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Understanding Sufficiency and Exclusion Decisions
April 29-May 3
Location: Louisiana State Police HQ
Registration: $600


This is a great class for intermediate or advanced level examiners.  It covers quality and sufficiency thresholds, policy and procedure considerations, error rate computation, erroneous exclusions, and other related topics.  This is an excellent class and we’ll have both instructors at this one!

Intro to the Science of Friction Ridge Examination
May 13-17
Location: Louisiana State Police HQ
Registration: $600


This class is great for print processors of any experience level, crime scene or others who recover or document prints, and new or intermediate level tenprint / latent print comparison analysts.  Academic and legal / judicial professionals would also benefit from the broad overview of the fingerprint discipline covered in the class.

LAIAI 2019 Conference
June 4-6, 2019
Location: Shreveport, LA (Tier 1)
$200 registration, 3 nights hotel ($93/night x 3 rooms)


Videography Workshop

June 18-20
Location: Ascension Parish SO Training Facility


This is a great class for crime scene, detectives, narcotics, or any other individuals using video for surveillance or documentation purposes. The class is taught by Sawabini and Associates.  We have sent several people to this training and it’s excellent!

I requested this class last year and it was just scheduled a few weeks ago.  We intended to send several of our CSI group (10+) since it’s local and free , but it was scheduled for the week of audit.

Advanced Sequential Processing—Hands on Workshop
June 25-28
Location: Louisiana State Police HQ
Registration: $600


This class is great for those who process evidence at crime scenes or in a lab.  Evidence triage, complex examinations and processes, shoeprint/tire track processing, and other advanced topics are covered.  This is a hands-on workshop, and several different processes will be taught and performed.

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

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)



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