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)


Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

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


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