*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)
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $575.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
David W. Rivers, Sgt.(Retired) Metro-Dade Police Department,
David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after over 27 years of service. He was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 plus years. As a lead investigator and supervisor he conducted and assisted in the conducting of several hundred investigations. These include homicides, suicides, accidental and other death investigations. In 1988 David was assigned as the Supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for the continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in the United States, Canada, Holland and the United Kingdom. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova Southern University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. David is a charter member and past board of director’s member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. He is a member of the Florida Homicide Investigator’s Association, a life member of the Homicide Investigators of Texas (H.I.T.) as well as several other state associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S., American College of Forensic Examiners (A.C.F.E.): Diplomat, Board Certified Forensic Examiner (B.C.F.E.), certified as an expert by the A.C.F.E. in homicide procedures. On September 22, 1987 he achieved “Fellow” status with the A.C.F.E.
Thomas L Martin, Jr
Tom Martin is a sworn crime scene investigator for one of the largest police agencies in the country. He has worked in forensics since 1988 and has supervised the forensic crime scene unit since 1996. Tom has investigated thousands of forensic cases; including, murder, serial and mass murders, police involved shootings, bombings and sexual assaults. Tom’s training and experience encompass several fields of expertise, including: forensic crime scene reconstruction, latent print processing and identification, blood stain pattern analysis, and forensic composite art. He serves as a consultant for The National Institute of Justice and currently sits on the NIJ Technical Working Group for Sensor and Surveillance Technology. Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has instructed at numerous forensic training seminars across the United States including: the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The National Institute of Justice and the Smithsonian Institute. Tom serves as a faculty member for the National College of District Attorneys and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP). He has lectured, on several occasions in Washington, D.C., providing presentations to executive officials of the National Institute of Justice and members of the United States Congress. Tom has appeared on several forensic related television shows including: the HBO series “Autopsy”, the Court TV series “Trace Evidence”, has filmed several episodes for the Discovery Channel and has appeared on Court TV as an expert guest analyst. Tom is the author of the Crime Scene Forensics: A Field Guide for the First Responder pocket guide series published by Looseleaf Law.
Chief Deputy (Retired) Rod Englert, a 50-year veteran of law enforcement, retired as Commander of the Operations Division, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland, Oregon, in 1995. He started his career with the Downey, California Police Department after graduating from the Los Angeles Police Academy. In 1969 Chief Deputy Englert moved to Portland, Oregon and joined the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. A large portion of Chief Deputy Englert's career has been associated with working major crimes, narcotics and homicide. His expertise is in the area of homicide crime scene reconstruction and blood spatter interpretation. After retirement, he became a member of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Homicide Team.
Rod Englert received a Bachelor's degree in Police Administration from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he was President of the 159th Session.
Chief Deputy Englert has conducted over 600 lectures and training seminars on managing criminal investigations, solving unresolved homicides, blood spatter interpretation and crime scene reconstruction to law enforcement personnel, district attorneys and private attorneys in 35 states as well as in Canada, Russia, England, France, Portugal, and South America. He has consulted in over 460 homicides in the United States and Canada. He has testified and is a qualified court expert in crime scene reconstruction and blood pattern analysis in 26 states.
Englert is a member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association; several states’ Homicide Investigator’s Associations; a Fellow, Distinguished Member, President (2001/2002), and Chairman of the Board (2002-2003) of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstructionists; a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; and is Past-President of the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts. He has received the Lecturer of Merit and Distinguished Faculty Awards from the National College of District Attorneys.
Rod Englert is the author of Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2010). Part autobiography and part casebook, Blood Secrets has earned praise from such respected sources as Publishers Weekly, which dubbed it “a fascinating journey into the study of crimson drops….deftly balanc[ing] real-life examples and scientific analysis.”
Pre-Payment is NOT required to register or attend this seminar
David W. Rivers will focus on Cold Case Homicides and the Three Phases of Homicide Investigation:
Crime Scene, Follow-up, Case and Courtroom Preparation.
He will cover various types of death investigations.
Tom Martin will focus on the importance of the Homicide Crime Scene Reconstruction through
the use of Blood Pattern Analysis, the application of DNA to Homicide and Death Scene
Investigations, and Serial Murder Investigation.
Mike J. Coker will focus on officers and other helping professionals who will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist
them in investigating domestic/family homicides. This course of instruction will include spouse and child homicide investigations.
Each day in the U.S., between 5 and 11 women are Killed by a male intimate partner, between 1800
and 4000 per year. In the United States, women are more likely to be killed by their male intimate partners than all other homicide categories
combined. The Violence Against Women Act in 1994 was key legislation to curb domestic homicides.
David W. Rivers will focus on Procedural Issues in the Use of Deadly Force, Case Law, Subject and Witness
Officer’s Rights, and Garrity Issues.