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Seminar Title:  
Homicide Investigation: Crime Scene to Courtroom

DATES:  1/25/2022 through 1/26/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Tim Randall

LOCATION:  Van Buren police Department Training Room - 800 Fayetteville Rd., Van Buren, AR  72956

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Van Buren, AR  479-471-7300
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Sgt. Tim Randall (Retired) served with the Nampa Idaho Police Department for 31 years. He was assigned as a criminal investigator for 21 of those 31 years. As a lead investigator and supervisor, he conducted and assisted in hundreds of investigations. These include homicides, suicides, child abuse, rape, robbery and internal investigations.

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Tim has served in many positions to include, patrol, patrol supervisor, criminal investigations, CID supervisor, SWAT, school resource officer, internal affairs and polygraph examiner.

Tim has served as the supervisor of the Operations of Professional Standard Division and was responsible for recruitment, hiring, and background investigations. Tim currently works for the Twin Falls, Idaho Police Department responsible for hiring and background investigations. Tim also works as an independent contractor conducting background and internal investigations for many agencies.

Tim has been an Idaho POST certified instructor for over 25 years in interview & interrogation, SWAT, chemical munitions, child abuse, elder abuse and juvenile procedures.


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Course Objectives


CRIMESCENE INVESTIGATION: Participants will understand the importance of death scene investigation. The session will identify the duties and responsibilities of the first responders and investigators in the preservation, processing and management of a crime scene.


ANALYZINGEVIDENCE: This session will help participants understand the different types of evidence, how that evidence is useful and how to use that evidence in making a case. 

CRIMESCENE PHOTOS: The objectives of crime scene photography are to record the conditions of the scene before alteration, record the location and position of evidence items collected, document the point of view of principals and potential witnesses, and document spatial relationships of pertinent items.

FOLLOW-UPINVESTIGATION: Thissession focuses on the steps of the follow-up investigation to include; locating witnesses, eyewitness identification, using social media, surveillance cameras, victimology, crime scene reconstruction, injury reconstruction and theautopsy.

GUNSHOTEVIDENCE: Over 75% ofthe time a firearm is used in a homicide. It is important to understand and identify entrance, exit, contact and grazing wounds, abrasion collar, stippling and powder burns. 

BLOODPATTERN ANALYSIS: Blood left at a crime scene can be very helpful in reconstructing the crime scene, identifying a suspect, and corroborating suspect and victim statements.

DIGITALEVIDENCE: Every homicide case has digital information. The goal is to understand what that evidence is, where is it located and how to retrieve it.

SEARCHWARRANTS: Search warrants are vital in homicide cases and a case can be lost because of mistakes made during the search warrant process.

CASEMANAGEMENT: Case management is having an efficient andeffective process by which cases are assigned, managed, audited, and closed.

CASEPREPARATION: From the beginning investigators should be preparing for prosecution and considering, Jury expectations, the CSI effect, defense strategies and case presentation.

INVESTIGATIVECHECKLISTS: This course will cover investigative checklists for the following death scenes: Homicide, unattended death, suicide, child death scene, and autoerotic fatality.
























































 


 



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