Additional Training Opportunities

Bullets, Drugs, and Deception: A Team Approach to Death Investigation

The Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner is offering six (6) Free Two-Day Workshops Designed for Medical Examiners, Medicolegal Death Investigators, and Law Enforcement.  This course is designed to foster collaboration between law enforcement and medical death investigators through a combination of didactic lectures focusing on statutes which govern medical examiners and their investigators, drug overdose trends, deaths by suicide, and a virtual death scene, in which participants from different disciplines work together to gather evidence, information, and clues. At the completion of this course, students will be able to explain the laws governing the jurisdiction of medicolegal death investigators at a scene and the contributions of medical examiners,  medicolegal death investigators, and law enforcement in the determination of cause and manner of death. Enrollment is limited to 32 participants, 20 CME/CMEI and 12 LE, so as to enhance interaction and conversations between and amongst participants and faculty. This training program is the product of a collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner and the Middle Tennessee State University Forensic Institute for Research and Education. 


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If you have any questions or need additional information, please Dr. Julia Goodin at


Basic Homicide Investigators Course
April 17-21, 2017
Nashville, TN

The International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) is conducting a Basic Homicide Investigators Course, sponsored by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation “ Memphis Division. This 5 day/40 hour course of instruction is scheduled for Monday April 17, 2017 thru Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Regional Organized Crime Information Center Headquarters (ROCIC) located at 545 Marriott Drive in Nashville, Tennessee.   

This program is designed to improve and enhance the abilities of the homicide investigator through the introduction of a core minimum standard of training, while also introducing updates, changes in the law and new advancements in science and technology.

Topics include: Responsibilities of the Homicide Investigator, Duties of the First Responder, Crime Scene Analysis, Homicide Types & Offender Motivation, Crime Scene processing, Role of the Coroner/Medical Examiner, Investigative Resources & Techniques, Serial Murder, Interview & Interrogation, Suspect development, Victimology, Case Management, Documentation & Report Writing, Media Relations, Prosecution & Legal Matters, Ethics, Stress Management.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Any Detective, Homicide Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office Investigator, Prosecutor or First Responder tasked with investigating homicides or other violent crime.  

The Cost of this course is $350.00 per student, which includes all instructional materials and handouts, a one-year membership in the IHIA, Certificates, ID card and daily refreshments.

   ** SPECIAL GROUP RATE “ Each individual department/agency registering 3 students paid in full
                                                     will receive a 4th FULL TUITION FREE!!  
For anyone traveling or interested in overnight accommodations, please contact Detective Joe Rauch Sergeant David Lebid or Cindy Purviance for information on hotel and special rates for IHIA-BHIC attendees near the venue.  

For online Registration and additional course information, please visit our website at or contact Detective Joe Rauch at the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office (609) 909-7786 / email:, Sergeant David Lebid at the Lee County Sheriff's Office  (239) 477-1412 / email:, Cindy Purviance at ROCIC  (615) 871-0013 / email:  Lieutenant Patrick Taylor Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (615) 862-7511 / email: or FBI Training Coordinator Carla Abramovitz (901) 747-4300 / email:

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Systems Change
April 18-20, 2017
Orlando, FL

Make your plans to join us in Orlando for our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Systems Change, April 18th - 20th! 

Participants can expect to receive the most advanced training, presented by over 100 nationally recognized speakers.  

If you attended our 2016 conference in Washington, DC, or any of our previous conferences, you already know how our faculty and attendees can re-energize and inspire you. If you haven't been to one of our annual conferences, you can be sure that attending in 2017 will have the same impact on you as it did on so many of our participants: 

With three full days of training offering 6 general sessions, a choice of 51 workshops, you are sure to learn something you can bring home and apply on the job. Moreover, with over 2,000 professionals expected to attend, you can anticipate countless opportunities to meet, rejuvenate and share ideas with other colleagues. 

Handling Strangulation Assaults
This year we will also be offering an optional pre-conference track on April 17th, 2017. This one-day training provides an opportunity for medical professionals, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others to learn how to effectively respond to victims of strangulation. Don't miss your change to improve your skills in this critically important field!

