Additional Training Opportunities

Bridging The Gap: Where There’s Smoke . . . A Team Approach to Investigating Fire and Mass Casualty-Related Deaths
Regional Meetings

The Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner (OSCME), and MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education (FIRE) present; Bridging The Gap: Where There’s Smoke . . . A Team Approach to Investigating Fire and Mass Casualty-Related Deaths. This FREE two-day workshop will focus on death investigation - - specifically fire-related deaths and mass fatalities and is designed for medical examiners, medicolegal death investigators and law enforcement.

There are 18 law enforcement and 18 medical examiner spots in each training.

POST, EMS, ABMDI, and CMEs available

November 13-14, 2019
Pickwick Landing State Park

December 11-12, 2019
Cumberland Mountain State Park

January 15-16, 2020
Reelfoot Lake State Park

April 14-15, 2020
Montgomery Bell State Park

April 30-May 1, 2020
Cove Lake State Park..

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“Victims of Child Pornography & Human Trafficking”
November 19, 2019
Bristol, TN  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Child Protective Investigative Teams (including District Attorney Generals’ Offices, law enforcement agencies, TNDCS CPS Investigators, Child Advocacy Center Staffs, mental and medical health providers, and Juvenile Court staffs across east TN), Government Leaders, and Business & Community Partners across East Tennessee of the increasing issues currently facing the innocent and unsuspecting children of our region, please register to attend one of the training dates listed below.

Tom Evans, Special Investigator – ICAC TASK FORCE, Knoxville PD
Elizabeth Appleton, Victim Specialist - FBI
Jama Walker, Special Agent – TBI
Natalie Ivey, Director of Advocacy & Outreach – Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking

DATES & LOCATION: 8:30 am until 4:00 pm (Lunch provided)
November 19 – Bruton Smith Bldg. at Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd. (off of Volunteer Pky.), Bristol, TN 37620.

Please Register at For More information contact Laura Reagan or Lisa Slay at 865.774.1777. 


NFA Symposium
December 4-6
Knoxville, TN

UT National Forensic Academy will be hosting their biennial Forensic Symposium with 16 hours of training credit available, December 4-6, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. Knoxville is home to where the NFA started. This training is available to all NFA Alumni, law enforcement, forensic technicians, detectives, and medicolegal investigators/examiners. Top experts from around the world are brought in to teach on new or emerging techniques and technology available to better assist crime scene investigations.

Registration will be from 10AM – 1PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Student Union located on the University of Tennessee campus. Training will begin promptly at 1PM on Wednesday. 

-Early Bird Pricing is $299 until 10/31/2019
-Regular Price: $349 from 11/01/2019 – 12/04/2019

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Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level I
December 16-19
Athens, GA

The Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course (Level I/Basic) is an introductory course for newly assigned negotiators or negotiators having a five-years or more lapse in negotiation training. This course is the first in a series of three progressive courses. This course meets or exceeds most state and federal training requirements for crisis/hostage negotiator certification and is trained in accordance with guidelines established by the National Council of Negotiation Associations.

This course is designed to prepare law enforcement and corrections personnel to mitigate threats involving barricaded subjects, suicidal subjects, hostage takers, and others presenting behaviors associated with subject precipitated homicide or suicide-by-cop with special emphasis on the drug-affected subject and those suffering from mental illness or experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis.

This course explains the basic premise of crisis negotiation, types of crisis incidents, and terminology as it relates to crisis negotiation. Students will learn the fundamental requirements of a unified law enforcement response to a crisis incident, including pre-incident planning, the roles of dispatchers and first responders, containment, security, and risk management.

Effective communication as a core competency will address the Behavioral Influence Stairway Model, Active Listening Skills (ALS), and the role of rapport and influence as it relates to crisis negotiation. Students will also participate as a team in well-developed practical exercises that reinforce concepts presented during lecture.

Cost: $545.00

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Mobile Device Investigations
May 6 - 8, 2020
Chandler, AZ

Learn current cell phone related strategies and techniques for any type of investigation. Explore and apply current practices for working with different cellular network providers, completing technology-focused search warrants, analyzing cellular provider call data, associating reported data to the investigation and effective case reporting strategies.

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Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse

Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes. During this training, you will learn about the trauma experienced when child sexual abuse cases involve child pornography.

December 4 - 5 | Gainesville, FL
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January 27 - 28, 2020 | West Palm Beach, FL
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February 24 - 25, 2020 | Dallas, TX 
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Beyond Google - Discovering Online Resources in Investigations
January 29 - 30, 2020
West Palm Beach, FL

In the modern cyber-world, almost all criminal investigations have an online aspect that can be used to further investigations and more quickly solve otherwise difficult cases. Join us to examine open source online intelligence/information and learn how to leverage free platforms, databases, and web applications to strengthen criminal cases. Uncover little known facts and techniques to optimize results using online search engines and online internet resources, which will support your investigations and prosecutions. Learn how to complete and serve search warrants for a variety of electronic information and databases to further all types of investigations. Develop new skill sets to establish contacts and open-source intelligence networks to provide ongoing criminal and threat intelligence in your jurisdiction.

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Protecting Children in a Digital Age
June 16, 2020
Concord, CA

Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.

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