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ASCLD/LAB Assessor Training Course - 01-Jul-2015
ASCLD/LAB Assessor Training Course
The Forensic Science Institute of Ohio is sponsoring the ASCLD/LAB-International Assessor Training Course. Emma Dutton, Ph.D. with ASCLD/LAB will be the instructor for this week-long course.
August 3 – 7, 2015
Ohio Fire Academy, 8895 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
$1100 per student
Course fees include the cost of registration, all course materials (including a take home copy of ISO 17025:2005), training workshops, attendance certificates, and a final exam. Snacks will also be provided for morning and afternoon breaks.
Minimum of 12 students. Maximum of 24 students
Monday: Eight hour ISO 17025 Introduction. Attendance is mandatory
Tuesday – Friday: Training course will cover all aspects of the accreditation process and the role and responsibilities of an assessor
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 10:30am
Attendees will have one hour for lunch each day. Several dining options are located within a short drive of the Fire Academy. The cafeteria at the Fire Academy will also be open for lunch.
In order to reserve your spot, please send the completed registration form as soon as possible. All registration forms must be received by June 30, 2015. All registrations will be confirmed via e-mail within 48 hours of receipt. Download the Registration form here.
Columbus Police Crime Laboratory
770 East Woodrow Avenue
Columbus, OH 43207
Invoices will be sent once registration forms are received. Payment must be received by Friday, July 31, 2015.
Students are responsible for making their own room reservations.
A block of rooms is being held at Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2826 Taylor Road SW, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 (614-864-4555). Room rates are $93.00 per night for a king suite or $83.00 per night for a room with two double beds
Guests must mention "ASCLD/LAB ASSESSOR TRAINING" and make their reservation by July 14, 2015 in order to receive these rates.
This hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast, a microwave and refrigerator in every room, free WIFI, a 24-hour business center, onsite fitness center, and an indoor pool and whirlpool spa. Several restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. This hotel is less than 10 minutes from the Fire Academy, and is also within a 15 minute drive of downtown Columbus and the very popular Easton Town Center.
For consideration to become an assessor, all participants that satisfactorily complete the assessor training must submit both the Application for Assessor Qualification and signed Code of Conduct for Volunteers. These documents must be submitted within 1 year of taking the exam. In addition, each participant under consideration shall possess the following amount of relevant work experience:
An applicant with a bachelor’s degree or higher shall have a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience in a crime laboratory
An applicant with an associate’s degree shall have a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in a crime laboratory
An applicant with a high school diploma or equivalent shall have a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience in a crime laboratory
For additional information on the ASCLD/LAB-International Assessor Training Course, please visit the ASCLD/LAB website:
MAFS Forensic Anthropology Workshop - 16-Jun-2015
This is a 3-day course instructed by a world-renowned expert in the area of FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY, Dr. Michael Finnegan, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist and Kansas State University Professor of Physical Anthropology (retired). This class is designed as an introduction to Forensic Anthropology and is geared towards Crime Scene Responders, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Death Investigators, Detectives, Forensic Nurses, Attorneys, and Students seeking a greater understanding of the forensic use of BONES and the contexts by which human remains are found in natural and unnatural settings.
For more information click on the MAFS FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY WORKSHOP PAGE
Forensic Relationship Training - 12-Jun-2015
November 2-3,2015 Forensic Relationship Training Session 1 - General Relationships Description: Session 1 - General Relationships training covers biological relationship statistics, standard trio and single parent comparisons, reverse comparisons, and relevant standards. Session 1 also includes reporting and testifying to results. Learn more at: http://forensics.marshall.edu
November 4-5,2015 Forensic Relationship Training Session 2 - Advanced Relationships Description: Session 2 - Advanced Relationships offers statistical analyses never taught in our previous trainings, including; grandparentage, multi siblings, avuncular, and multi avuncular. Also included is updated information for mass disaster identifications and familial searching, along with formula simplifications for full and half sibling statistical analyses. Learn more at: http://forensics.marshall.edu
Bevel/Gardner Crime Scene Reconstruction Class - 13-Apr-2015
The Kent County Sheriff Department will be hosting the following course:
COURSE: Crime Scene Reconstruction
INSTUCTOR: Ross M. Gardner (Bevel, Gardner, and Associates)
CONCEPT: This course is designed to properly train crime scene reconstruction analysts. This comprehensive training program provides novice students with the tools to become a competent analyst and ultimately to the status of expert.
DATE: May 18-22, 2015
TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
COST: $655.00 (Approved for 302 funding)
LOCATION: Kent County Sheriff Department 701 Ball Ave, NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
CONTACT: Specialist Jeff Gregus at 616-632-6243 or www.bevelgardner.com
Kansas City PD - Crime Scene School 10/5 - 10/16 - 30-Mar-2015
Kansas City Missouri Police Academy
6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64119
October 5th - 16th, 2015
Oct. 6: 1300—2200 Hrs
Crime Scene School
KCPD - This two week course is designed for both new and experienced investigators and covers multiple aspects of crime scene processing. The course consists of approximately 30 hours of lectures and 40 hours of hands-on practical exercises. Students will gain knowledge in various forensic disciplines including:
Crime Scene Photography
Crime Scene Processing
Evidence Identification, Collection, and Preservation
Latent Fingerprint Processing
Note-Taking and Report Writing
Bloodstain Pattern Documentation
Bullet Path and Impact Analysis
Required Materials :Digital SLR camera, standard 18-50mm or 18-100mm lens, 50mm Macro lens, external flash, flash sync cord, tripod, and flashlight. For additional questions regarding equipment that you have/need please contact us.
Class size is limited to 16 students. Early enrollment is recommended. Casual attire is suggested.
This course meets the requirements for approximately 70 P.O.S.T. hours and 70 hours for the International Association for Identification (IAI).
Please contact us if you are interested in attending:
Madison Palmer: Madison.Palmer@kcpd.org (816) 413-3481
George Santoro: George.Santoro@kcpd.org (816) 413-3528
For more information, download a copy of the information packet
*Please withhold payment until your spot has been confirmed.
Make checks Payable to:
Board of Police Commissioners
and mail to:
Kansas City Missouri Police Headquarters
Attn: Accounting Department
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
How to Apply:
Complete the application and email to Madison.Palmer@kcpd.org
Complete the application and mail to:
Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory
Attn: Madison Palmer
6633 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64131
Tuition: Missouri Agencies- $800.00
Other Agencies- $892.00
MAFS 2015 Fall Meeting - 02-Jun-2015
Registration for the MAFS 2015 Fall Meeting is now open. Go to the Fall Meeting Registration page to register for the fall meeting and workshops!
MAFS 2014 Fall Meeting Merchandise - sale! - 12-Jun-2015
There are still some long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts available for sale.
For more information on the merchandise, prices and availability, please click here.
MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting - 09-Apr-2015
The MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting will be held October 3rd - 7th, 2016 in Branson, Missouri.
October 3-7, 2016
Meeting and Accommodations
Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 East Main Street, Branson, MO 65616
Room Rate: $139/night
Hosted by The Missouri State Highway Patrol
Abigail Lehman, Program Chair
Amy Peebles, Local Arrangements Chair
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Sean Brooks, Workshop Coordinator
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Cindy Dierenfeldt and Jared Roop, Exhibitor Coordinators
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