R4 Crime Scene Awareness for First Responders- Pocatello

Course Number: R4114

Course Description:

Our program teaches the importance of forensic identifiers and the procedures for processing and applying these identifiers to the department’s information database and methods to protect the chain of evidence.

Exploitation involves the immediate collection, prioritization of items of potential evidence value and recording the information. This program will familiarize the student with the ability to properly process a site for evidence value without contaminating or destroying important information. They will understand the different formats of reports and how they are dictated for courtroom testimony and directives based on the student’s departmental protocols. They will learn how to process, log, categorize, and exploit gained information to the best of their abilities in support of the criminal case and how to pass it through the chain of command to the appropriate level for inclusion into case file and intelligence records.

Crime Scene Awareness training is designed to give the 1st responder the ability to recognize, identify and preserve evidence at any scene and the surrounding environment where a crime has been committed. The student will learn the proper procedures to protect crime scenes by observing, analyzing, and understanding indicators left by nature and human activity.

This course was developed as a training program that gives the student the ability to increase their evidence identification & collection skills with up to an 80% increase in effectiveness. It enhances performance in observation skills and situational awareness. The foundation of the course centers on teaching the students various forms of visual recognition skills used to observe, locate, and interpret crime scenes.

Since humans by nature tend to follow predictable patterns of behavior, these signatures can be readily identified and exploited by the keen observer. Being able to apply this knowledge while assessing crime scenes will give students the ability to accurately identify actions, intentions, and motives of suspects.

Dates: April 27-29, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello ID 83402

Cost: $350.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Randy Merriman

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://form.jotform.com/211887618566167

R2 Homicide Investigation – Southern Police Institute

Course Number: R2 280

SPI Homicide Investigation 2021

Description:

SPI’s HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct competent and complete homicide/death investigations.

Dates: November 8-19 2021

Time: 0800 – 1700

Credit Hours: 80

Location:

Nampa Police Department
820 2nd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83651

Cost: $1295 Discounted rate if paid by cash or check / $1334 If paid by credit card payable to the Southern Police Institute

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: November 7th, 2020

Registration Details: DO NOT send registration to POST

Register Online
www.louisville.edu/spi

For More Information
Contact: Phone: 502-852-6561
E-mail: mailspi@louisville.edu

Remarks:

For additional information regarding the training facility or local accommodations, email Jason Cantrell at cantrellj@cityofnampa.us or call 208-761-9182.

R2 Basic Crime Scene Investigation – Meridian

Course Number: 114

Fundamentals of CSI Course Flyer

Daily Class Schedule

Course Description:

Crime scenes related to illegal narcotics present unique issues for investigators. Because drug crime scenes could potentially lead to transnational narco-terrorism investigations, specific drug-related crime scene investigation training is essential. Expectations of the public and the courts have risen dramatically over the last several years in the area of physical evidence collection. Working a drug-related crime scene is a process that involves a broad range of skill sets with a heavy emphasis on intelligence analysis, evidence collection, and an understanding of the laboratory analyst’s capabilities. Evidence collection and chain of custody are essential to building a case for the successful prosecution of transnational drug trafficking organizations.

The purpose of this course is to train law enforcement personnel, especially counternarcotics officers with the skills needed to locate, identify, document, collect and preserve any crime scene evidence with an emphasis on drug-related evidence. Drug related cases can also lead to other crimes such as thefts, robberies, arson, shootings and even homicides. Upon completion of this training, the student will possess the fundamental skills necessary to process any crime scene and collect a variety of different types of physical evidence, and in particular, drug-related crime scenes.

Dates: September 27th – October 1st , 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40 hours

Location:

Idaho POST Classroom A
700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Cost: FREE

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Derek Mahlum

Remarks: To register go to www.counterdrugtraining.com

R2 Crash to Courtroom

Course Number:   203A

Description: Crash to Courtroom

The Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association invites you to attend the “Crash to Courtroom” training on November 3-5, 2021. This 3-day course focuses on increasing the ability of Idaho prosecutors and crash reconstruction officers to communicate effectively and confidently in the courtroom. Professor John Kwasnoski will present the curriculum with a faculty of experienced vehicular crimes prosecutors. Professor Kwasnoski has reconstructed over 1,300 crashes and has testified under oath more than 200 times.

