chronotypes, Learning Styles
Day Two:  Ethics & Legal Implications, Liability & Safety, Responsibilities of the FTO, Trainer and Supervisor
Day Three: Daily Observation Reports, Handling Problem Trainees
Day Four:  Top Training Mistakes, Building a Training Program
Day Five:  Managing FTOs, Remedial Training, Evaluating a Training Program

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7/6/2020
-7/10/2020
8am - 5pmErin West


The Latent Print Sequential Processing and Preservation course includes comprehensive training in evidence collection and physical and chemical processing of latent print evidence as well as latent print photography.  The course will provide both lecture material and hands-on practical exercises.

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7/13/2020
-7/17/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


This all-encompassing 40-hour workshop will provide the investigator with both hands-on training as well as thought-provoking discussions while using advanced crime scene investigation techniques. This course was designed for the detective wishing to either refresh or advance their overall skills in the examination of major crime scenes while using proper documentation and examples of testing evidence as well as the overall crime scene.

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7/27/2020
-7/31/2020
 Crystal Merrell


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8/10/2020
-8/11/2020
 IPTM


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