R2 114A Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Nampa

Course Number:  R2 114A

Description:   Advanced Crime Scene Investigation 

This course is designed for detectives, crime scene investigators, and 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 as well as mock situations for the evaluation and processing of evidence.

Students should have had some basic crime scene training or experience before registering for this class.

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 Date:  October 5 -9, 2020

Time:   0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40


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


COST:   $450.00    Payable to Mobile Crime Scene Academy, LLC 

Mailing address:
Mobile Crime Scene Academy, LLC,
P.O. Box 8204, Chandler, Arizona 85246.

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

Deadline:  Space is limited  please register early

Instructor:    Steven E. McGibbon

Registration details   e-mail
                                           or call Cindy at (435) 650-1079

Do not send registrations to POST.

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



R4 Forensic Handwriting Examination Workshop- Blackfoot

Course Number: 228L

Course Description:

This workshop reviews the key principles of document examination with special attention given to handwriting identification and forgery detection. The fundamental concepts and techniques of handwriting identification are thoroughly covered, and other aspects of document examination including ink analysis, paper analysis, and typewriter and computer generated fonts are briefly discussed. Because the course follows a systematic approach, upon completion, each student will be able to properly examine handwriting and forgery cases from start to finish.

This 3-day (24 hour) interactive workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to practice the examination of several different questioned signatures, and anonymous letters and notes.

Dates: October 6-8, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, 501. N. Maple St. Blackfoot, ID 83221

Cost: $425.00

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


Instructor(s): Roy Fenoff, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel), and he is also a forensic handwriting and document examiner in private practice. Dr. Fenoff has been court-qualified as a questioned document examiner and handwriting expert, and has more than 20 years of scientific training and research experience. His areas of expertise include the forensic examination of documents, identification of handwriting and signatures, food fraud, and crime prevention. In addition to his current position at The Citadel, Dr. Fenoff is a voting member of the Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board, a member of the Document Security Alliance, and a research collaborator with Michigan State University’s Food Fraud Initiative.

Remarks: To register for this court, contact Bingham CSO Detective Mike Marvin at 208-782-3064 or email at mmarvin@co.bingham.id.us

R4 Planning & Executing Searches for Human Remains- Pocatello

Course Number: R4280B

Course Description:

This two-day course will familiarize law enforcement and medicolegal professionals with the components of effective outdoor searches for human remains. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills for search planning and execution that can immediately be put into practice. The course provides 3.75 hours of lecture-based instruction with 8.25 hours of structured hands-on laboratory and field exercises with real human and non-human bone. Outdoor field exercise will include daytime pedestrian searches in two environments and a nighttime search using hand-held alternate light sources.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, participants will be familiar with:

  • Types of pedestrian search patterns and the pros and cons of each
  • Factors that structure search planning (e.g., purpose of search, manpower, expertise, scale, vegetation, terrain, time, equipment
  • Contributions of technology and other resources in a search (e.g., forensic anthropologist, cadaver dogs, probes, heavy machinery, ground penetrating radar
  • Appearance of the major bones of the human skeleton
  • Common dispersal patterns of human remains
  • Taphonomic bone modifications that influence the appearance of human remains
  • The use of a hand-held forensic (alternate) light source in nighttime searches

No book is required. Course packet with lab handouts and reference materials will be provided at check-in.

Course Requirements: Attendance of all lectures and active participation in lab activities is required. Attendance will be taken in each lecture session to verify contact hours. No out-of-class readings or assignments are required.

Student Evaluation: The course will conclude with a lab activity (Developing Realistic Search Plans) where participants will put into practice what they have learned based on simulated real-life scenarios. Search plans will be evaluated in class discussion.

Additional Considerations: A large portion of this class will take place outdoors. Field exercises will take place during the day and after sunset. Average temperatures in Pocatello during this time are in the mid-60s during the day and fall to around freezing after dark. Please prepare accordingly. We recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and water bottle. Based on vegetation and terrain in the search areas, long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes, and work gloves are also recommended.

Alternate Light Sources (ALS): This course will use the UltraLite ALS Ultra One (3-in-1 ALS) unit. Individuals may opt to bring the equipment that is available to them to gain familiarity using it under simulated real-world conditions. Please contact the course instructor if you plan to bring an ALS unit from your agency.

Dates: April 10-11, 2020

Times: Friday 1130-2130, Saturday 0830-1430

Credit Hours: 12

Location: Idaho State University Campus, Pocatello, ID 83201

Cost: $150.00

Course fee includes: manual, Sat. lunch, and course certificate

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


Instructor(s): ISU Forensic Anthropology Professor Sara Getz

Remarks: Registration and Payment: Registration can be submitted by clicking the link below and filling out the registration form on your computer or smart phone. The form contains additional information regarding payments by check or credit card.

Link- https://isu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SkFiIPwfg8hG1T

Direct any questions to Dr. Sara Getz at getzsara@isu.edu

R2 2020 Idaho Narcotics Officers’ Association Conference- Boise

Course Number: R2413

Course Description:

During this annual training conference, we are excited to present the following:


Psychological challenges

Issues and Hardships affecting Law Enforcement Families


Fast paced, one day course intended for Patrol Officers, Patrol Supervisors, Detectives, Probation Officers, who want to become more efficient in detecting, apprehending and documenting the arrest of criminals including; drug users, drug traffickers, gang members, and even terrorists.

Dates: June 22-24, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. Boise, ID 83714

Cost: $300.00 if paid before June 6th. $325.00 if paid after June 6th

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging) ACCOMMODATIONS- When contacting the hotel, ask for the Idaho Narcotics Ofc. Association discount. There are rooms reserved for attendees, so register early. Contact the hotel at 208-343-1871.


Instructor(s): Dave Redemann, Joe Morris

Remarks: Click on the link for the registration form- INOA 2020 registration form Mail registration to INOA PO BOX 680 Rigby, ID 83442 or call Detective Pettingill at 208-248-2567 to register with credit card.