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Seminar Title:  
Fire and Arson Investigation: Integrating Cell Phone Technology into the Prosecution Process

DATES:  2/27/2017 through 3/3/2017

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89102

HOTEL:  Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV  1-800-634-3101
Tower Rooms:
$45.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$89.00 S/D Friday & Saturday
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*Additional $9.99 Service Fee Per Night (Includes Scheduled Transportation To and From Airport, Shuttle to strip, Work-out Center, and In Room Internet Access)
NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCIFEB7 or PATC Western States Conference to receive discounted rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $550.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Steve Riggs, CFEI, CFII & CVFI (Retired)
State of Oklahoma

Steve Riggs has twenty-two years of Law Enforcement, and Fire Service Experience in Oklahoma. Mr. Riggs has extensive training in Fire Cause Determination, Criminal Investigation, Arson Investigation, Evidence Processing, Interviewing Techniques, and Case Management. He is both a certified Police and Fire Instructor. Mr. Riggs has successfully been involved in many Arson Prosecutions in Oklahoma, and assisted with Federal Prosecution. To date, he has never lost an arson case. Steve has authored two fire science training books ARSON CASE MANAGEMENT, ARSON SCENE SEARCH AND EVIDENCE RECOVERY as well as co-authored PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL FIRE INVESTIGATIONS. Steve lectures throughout the United States for local, state, federal agencies and insurance investigators. Steve currently serves on the Hamilton County Fire Investigators Task Force.

Glenn Bard, PATC Tech Chief Technical Officer, Instructor

Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the PA State Police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.

Due to his training and experience, Glenn has been certified as an expert in Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology. Glenn has also been certified as an expert Instructor in the State of Maryland.

Prior to retiring, Glenn was selected by the US Attorney's office in Pittsburgh and OPDAT to teach computer crime investigations and computer forensics in Tirana, Albania.

Additionally, he has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, Federal Fraternal Order of Police, and the Institute of Law Enforcement Education, among many others.

Several of the cases Glenn has worked on have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review and more.

Additionally, Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.

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Course Objectives

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This class was specially designed to assist arson investigators with combining conventional fire scene analysis with cellular records and mapping. Detectives, SIU personnel and fire marshals have been using conventional arson investigation procedures for many years. But few have been trained or have experience combining those methods with items like Cell Pattern analysis and BTS mapping. This class was designed to educate the attendee on the many benefits of combining the two different types of evidence to make the case even stronger.

A competent search of a fire scene demands an understanding of basic procedures, and appreciation of the “Why” of certain actions, and close attention to detail in carrying them out.

This training deals with the considerations, guidelines, and procedures that will help avoid an oversight, insure thoroughness of the search, and to comply with both legal and scientific requirements that always bear on the use of physical evidence.

The class will begin by covering the proper producers for evidence collection on scene following the fire. Some of the topics will include securing the fire scene, identifying potential physical evidence, fire evidence collection methods, tool markings, and more. The training will then shift to evidence not collected at scene, specifically the cellular records of the suspect. Many investigators are aware that the cellular records are available. But few truly understand how much information is available. Topics will include what types of data is available from the 5 major providers, identifying the true provider for MVNO (prepaid “burner” phones), call patterns, mapping BTS locations, determining rangers, and even data such as Nelos / PCMD / RTT.

Each attendee will be familiarized with the records from specific Wireless Service Providers, and examples of patterns and how they can be used to assist with the arson investigations. Finally, the class will map various different sets of records using different software and prepare a work product for use in the investigation and ultimately any legal proceedings.

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