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Ron Smith and Associates, Inc.
Digital Crime Scene And Evidence Photography
presented by Louisiana State Police
December 5th – 7th, 2018

This 3-day hands-on course is designed for crime scene investigators, police officers, evidence technicians and other personnel who have the responsibility to properly document crime scenes and physical evidence through photography. The students will be provided with a thorough  understanding of how cameras function, adjustments for various lighting conditions, proper exposure and composition, what photos to take and improve their skills as photographers.

Class Instructor: Scott Campbell, CSCSA
3 Day Course
24 Training Hours
$400.00 Tuition

Louisiana State Police Headquarters Building
Conference Room A
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Class Times 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

For more information on the course click here

For registration information click here

Investigative Statement Analysis:
“The Truth is in the Lies”
presented by Texas Forensic Associates
December 10th – 12th, 2018

This course is the structured examination of a person’s verbatim words for indicators of truthfulness
and deception. It is an investigative tool which helps determine a subject’s indicators of
deception. Just as in an interview setting, we have “tells” that give us away in writing. Wouldn’t
you like to be able to read a written statement or listen to a 911 call and quickly identify
whether the person making the statement was being truthful? That’s what ISA will teach you. It
gives you tools to prioritize your cases and increase your clearances. This program is used by
the FBI and many other law enforcement agencies with great success. It has been refined over
decades of development and thousands of statements.

You will learn to

• Identify Indicators of Veracity
• Identify Indicators of Deception
• Review Actual Statements & 911 calls
• Detect Deception by Equivocations & Negations
• Identify Extraneous Information & Deception
• Recognize Statement Balance
• Understand Order of Appearance
• Understand Verb & Adverb Importance
• Understand Pronoun Importance
• Participate in Group Exercises
• Participate in Q & A Session
• Identify Unique Sensory Details

Hosted by
Travis County Sheriff’s Office

3614 Bill Price Road, Bldg. #50
Del Valle (Austin), TX 78617

Fee $345
**** $395 after November 15th, 2018 ****
No Refund on Early Registration (Substitutions are Allowed)

Go to www.txfact.com for registration form

Latent Fingerprint Processing
Recovery of Friction Ridge Evidence
presented by Texas Forensic Associates
January 7th – 9th, 2019

This 24-hour course is intended for law enforcement officers, investigators, technicians, and crime laboratory personnel tasked with processing crime scenes and/or physical evidence for latent print evidence. The course stresses hands-on practice with latent print development materials and methods; including conventional, fluorescent and magnetic powder processing, adhesive materials processing, basic chemical processing and cyanoacrylate fuming. They will learn to collect and preserve latent print evidence using tape lifting techniques, photography, and impression casting materials.

You will learn

• Developing latent prints on a variety of surfaces
• Lifting and mount powdered latent prints
• Use of conventional black powder processing
• Use of fluorescent powder processing
• Black and silver magnetic powder processing
• Forensic Light Sources & latent prints
• Lifting materials and techniques
• To label, mark, & ID latent print locations
• Cyanoacrylate development of latent prints
• Use of chemicals to processes LP evidence

Hosted by
Irving Police Department
2603 Esters Road
Irving, Texas

Fee $345 ( E a r l y R e g i s t r a t i o n )
* * * * $ 3 9 5 a f t e r D e c em b e r 1 0 t h , 2 0 1 8 * * * *
No Refund on Early Registration (Substitutions are Allowed)

Go to www.txfact.com for registration form

Ron Smith and Associates, Inc.
Understanding Exclusions and Sufficiency Decisions
presented by Louisiana State Police
April 29th – May 3rd, 2019

This course, the first of it’s kind in the friction ridge community, deals with the critical concepts of exclusion and sufficiency and will benefit examiners at all levels of experience and skill. However, to fully appreciate and grasp the complexity of the issues surrounding these difficult decisions-made by examiners every day- comparison experience is not only preferred but strongly recommended. Unit supervisors and qualified managers are also encouraged to attend this course to gain a better understanding of the complexity of the current friction ridge examination.

