Additional Training Opportunities

Touch DNA for Law Enforcement (Online)
Dr. Jalika Waugh
Online, Start Anytime

Proper collection of DNA sources found at the scene of a crime can become the key scientific evidence that is needed to later solve a complex investigation that results in conviction. During this course Dr. Jalika Waugh will teach you how to evaluate the physical evidence at the scene for its potential DNA viability and proper collection methods. She will discuss the history and current use of DNA in criminal investigations, further explaining the differences between touch and wear DNA.

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Managing the Detective Unit
Dan McDevitt
Sept. 21-23, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This course focuses on the effective and efficient management of detective unit personnel, procedures, and investigations in order to improve organizational processes and increase clearance and arrest rates.

The objectives of this program are two-fold: one addresses the administrative requirements for managing the criminal investigative process; the other focuses on managing the operations of the investigative unit. We will examine several strategies, policies, and forms that are designed to make the management of the investigative unit more effective. You will learn efficient and productive techniques and systems enabling you to better control personnel, paper flow and daily job routines.

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Leadership Summit
Oct. 5-6, VIRTUAL, Florida, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p. m. ET

To allow access to as many law enforcement leaders as possible, IPTM’s Leadership Summit IS GOING VIRTUAL! Virtual events are not affected by travel restrictions and social distancing. Our two-day Leadership Summit will be live from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5-6 and will offer you six months of recorded access. We have lined up some of the best presenters discussing today’s hottest topics, from recruitment strategies and resiliency to leadership through crisis and building community trust.

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Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Oct. 5-9, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This advanced course will take you beyond the blood basics and increase your knowledge and skills in bloodstain pattern analysis. We will also take an in-depth look at the judicial process for becoming qualified to give effective witness testimony. Hands-on experience with actual bloodstain patterns and advanced chemical processing techniques will help strengthen your recognition and analytical abilities and enhance your knowledge of various applications.

We will analyze case studies to teach you how to prepare and document your findings and a moot court exercise will give you an opportunity to testify about your conclusions. We will also examine the Daubert Decision and other expert witness issues that may impact your testimony.

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Police Traffic Laser/RADAR Instructor
Oct. 12-16, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This combined course will improve your knowledge of both RADAR and Laser speed measurement devices and give you the instructional tools to present RADAR and Laser training programs to other members of law enforcement. You will learn the different scientific principles behind these devices and their proper application within the overall speed enforcement program. In addition, we will cover the various aspects of equipment use such as testing and verification protocols, case law, health issues, and many other operational considerations.

Through practical exercises using a variety of different units, you will be exposed to the latest technology in the field. You will also take part in teaching exercises that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the operator.

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Suicide Investigation
Russell Strickland
Oct. 13-14, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

Proving suicide can be a daunting task for the investigator due to factors such as family denials, scene interference, insurance issues, and the basic stigma surrounding an intentional self-inflicted death. This course is specifically designed to help you overcome these difficulties by providing you with the skills necessary to thoroughly and properly investigate the death and to recognize and document all indicators of suicide. Your thorough investigation can be the sole basis for a Medical Examiner/Coroner to rule the manner-of-death as suicide.

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Criminal Investigative Techniques
Oct. 26-30, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This course will provide you with in-depth instruction of the processes and techniques that apply to all aspects of criminal investigations, from the initial response to the scene to the final courtroom presentation. You will learn methods to evaluate a crime scene and determine the type of crime that has been committed and the physical parameters of the area of involvement.

We'll show you how to properly locate, document, collect and preserve the physical evidence and effective techniques for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects. You will also learn about networks and databases that can assist you in the investigative process. Exercises will reinforce the classroom discussions as you build a case using field notes, statements, physical evidence and laboratory reports.

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Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Nancy Sulinski-Steffens
Nov. 4-6, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This truly hands-on course will teach you how to properly use your agency’s digital camera. You will learn how to properly document all manners of evidence ranging from human injuries to outdoor nighttime crime scenes. The primary focus of this course is to equip you, as the agency photographer, with confidence in how to adjust the camera settings to record both the scene and all related evidence the way you observe them.