For More Information
For more information, please visit our conference page. A detailed agenda is available, as well as a brochure, that can be printed and shared. 

Save $100.00 off the registration fee if you register and pay by December 30, 2016.


Instructor Development Course
April 24-28, 2017
Oak Ridge, TN

This training is POST apprived for 40 hour and registration costs are $250.

Topics for this course include:

POST Rules and Regulations
The role of the Police Instructor
Public Speaking
Instructor Liability
Communications in Teaching
And more

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For more information, contact Chris Jones at 865-946-3204 or 


Developing Confidential Sources for Criminal & Drug / Narcotics Investigations
“Recruiting, Documenting and Managing”
April 25-26, 2017
Alcoa, TN

INSTRUCTOR(S):  David Broadway
LOCATION:  Alcoa Police Department - 2020 N. Wright Rd, Alcoa, TN  37701
HOTEL:  Courtyard Marriott - Alcoa, TN  865-977-8333
$91/single or Double 
COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $295.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

In recent years, technology and intelligence analytical methods available to law enforcement investigators have made headlines. In this age of technical advancement, it must not be forgotten that crime, whether local, or international terrorism, is committed by humans. The motives of humans are constantly evolving and individual behaviors cannot be accurately measured or predicted by technology. The effective patrol officer and thorough investigator must learn to integrate the skillful art of influencing people with the latest technology to build solid cases, uncover criminal behavior and forecast future events.

It is critical for the successful investigator to identify people who are willing, or can be induced, to assist in criminal investigations and who will be acceptable by the courts, as well as, the policed public. To become an effective recruiter, the skillful investigator must learn to observe people of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and become familiar with the issues and quirks associated with potential sources. At the conclusion of this block of instruction, the attendees will be familiar with the historical use of confidential sources and how lessons learned apply to modern day policing. The investigator will understand how personality types affect a person’s reasoning to betray others. The investigator will learn how to identify, approach, recruit, document and manage confidential sources.

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FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute
May 15-19, 2017
Memphis, TN

FBI-LEEDA, and Chief Anthony Berryhill and the UTHSC Police Department are pleased to announce an innovative four and a half day program being held in Memphis, TN.

May 15 - 19, 2017
UTHSC Police Department

740 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

The FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute is a cutting edge 4 1/2-day program built especially for first-line supervisors and middle managers with the goal of enhancing their leadership competencies. The Supervisor Leadership Institute faculty members are senior law enforcement leaders who are committed to passing on their lessons learned.

Attendees will be engaged in personality diagnostics, leadership case studies, mentoring, developing your people, performance management, risk management and credibility. This institute is student-centered and rich in facilitated dialogue and group work.

• Introduction to Supervisor Leadership
• Establish and Maintain Credibility
• Discipline
• Liability
• Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Get local information for this training opportunity by contacting Sergeant William Gray of the UTHSC at 901-448-5715 or email at For hotel reservations, contact Holiday Inn Express, 1180 Union Ave, Telephone: 901-276-1175. The rate is approximately $106 per night.

Seminar registration is open to all law enforcement – sworn and professional staff. You are not required to be a member of FBI-LEEDA to attend

To register online: Click Here or call 877-772-7712 for more information. 


Basic Physical Defense Instructor Certification
May 15-17, 2017
Nashville, TN 

All participants will (upon successful completion) be certified to teach the R.A.D. System of Basic Self Defense for Women. This intense 3 day, 30 hour instructor program is a cost effective way to obtain your own self-defense instructor(s), and offer this consistently structured, proactive self-defense program to women in your community. This is the most comprehensive program of its kind, and now your agency can utilize its basic, tailored format as part of its overall crime prevention / community policing partnership package. This instructor program is dynamic in every way, and will challenge every participant. The course, taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning the tested instructional technique, provides proven tactics and unique insight about the problem of violence against women. This program also includes physical defense workouts for technique development and an evening exercise that is designed to simulate confrontational circumstances. From awareness and risk reduction, to physical skills development this program covers it ALL!!