The goals of this training include:
• Understand the importance of credibility building during testimony.
• Developing skills that will enhance the connection between the crash reconstruction witness and the jurors.
• Gaining insight into defense strategies & tactics and understanding the “rules of en­gagement.”
• Developing direct testimony that will paint the picture of reality for the jurors.

Class Flyer and Schedule

Date: November 3-5, 2021

Time:   0800 – 1700 (Wed/Thurs)
0800 – 1200 (Fri)

Credit Hours:  20

Location:
Idaho POST Academy, Classroom A
700 S Stratford Dr
Meridian, ID 83642

COST:          Tuition Free
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)
There is a possibility to award participants with scholarships to cover the costs of lodging, please contact Jared Olsen at jared.olson@post.idaho.gov to inquire about this option 

Deadline:   First Come, First Served

Instructor(s):

Jared Olson, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
John Kwasnoski, Professor Emeritus
Adam Garvin, Bonneville County Deputy Prosecutor
Erin Inman, NOAA-National Traffic Law Center

Registration details:
Register at https://ipaa-prosecutors.org


Remarks:  
Do not send registrations to POST.

For more details contact Jared Olson by email at jared.olson@post.idaho.gov

 

 

R2 Crime Scene Photography

Course Number: 114A

Course Description:  Digital Crime Scene Photography

Crime Scene Photography

The first few hours will be dedicated to re-familiarizing the student with their digital SLR camera. The basic equipment needed for this course is an SLR camera, external flash, and a tripod. The next 2 days will involve photographing items of evidence in challenging situations; for example, items in low light conditions, that luminesce or fluoresce, in shadow and sunlight, as well as macro photography. Students will learn proper techniques in photography in comparative evidence such as shoe wear, tire wear, bloodstains, as well as injuries on the body. Students will take hundreds of photos which will provide them with more confidence in their abilities in forensic photography.

Dates: September 27-28, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Meridian Public Safety Training Center
1223 E. Watertower St.
Meridian, ID 83642

Cost: $250.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: September 20, 2021

Instructor(s): Steve McGibbon

Remarks: Register online at https://www.mobilecsa.com/

 

R4 Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Familiarization- Rexburg

Course Number: R4280C

Course Description:

To familiarize detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel on the value of the bloodstains. Students participate in at least a dozen hands-on experiments to observe how blood behaves while in flight. Evidence is often overlooked or even disregarded at crime scenes where blood has been shed. (Accepted by the (IAI) International Association of Identification.)

Dates: September 20-24, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 145 E. Main St., Rexburg, ID 83440

Cost: $450.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Steve at steve@mobilecsa.com or call 435-660-5853 or Cindy at cindy@mobilecsa.com or call 435-650-1079

R4 Advanced Crime Scene Investigation- Idaho Falls

Course Number: 114A

Course Description:   Advanced Crime Scene Investigation- Idaho Falls

This course is designed for detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel involved in crime scene investigation.  Students will receive hands on training in logical ways to organize an investigation, medico-legal investigations of death, challenging photography techniques, use of light energy at crime scenes, chemical processes for latent fingerprint identification, presumptive testing for blood, & chemical processes for enhancement of bloodstains. Students should have had some basic crime scene training/experience before registering for this course.

For more information and course flyer, click the link at the top of the page.

Dates: May 3-7, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D. St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $450.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register, contact Cindy at 435-650-1079 or email at cindy@mobilecsa.com.

 

R4 Two Day Digital Crime Scene Photography- Idaho Falls

Course Number: 114A

Course Description:  Digital Crime Scene Photography- Idaho Falls

Crime Scene Photography

The first few hours will be dedicated to re-familiarizing the student with their digital SLR camera. The basic equipment needed for this course is an SLR camera, external flash, and a tripod. The next 2 days will involve photographing items of evidence in challenging situations; for example, items in low light conditions, that luminesce or fluoresce, in shadow and sunlight, as well as macro photography. Students will learn proper techniques in photography in comparative evidence such as shoe wear, tire wear, bloodstains, as well as injuries on the body. Students will take hundreds of photos which will provide them with more confidence in their abilities in forensic photography.