You will be immersed in indoor, outdoor, daytime and nighttime practical situations using your departmentally issued or personal cameras and learn how to overcome the lighting challenges that crime, crash, and fire investigations create. IPTM’s instructors will work alongside you and share the “tricks of the trade” so that you can become proficient in photographing a variety of scenes.

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Situational De-Escalation Techniques
Bobby Kipper
Nov. 9, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET
Also available online; start anytime.

Behavioral research indicates ‘violence is a process and not an event.’ The process begins with the escalation of individual behavior and leads to the overall acting out phase that in many cases ends in a conflict between police and citizens. This new 8-hour course will provide insight into the impact of implicit and explicit bias on behavior and the necessary skills for secondary officer intervention. The Prevention Intervention Enforcement Recovery (P.I.E.R.) De-Escalation Model is a behavior prevention and intervention process that provides a pathway for you to successfully identify and de-escalate the acting out behavior of citizens you may encounter.

Register here for November 9.
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Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Nov. 9-13, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

During this dynamic course, you will use actual case studies and hands-on applications as you learn how to determine the orientation and location of individuals involved in a shooting incident, the sequence of shots fired, and the location or position of objects at the scene.

We’ll explore the latest reconstruction principles and methods for investigating and documenting projectile-related scenes. You will have the opportunity to observe live fire demonstrations involving vehicles and many other target surfaces. Following each shooting exercise, you will be assigned the challenge of using classroom and field tools to measure, test, and document your observation of the event. We’ll also teach you how to incorporate the principles of mathematics, lasers and the latest computer software diagramming systems to document your reconstruction efforts for courtroom purposes.

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Management of K-9 Unit
Hans Lehman & Aaron Petermen
Nov. 16-19, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET
Also available online!

Learn valuable information regarding police service K-9 unit expectations and capabilities. You will learn how to structure a K-9 unit and how to select and train K-9 teams. Unique leadership strategies involving team building exercises will be an integral part of the class.  We will also discuss the specialized budgetary and records management responsibilities of the K-9 unit, as well as K-9 care, maintenance and replacement decisions. Finally, we will provide you with legal updates and policy development as they relate to this unit.

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Homicide Investigation
Ed Judy
Nov. 30-Dec. 4, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

Whether you are the first responder or the lead investigator, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to thoroughly and professionally investigate any possible homicide situation. We will show you the various types of homicides that you may encounter and common approaches to each. You will learn a systematic process for handling the crime scene, from the initial approach through scene documentation and evidence collection. And, you’ll see how the latest technology and forensic sciences can assist you in your investigation.

Beyond the crime scene, you’ll also learn about criminal profiling, interrogation techniques and how to handle the news media’s involvement.

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Police Internal Affairs
Dec. 7-11, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This comprehensive course has been designed to present a model procedures approach for the needs and requirements of small, medium, and large public safety agencies. We will take you step-by-step through the process of conducting professional, thorough, and objective administrative and internal affairs investigations, as well as specialized investigation of sexual harassment and hostile workplace complaints.

Individual blocks of instruction will present in-depth information on the latest court rulings and nationally accepted procedures surrounding the complaint process and internal affairs investigations; employee rights; social media policies and guidelines; relevant administrative laws related to record-keeping; and the releasing of information to the media. Upon successful completion, you will have acquired the knowledge of investigative techniques and the understanding of legal guidelines necessary to function as internal affairs investigators to include cases that concern criminal violations and officer-involved shootings.

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Advanced Homicide Investigation
Bruce Herring
Dec. 7-9, Jacksonville, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This course will further enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM's Homicide Investigation course and supply you with the knowledge and abilities to handle even the most challenging homicide investigations. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case. We will discuss criminal profiling and abnormal psychology and you will learn specific interrogation techniques to use on the suspects.

Lectures during the course will be held to a minimum. Instead, emphasis will be placed on practical exercises. You will be provided the opportunity to apply the skills you have acquired while studying complex homicide cases presented by the instructors.

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Crime Scene Processing Workshop
Nancy Sulinski-Steffens
Dec. 8-10, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. ET

This hands-on course will provide you with the latest state-of-the-art techniques for crime scene processing. Emphasis will be given to recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving, and analyzing physical evidence. We will focus on the interpretation of discovered evidence, its value within the scene and usefulness in solving the crime. You will participate in exercises that will give you experience in latent print development techniques, locating and collecting DNA evidence, using light energy to process a scene, and how to interpret bloodstain patterns and use chemical enhancement methods. You will also learn how to explain each technique in court.

