Forensic Skeletal Scenes:  Search, Recovery, & Documentation of Evidence

Forensic Skeletal Scenes:  Search, Recovery, & Documentation of Evidence

This program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience involving mock crime scene scenarios. The course will cover search strategies for surface, burial, and burn scenes, and their documentation: human osteology, non-human osteology, mapping (e.g., total station; string lines; grid units; compass and tape); scene photography; remote sensing; metal detectors; recovery tips (e.g., probes, shovel, trowel, bamboo, and screening). Hands-on experience will include strategies for location of burial sites and surface scatter, scene mapping/diagramming techniques, documentation of evidence, and recovery.

This is a 40-hour course taught by Dr. Hugh Berryman (Director, Forensic Institute for Research and Education at Middle Tennessee State University and Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with over 30 years’ experience working cases for the State Medical Examiner).

This course is approved by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) for forty (40) hours. Participants may receive 4.0 CEUs/40 CPEs through Middle Tennessee State University upon request.

Date:  Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Location:  MTSU Horse Science Center
Registration:  $700

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Mental Health

Mental Health Requirement: POST approved for 1 hour

FIRE is offering a new online training course in the area of mental health. The course meets the new POST Commission mental health requirement and has been approved for one hour of POST certification. Created by Kim Parker, MSSW, the course makes officers aware of mental health issues, which they may encounter on the job. The cost of the one hour course is only $25 and may be accessed and completed at any time. Click here to register.
Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the course. The course is to be used only for the registered participant. If you have any questions, please email or 615-898-5048.

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