Registration includes all program materials, a 200+page instructor's curriculum, and certificate. Tuition for the program is $450.00. IACLEA members receive a tuition discount- $350 per person.  To enroll in this program, please complete this registration and submit it to:

The University of Tennessee Police Department
1101 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996

Contact: Assistant Chief Keith Lambert at 865-974-3111, Fax 865-974-4072 or by e-mail at

Registration form holds a spot for you. You will receive a confirmation letter.

Deadline to register is April 12, 2017.

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Southeastern Law Enforcement Training Seminar
June 5-7, 2017
Cookeville, TN

Tennessee Tech University is hosting the 2017 Southeastern Law Enforcement Training Seminar (SELETS) June 5 – June 7, 2017.  We were hoping you would post information about the conference on your website or in yours newsletter if you have one.  Participants will receive 32 POST credit hours.


Dr. Henry Lee - Henry Chang-Yu Lee, is one of the world's foremost forensic scientists and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.

Bill Bass - Forensic anthropologist Bill Bass is among the most famous Americans in his field, which is the use of physical anthropology to resolve medical and criminal matters about the dead. He is the former director of the University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropology Center (FAC), a two-acre compound known colloquially as "The Body Farm", where human remains are left to decay in various natural and controlled environments.

Aurthor Bohanan - An internationally award winning patented inventor, researcher, lecturer and writer, a Certified Latent Print Examiner (one of 860 in the world), a certified FEMA Mass Fatality Course Instructor and a certified police instructor with 52 years in the study and practical application of forensics in thousands of violent crime scenes.

For more information visit and to register go to

If you have questions about the conference contact Dr. Dennis Tennant at DTennat@TNTech.Edu or 931-372-3396.


Authorized Central Storage Training (required for Clan Lab Certified Technicians)
June 13-15, 2017
Bell Buckle, TN

This course is not only required for all Clan Lab Certified agents but will also allow them to become current on their recerts at this course.

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force (TDDTF), formerly named the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force, will be holding a 2.5 day Authorized Central Storage Container Training/Certification class at the Fire Academy in Bell Buckle, TN June 13-15, 2017.

There is no charge for this course. Class will be from 8:00 a.m. (CST)-5:00 p.m. CST the first and second days with a half day planned on day three.  This class will also satisfy the recert requirement for this year as well.

This training will provide certification in adulterating, neutralizing, transporting/hauling and the packaging of clan lab material and will include regulatory procedural requirements. This is a required class for all Clan Lab Certified Techs and you must be clan lab certified in order to attend; this will be the last class of this type scheduled for a long while so it is important for you to attend this course if you have not completed this requirement already within the last 5 years it has been offered.

NOTE: If you attended a previous ACS  class within the last five years or a Basic Clan Lab Certification Training Course within the last two years, you are not required to attend this type of training. However, you may attend this training as a refresher course as some procedures may have changed since then. POST Credit (22 hours) will be available for this course.

An updated physical will be required for this class. If one is on file at the TDDTF office that is not over 1 year old from the date of training, that will be sufficient. The class will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we are accepting 40 students per class. A blank medical form will be included in the e-mail advising you of  your acceptance in the class.

Most costs associated with this training, including lodging, meals, investigative equipment and supplies will be paid for in advance by the TDDTF. Overnight accommodations have been reserved at the facility and meals will be served on premises. Students within commuting distance (50 miles) are not eligible to stay overnight; however, they may stay at the facility at their own expense. Attendees will have to incur at their own expense, transportation costs to and from the training site.

Click here for the registration form and return as soon as possible either electronically via the submit button on the form, scan/e-mail to or fax to 423-267-8983 (no cover page needed).

Please contact the TDDTF office at 423-634-2380 if you any questions.


School Resource Officer Training Conference
June 13-15, 2017
Appleton, WI 


Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response . Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities.

Conference Highlights:
Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman (Keynote)
Frank DeAngelis, Principal (Retired) of Columbine High School (Keynote)
Antigo Prom Shooting Case Study
Legal Update with Dave Perlman
Substance Abuse Trends
Juvenile Sex Trafficking
Social Media Threats and Updates in Apps
Active Shooter Response
Working with Students with Disabilities

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