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Casting the Digital Footprint - $295

Technology impacts almost every type of investigation today. Uncover the information technology users knowingly and unknowingly leave behind when accessing and using electronic devices. Learn how to covertly strengthen your investigations through gathering personal, public and open source data. Discuss techniques to locate evidence through technologies that can benefit any type of investigation.

Click to register for Sep 17 - 18 | Midwest City, OK.
Click to register for Nov 5 - 6 | Denver Area, CO.

Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse - $395

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.

Click here to register for Sep 14 - 15 | Mansfield, MA.
Click here to register for Mar 8 - 9, 2021 | Shalimar, FL.

Mobile Device Investigations - $395

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.

Click here to register for Sep 14 - 16 | Midwest City, OK.
Click here to register for Nov 2 - 4 | Denver Area, CO.
Click here to register for Jan 25 - 27, 2021 | Chandler, AZ.

Beyond Google - Discovering Online Resources in Investigations - $395

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.

Click here to register for Mar 22 - 23, 2021 | Pittsburgh, PA.

Death Investigation Academy - $595

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.

Click here to register for Oct 5 - 9 | Midwest City, OK.

Child Homicide Investigations - $395

Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.

Click here to register for Nov 9 - 10 | Tacoma Area, WA.
Click here to register for Jan 23 - 24, 2021 | San Diego, CA.
Click here to register for Feb 22 - 23, 2021 | Pasadena, TX.
Click here to register for May 17 - 18, 2021 | Little Rock, AR.
Click here to register for Nov 15 - 16, 2021 | Shalimar, FL.

Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides - $395

Improve investigative techniques and prosecutorial efforts needed to successfully decipher unresolved and cold cases. Explore essential investigative, forensic and prosecution methodologies through the dissection of actual cases, best practice examples, interactive discussions, and contemporary resources. Learn proven strategies to avoid complications that are detrimental to the prosecution of cold cases. Discuss practices relevant to the establishment and maintenance of an efficient cold case unit.

Click here to register for Nov 12 - 13 | Tacoma Area, WA.
Click here to register for May 19 - 20, 2021 | Little Rock, AR.
Click here to register for Nov 17 - 18, 2021 | Shalimar, FL

Investigating and Prosecuting No Body Homicides - $99

Gather the investigative tools you need to build a prosecutable homicide case and take it to trial without a body being recovered. Explore why missing persons’ cases should be investigated as homicides, until discovered otherwise.

Click here to register for Oct 15 - 16 | Appleton, WI.
Click here to register for Apr 12 - 13, 2021 | Little Rock, AR.

Enhancing Investigations through Genetic Genealogy - $99

Explore and discuss the application of Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) and the ways it aids in investigations. Techniques instructed will include tips in using genealogy to help establish the identities of cold case suspects and assist with identifying human remains. Instruction is provided by experienced investigators who have gained expert knowledge in their application of forensic genetic genealogy through real-life cases. Discuss topics including forensic genealogy techniques, investigative strategies for developing leads and information, as well as working with private labs and other related resources.

Click here to register for Oct 19 - 20 | Appleton, WI.

Suspicious Death Investigations: Finding the Right, Eliminating the Wrong, and Avoiding the Undetermined - $295

Examine case studies based on the experiences of a homicide detective and forensic pathologist. Identify key scene findings and correlate these findings to the autopsy results. Analyze communication methods between the investigating agencies and the medical examiner’s office. Gain understanding of how unique features of a case can affect the direction of the investigation. Discuss the ultimate resolution of each case examined and lessons learned.

Click here to register for Dec 14 - 15 | Chandler, AZ.

Fire and Explosion Related Death Investigations- $295

Join other investigators to gather new information and tools for investigating fire and explosion related deaths. Examine the principles of fire behaviors, areas of focus in fire related deaths, working with the medical examiner’s office and evidence/scene safety considerations.

Click here to register for Apr 14 - 15, 2021 | Little Rock, AR.