Dates: May 10-11, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D. St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $250.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register, contact Cindy at 435-650-1079 or email at cindy@mobilecsa.com.

 

R4 Shooting Incident Reconstruction- chubbuck

Course Number: R4228E

Course Description:

Modern investigators are frequently faced with the investigation of incidents involving the discharge of firearms.  Whether the incident is a criminal act, an act of self-defense, or the use of deadly force by law enforcement, the outcome of these investigations often has far-reaching consequences.  It is essential that investigators effectively and accurately analyze these scenes so facts surrounding these incidents can be demonstrated in a court of law or where otherwise required.

This comprehensive 5-day (40-hour), Shooting Incident Reconstruction course is specially designed for case officers/investigators, forensic technicians, crime scene analysts, and others involved in shooting incident analysis.  Through both lecture and practical exercises, students will learn and practice shooting scene reconstruction methodologies and evaluate positions and evidentiary relationships between the shooter, scene, victim and other evidence.

All main concepts are reinforced through hands-on practical exercises using historically-based case scenarios.  * Includes exercises conducted at a shooting range.

Class Requirements:

Course is designed to develop knowledge and hands-on experience for shooting incident scene analysis.    Prior investigative or crime scene experience and attendance at a previous Crime Scene Reconstruction Course is recommended but not required.  Attendees should bring a camera for documenting evidence and an electronic device with USB connection, preferably a laptop computer, to access and save digital handouts, case materials, and fillable forms used in lecture and practical exercises.

​Classroom and firearms range instruction and practical exercises include:

  • Firearms and ammunition design and function
  • Physics of projectile motion
  • Proper identification, documentation and organization of firearms-related evidence
  • Gunshot wound ballistics and interrelationships of wounds and other evidence
  • Determining muzzle to target distances
  • Mathematics for trajectory analysis in crime scenes
  • Application of the scientific method to field analysis
  • Reconstructing the shooting event through recognizing and correlating evidentiary relationships between evidence in the scene, forensic analyses, and subject/witness statements
  • *Trajectory analysis through rodding, laser, trigonometry and stringing
  • *Demonstration and analysis of bullet interactions with various materials including glass, metal, concrete, wood, motor vehicles, bone and dirt.  Commonly held perceptions will be challenged

This course has been approved for the following certification/re-certification training credits: IAI Crime Scene Certification Board – 40 and IAI Forensic Photography Certification Board – 2.

Dates: June 21-25, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck Police Department, 5160 Yellowstone Ave., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $649.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Garry Graff, Iris Graff,

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/062121-SIR.html download the printable forms and follow the registration directions.

Recommended hotel-

La Quinta Hotel
1440 Bench Roa
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-7500

Booking Rate: $99 per night plus tax – Single/Double Occupancy

​Booking Info: Please call the hotel and mention the Shooting Reconstruction group to receive this special rate. Block expires 30 days in advance of the course.

R4 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis II Advanced Course- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4114A

Course Description:

Prerequisites: 
Completion of the Level I course or any Basic BPA course meeting the requirements of the IABPA basic course syllabus.
Length:
A 40 hour course of instruction.
Purpose: 
The course will enhance basic skills and develop the novice to a core competency level required for independent analysis.

Course Completion Requirements:
The student must pass a comprehensive post-course test based on the text Bloodstain Pattern Analysis With an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction 3rd Edition with a score of 80%.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use and apply scientific method.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply experimental design in support of bloodstain pattern analysis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate bloodstain patterns on clothing.
  • Recognize and demonstrate how Luminol and LCV are used to enhance latent blood patterns.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a complex bloodstain pattern scene.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present bloodstain pattern analysis conclusions in a logical written format.

Dates: May 24-28, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, 3750 E. Lincoln Road, Ammon, ID 83406

Cost: $655.oo

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Ross Gardner

Remarks: THERE ARE COURSE PER-REQUISITES. MAKE SURE TO REVIEW THOSE BEFORE REGISTERING.

 

Register via the Bevel, Gardner, and Associates website, located here- https://www.bevelgardner.com/calendar/2020/4/6/bloodstain-pattern-analysis-i-billings-mt-p7jak-6p55r