Homicide Cold Case Review Committee
The Public Agency Training Council
is known throughout the United States (and beyond) as the
source for Law Enforcement
training and services. As a new service the PATC announces
the formation of the "Cold Case Review Committee." The purpose
of this committee is to make available to police departments,
who do not have Cold Case Squads, a review process for
old, unsolved homicides. PATC has over fifty instructors
with expertise in many fields in law enforcement. Each
of these instructors bring many years of experience in
their specific areas.
These fields include: Homicide Investigation
and Supervision, Crime Scene Analysis and Blood Spatter Interpretation,
Domestic and Child
Arson Investigation, Burn Pattern Analysis, Forensic Pathology,
Legal Issues such as Miranda, Search and Seizure, the
storage and handling of evidence from old cases, and bombs and explosive
just to name a few.
service will be offered by the Public Agency Training
Council at no charge to the
Standing Committee Members:
Co-Chair: David Rivers, Sergeant (Retired) Metro-Dade
Police Department, Miami, Florida. Sergeant supervised Dade County's
Cold Case Squad for 10 years and has over 20 years homicide experience.
He was with Metro-Dade for over 27 years
Co-Chair: Sandra Mays, (Retired) Director of the Wyoming State Crime Lab. Sandra was in the crime lab for 22 years.
She teaches crime scene reconstruction and blood spatter reconstruction.
Mike Coker, Sergeant (Retired) Portsmouth, Virginia Police
Department. Mike is a 20 year veteran police officer and supervisor and
was the commander of the Portsmouth Homicide Unit.
Anthony "Tony" Monheim, Sergeant (Retired) Metro-Dade Police Department, Miami, Florida. Sergeant Monheim was a supervisor in the Robbery Bureau for 16 years and a supervisor in the Homicide Bureau for 12 years.
Jack Ryan, Captain (Retired), Providence Rhode Island Police Department. Jack was a police officer for 20 years and has been an attorney for 14 years. He offers expertise in Miranda, Search and Seizure and the spoliation of evidence.
Jarrett Crawford, Detective (Retired), Metro-Dade Police Department, Miami, Florida. Jarrett was a member of Dade County's Homicide Bureau for 14 years and the Cold Case Squad for 9 years. He has a total of 35 years as a police officer.
Dr. Andrew Baker, Chief Medical Examiner, Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Baker has extensive experience as a Forensic Pathologist.
Greg Smith, Detective (Retired), Metro-Dade Police Department, Miami, Florida. Greg is a founding member of the first Cold Case Squad in the United States with 22 years experience in cold case investigation.
Steve Riggs has over 22 years of Law Enforcement, and Fire Experience. He has extensive training in Fire Determination, Criminal Investigation, Arson Investigation, Evidence Recovery, and Case Management. He has authored two fire science books and co-authored another
Other instructors may be utilized if their particular expertise
is required for a specific case
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