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CHECK OUT our WORKSHOPS this year!

WORKSHOP #1 Monday, Oct 14  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Practice Your Low Light Photography Skills - Trolley Tour of Newport - (TBD) 

Trolley/Van Tour of Newport if possible (or walking) of some great locations to practice your low light and no light photography skills. The skills reviewed are the same camera techniques used when documenting a outdoor crime scene. Why not try your skills and get some great photographs of Newport.

WORKSHOP #2 Tuesday, Oct 14  10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Forensic FTO for Crime Scene Investigation - (Robert Caceres)

This workshop is designed for Field Training Officers (FTO) in the Forensic field that are responsible for training complex processes, topics, and other principles to trainees but have little to no guidance! As a trainer, not only should you be providing excellent training, but your methodology of deliverance should be exemplary as well. A well-rounded trained investigator will not only make a better impact for your unit but also develop YOU as an excellent trainer. In this workshop, I will provide an understanding of various topics such as: what your roles and responsibilities are as a trainer, developing a structured training program, documenting trainees of their progress via the use of a daily observation reports, and we will also role play “trainer to trainee” in order to test your knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively train and evaluate new forensic


WORKSHOP #3 Tuesday, Oct 14 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Detect More Evidence: Extend Your Search Beyond the Visible - (Nathan Carey)

Various types of evidence are often overlooked at a crime scene because they are not visible to the naked eye. When using an alternate light source with the proper corresponding filter, it is still possible to miss items of evidence due to background interference or improper angle of illumination. The purpose of this lecture will be to introduce attendees to various methods utilized in detecting evidence beyond the visible range. An introduction to light theory and techniques utilizing wavelengths of light beyond the visible range on notoriously difficult surfaces will be discussed. This will include ultra-violet and infrared examination to detect the presence of biological fluids and gunshot residue. Novel oblique lighting techniques will be explored to detect evidence on raised surfaces and footwear impressions. Bandpass filtering techniques will also be explored to aid in the detection of evidence at crime scenes.

WORKSHOP #4 Tuesday, Oct 15 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Essential Macro Photography Technics (Bob Gallagher & Ioan Truta) 

This workshop will introduce the participants to the various lighting techniques used to document close-up and macro-evidentiary items. This workshop will further expose participants to essential camera settings, review camera gear, and lighting equipment necessary for successful outcomes. In addition, participants will have several opportunities to practice the techniques presented during the workshop. In order to better understand the equipment and techniques, the participants must bring a DSLR or MILC camera, macro lens, flash, sync cord, flashlight, and any other equipment that they generally use to document close-up evidence

WORKSHOP #5 Wednesday, Oct 16 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Unique and Difficult Footwear Collection - (Matt Baldwin)

This workshop will demonstrate various techniques in collecting footwear impression evidence in difficult environments and circumstances. Includes casting impressions underwater, 2-dimensional castings, static lifts with grounding issues and options for snow and ice.

WORKSHOP #6 Wednesday, Oct 16 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bloodstain Pattern Awareness, Documentation and Photography - (Peter Valentin, PhD)

Blood is frequently encountered at scenes and can be a valuable source of information. In this workshop, participants will learn what can be gleaned from bloodstains and what the best practices are for documentation so that they can be interpreted by an analyst. 

WORKSHOP #7 Wednesday, Oct 16 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Forensic Supervisor for CSI and Lab - (Erin West & Meredith Tise, PhD)

In this workshop, students will learn about the 3 key phases that lead to supervisory success.  Phase 1 - your roles, responsibilities, expectations and fires.  Phase 2 - your people.  Phase 3 - your personal growth

WORKSHOP #8 Thursday, Oct 17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic Crime Scene Investigation - A Review (Matt Baldwin)

WORKSHOP #9 Thursday, Oct 17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting the Standards for Court: Quality Assurance for your Forensic Unit - (Erin West & Meredith Tise, PhD)

In this workshop, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to feel more confident that the processes, procedures and services they provide meet industry standards and will hold up in a court of law including: facility and equipment optimization, personnel qualifications and training, policies and procedures, crime scene documentation and reports, & more

WORKSHOP #10 Thursday, Oct 17 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic Shooting Reconstruction Refresher and Photo Documentation Techniques for the CSI (Kevin Burns & Dominic Cirillo - Worcester PD)

This Comprehensive workshop is designed for Crime Scene Investigators seeking to enhance their skills in shooting reconstruction and photo documentation. Participants will receive a refresher on fundamental principles of shooting scene reconstruction, including trajectory analysis, bullet path tracing, and the interpretation of ballistic evidence. Additionally, the workshop will cover advanced photo documentation techniques essential for accurately capturing crime scenes.

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