Class Instructor: John Black, CLPE, CFWE, CSCSA & Glenn Langenburg, Ph.D., CLPE, F-ABC
4.5 Day Course
36 Training Hours
$600.00 Tuition

Louisiana State Police Headquarters Building
Conference Room A
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Class Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday | 8:00 AM to Noon Friday

Lodging: (Although we cannot endorse any particular hotel property, we have confirmed that the following lodging choices are within a very reasonable commuting distance to the training site.)
Homewood Suites Baton Rouge
5860 Corporate Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA  70808

Instructor Shipping:
Louisiana State Police Crime Lab
Attn:  Karly Ridgell, Latent Unit Supervisor
376 E. Airport Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA  70806

Local Host:
Karly Ridgell, Latent Unit Supervisor
Louisiana State Police Crime Lab

For more information and registration click here

Special Topics in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis:
Documenting, Reporting, & Presenting
presented by
Texas Forensic Associates
Hosted by Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
March 18th – 22nd, 2019           TIME: 8AM – 5PM
LOCATION: 1510 E. Langdon Rd. Dallas,TX
Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Firearms Training Facility

This 40-hour course was designed upon request from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Its primary goal is to make the experienced crime scene investigator comfortable and proficient
with discussing and presenting Bloodstain Pattern Analysis theory and evidence as it relates
to the scene investigation. The students will learn which elements comprise the best photographs
possible and apply it to scene analysis, and then incorporate them into a Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
report, knowing full well the findings could be discussed in court. The students will also create
and construct demonstrative aids to assist in providing testimonial evidence before the court.
PREREQUISITE – Students must have completed a 40-hour Bloodstain Pattern Analysis class.

• A renewed awareness of BSPA theories and terminology
• Correct photographic techniques
• Layout and design theory for a solid, court acceptable BSPA report
• Practical elementary bloodstain pattern experimentation/creation (demonstrative aids)
• Creation of a demonstrative model of a spatter pattern to illustrate and explain 2D & 3D aspects of
• Opportunities to speak publicly on BSPA theory before a group who know the theory
• Moot Court exercise

Fee $595
* * * * $695 after Feb 15th, 2018 * * * *
Due to the nature and popularity of this class, enrollment is strictly limited to 24.
No Refund on Early Registration (substitutions are allowed)


P.R.I.M.E. T.I.M.E.
Interviews & Interrogations
presented by
Texas Forensic Associates
Hosted by the Southlake Police Department
April 1st – 3rd, 2019       TIME: 8AM to 5PM
LOCATION: 100 E. Dove Road Southlake, TX

This class provides an in-depth look at the P.R.I.M.E. T.I.M.E. interview techniques utilized when questioning witnesses and suspects. Attendees will participate in an interactive training with current confession clips and class exercises that will provide useful tools and build confidence needed in the interview room.
The investigator or detective who is not proficient in this skill is as handicapped as a surgeon who
cannot use a scalpel. The professional interrogator requires a substantial amount of knowledge to develop his\her art, an appreciation of the human condition, and the society in which we live, an in-depth awareness of the psychology of human behavior, a mastery of criminal investigation procedures and principles; an understanding of the criminal statutes, and expertise in the operation of the jurisprudence system.  PRIME TIME will have you ready.
Prerequisite: None

• P = Prepare, Psychology, Plot, Plan
• R = Rapport and Report
• I = Interview or Interrogate
• M = Miranda, Monologue and Manage
• E = Evaluate
• T = Theme
• I = Inquire
• M = Managing the Musts
• E = Evaluate

Fee $345
**** $395 after March 15th, 2019 ****
No Refund on Early Registration (Substitutions are Allowed)

Texas Forensic Associates
137 Gardner Drive Palestine, Texas 75803
(903) 922-0057 or (903) 724-9883
Rudy@TxFACT.com or Nick@TxFACT.com


Shooting Incident Reconstruction
October 7 – 11, 2019
Hosted by The CSI Academy of Florida
The CSI Academy of Florida
12787 US Highway 441 Alachua, FL 32615

Advanced Shooting Incident Reconstruction
June 17 – 21, 2019
Hosted by Gwinnett County Police Department
Gwinnett County Police Department Training Center
854 Winder Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30045

*This course requires participants to have already attended a 40 Hour basic course*

Shooting Incident Reconstruction
March 18 – 22, 2019
Hosted by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
5400 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212

Crime Scene Photography Course
March 11 – 15, 2019
Hosted by
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34232

Advanced Shooting Incident Reconstruction
January 14 – 18, 2019
Hosted by
The CSI Academy of Florida
12787 US Highway 441
Alachua, FL 32615

*This course requires participants to have already attended a 40 Hour basic course*

Advanced Shooting Incident Reconstruction
February 4 – 8, 2019
Hosted and Sponsored by

Alliance Safety LLC
125 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

*This course requires participants to have already attended a 40 Hour basic course*

Learn more at www.forensictrainingsource.com
Contact Bill Robbins
865.851.6536 or