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"Good and better never rest until good be better and better best." This was the motto for the debate team my sophomore year in high school. The quote was meant to encourage us to never be complacent in our knowledge or our abilities. Whether we were a novice or returning from Nationals the previous year, each and every person was asked to find some way to improve throughout the year. We were never to accept being "good enough" to stop growing.
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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
ASQDE Meeting August 9-13th, 2015 - 10-Feb-2015
The 73rd AGM of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners is to be held at the Eaton Chelsea in Toronto, Canada August 9-13, 2015
The American Society of Questioned Document Examiners meets annually in various locations around the United States and Canada. During our meetings, members and guests present the results of original research and other topics of interest to forensic document examiners. Workshops are also held to further the training of the meeting attendees.
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the ASQDE will be held in Toronto, Canada at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto. This will be the first ASQDE meeting in Toronto since 1969. More information regarding the 2015 meeting will be posted to the meeting pages in the fall of 2014.
For more information Contact Site Chair: Diane Kruger
NIST - Symposium on Error Management - 10-Feb-2015
The International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management is scheduled in Washington, DC, July 20-24, 2015. The symposium web site has gone live! Registration and the Call for Papers is now open.
Forensic Relationship Training - 26-Jan-2015
MAFS 2015 Fall Meeting - 14-Oct-2014
The MAFS 2015 Fall Meeting will be held September 20 - 25th, 2015 in Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Mackinac Island is located in the straits of Mackinac between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas and accessible by Ferry . The island is home to a revolutionary war fort, along with many shops, restaurants and taverns, with miles of trails for biking and horseback riding.
Mark Goff Local Arrangements Chair GoffM3@michigan.gov
Anne Gierlowski Program Chair GierlowskiA@michigan.gov
Check the Fall Meeting page for more details and information!
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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