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Property and Evidence Technicians
Oregon Peace Officers Association, West Linn Police Department
Date and Time:
John Satter Community Room, West Linn Police Department, 1800 8th Ave, West Linn, OR 97068
Special Agent Caleb Enk Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
P/E Supervisor Darci VandenHoek, Salem Police Department
Firearms Safety TBD
✓ Handling & Safety ✓ Practical identification & hands-on opportunity with multiple types of firearms ✓ Etrace: how, when, and why ✓ Working with ATF and the role of Evidence Techs in Federal cases ✓ Determining ownership ✓ Third party release and FFL laws ✓ Background checks – what to look for and how to identify when more research is needed ✓ Examples of Federal disqualifiers ✓ Q & A with the experts!
Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
Any and all Law Enforcement as well as Search & Rescue
Oregon Peace Officers Association and Clatsop County Sheriff's Office
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office
1190 SE 19th St.
Warrenton, OR 97146
Detective Kathy Decker, King County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)
Kathy retired as 32 year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office based out of Seattle, WA. She has over 18 years of experience working as a Detective assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and five years’ experience employed as the Search and Rescue Coordinator for King County Sheriff. Kathy is a professional visual tracker, with over 20 years of experience. She is a student and instructor for Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated, as well as a court recognized expert in visual tracking. She has testified as an expert in tracking evidence in murder, robbery and rape cases. Detective Decker regularly instructs classes with Dr. Kathy Taylor (Forensic Anthropologists for the KCMEO) on buried human remain detection. During her tenure with KCSO Detective Decker has utilized K-9's trained in HRD as well as tracking/trailing as part of her crime scene investigation.
Anthony Lorange, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)
Anthony Lorange, retired after 25 years as a police officer in Oregon. During his last 12 years he was assigned as a detective on a regional narcotics task force. For 20 years he has been a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue team. During which time he trained / deployed a human remains detection K9 and currently serves as the team’s lead tracker and designated visual tracking trainer.
He is a professional tracker, with over eight years of experience. His certification and continued training is through Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated. He has utilized his tracking training to investigate incidents that have included missing persons, suicides, burglaries, attempted murder and DTO grows.
Ron Glaus, Polk County Sheriff's Office
Ron is a semi-retired Forensic Psychologist who joined the Polk County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office as a Reserve Deputy in 1989. He also provided psychological services to law enforcement agencies across Oregon including pre-employment and special teams assessments, fitness for duty screenings, officer involved incident support services, and assisted with major crime investigations. Currently he is a Special Deputy with the PCSO Cold Case Team and is active in the PCSAR Unit as a ground searcher, human visual tracker, and is a tracking assistant Instructor with the JHPTS-VTATI program.
Also known as "Mantracking", this day long training will introduce the concept of visual tracking to law enforcement in the form of a lecture presentation and actual hands on training. Tracking is learning to see “sign” evidence. “Sign” is defined as the discoverable physical evidence of the presence or passage of a person. A case study demonstrating the use of tracking evidence will also be presented. Students will be in the field working sign evidence and practical simulations highlighting tracking evidence. Please dress weather appropriate, we will be in a park type area outdoors.
Weather Appropriate, we will be outside.
Advanced Strangulation Training
presented by the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Gael Strack, Esq., CEO, Alliance of HOPE International
Gael Strack is CEO of Alliance for HOPE International and oversees the Alliance’s Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. She is a former prosecutor and the founding Director of the San Diego Family Justice Center. She spearheaded much of the initial work and research on strangulation crimes from a prosecutor’s perspective.
Casey Gwinn, Esq., President, Alliance of HOPE International
Casey Gwinn, Esq., is the President of Alliance for HOPE International and oversees the Alliance’s Camp HOPE Initiative. He is the former elected City Attorney of San Diego and founder of the nationally recognized Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit of the City Attorney’s Office in 1988 and the San Diego Family Justice Center in 2002
Dr. Bill Smock, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, Louisville Metro Police Dept.
Dr. Smock directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department and is also is the Police Surgeon for Louisville, Jeffersontown and St. Matthews, Kentucky police departments. He graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1981 and obtained a Master’s degree in Anatomy from the University of Louisville in 1987. Bill graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Louisville in 1993. In 1994, he became the first physician in the United States to complete a post-graduate fellowship in Clinical Forensic Medicine. Dr. Smock was an Assistant Medical Examiner with the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office from 1991 to 1997. Dr. Smock joined the faculty at University of Louisville’s Department of Emergency Medicine in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2005. Dr. Smock is currently a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.
Dr. Smock has edited three textbooks on clinical forensic medicine and published more than 30 chapters and articles on forensic and emergency medicine. He is an internationally recognized forensic expert and trains nurses, physicians, law enforcement officers and attorneys in multiple fields including: officer-involved shootings, strangulation, gunshot wounds, injury mechanisms and motor vehicle trauma. He also serves as a sworn tactical physician and detective for the Floyd County Indiana Sheriff’s Department.
Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.
The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention provides the most current and up-to-date curriculum on strangulation crimes from a multi-disciplinary perspective and these trainings have been recognized throughout the country as the premier source for information related to strangulation.
The focus of this training will be on how domestic violence and sexual assault professionals can SAVE LIVES and IMPROVE their response to strangulation crimes, the most lethal and serious cases in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault. Attendees of this training will learn how to: identify the signs and symptoms of non-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognize the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and, most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma-informed advocacy services.
Please see Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention for more information on the Institute.
There is no hotel room block, but the following are located near the training facility:
25425 SW 95th Ave.
8815 SW Sunplace
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