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: September 12-16, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck City Hall, 290 E. Linden Rd., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $689.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Gary Graff, Iris Dalley Graff

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/091222-SIR.html download the printable forms and follow the registration directions.

Recommended hotel-

La Quinta Hotel
1440 Bench Road
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 Introduction to Shooting Reconstruction- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4228E

Course Description:

Course overview

For CSI’s and Detectives to analyze a shooting incident scene effectively, they need skills in recognizing and documenting the physical characteristics associated with firearms and projectiles. This 32 hour course prepares students to handle large scale shooting scenes by building skills in firearms evidence recognition, documentation and analysis.

Day One.

Day one begins with a review of firearms terminology, mechanisms and firearms safety. The day continues with lessons on how to properly document a shooting scene and its related evidence.

  • Firearms safety

  • Terminology

  • Modern firearms operating systems

  • Photography & diagramming a shooting scene

  • Trajectory measurements

  • Shot directionality

Day Two.

Day two teaches students how to evaluate the way projectiles interact with various surfaces. Students also learn how different chemical tests aide in a shooting scene investigation.

  • Yielding vs. unyielding surfaces

  • Ricochet

  • Glass, sheet metal & tires

  • Ejection patterns

  • Gun shot residue & chemical testing

Day Three.

Day three is “range day” where instructors demonstrate many of the principles discussed in days one and two. Students observe and analyze shots in vehicles and tires as well as ricochet shots. Chemical tests are also performed.

  • Known angle & measurements

  • Vehicle glass & tires

  • Mismatched calibers

  • Sheet metal, wood, glass ricochets

  • Shotgun ballistics

Day Four.

The final day reviews many of what the class observed at the range on day three and allows for an in depth question and answer section. Instructors also present some additional firearms topics and case review. The class ends with a large scale final exercise and exam.

  • Range day review

  • Wound ballistics

  • Long range shootings

Dates: June 20-23, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 32

Location: Idaho Falls Police Department Training Annex, 740 Park Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $525.00

 

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s):

Remarks: To register for this course, click on the following link- https://www.forzaforensics.com/upcoming-training-1

Course requirements.

Students will need to bring any camera equipment normally carried while on duty.

(Camera kit rental is available. Select option during registration)

 

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 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 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 Crime Scene Investigation- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4114A

Course Description:

We provide extensive hands-on training to develop credible skills including analyzing major scenes, learning proper investigative process, managing and documenting, as well as collection procedures at crime scenes.

Dates: April 27-30, 2021

Times: 0800-1630

Credit Hours: 32 hours

Location: Idaho Falls Police Department Training Annex, 740 Park Ave., 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 via email at cindy@mobilecsa.com