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Cold Case Investigations

  • July 30, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Woodburn Police Department 1060 Mt. Hood Ave. Woodburn, OR 97071
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Class Title:

Cold Case Investigations

Target Audience:

Law Enforcement Cold Case Teams, Detectives, DDA's, medical examiners, crime analysts & anyone else involved in cold case investigations.            

Sponsoring Agency:

Woodburn Police Department & Oregon Peace Officers Association

Date and Time:

July 30th & 31st, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       


$175 current OPOA member

$200 non-member  (includes membership if applicable)                       

Training Location:

Woodburn Police Department
1060 Mt. Hood Ave. 
Woodburn, OR 97071                                            


Gregory Cooper, Executive Director, Cold Case Foundation       

Cooper has worked a Chief of Police, Supervisor of FBI Behavioral Science Unit, FBI National Academy Instructor, FBI Profiler, Expert Witness, Law Enforcement Administrator, Police Training/Instructor, University/College Professor, and an International and Domestic Threat Assessment Advisor. He is an expert in Criminal Profiling, Prescriptive Interviewing and Interrogation, Investigations, and Multi-Agency Investigative Task Force consultation. Cooper has given Expert Witness testimony based on his work in serial crimes and cases involving homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, terrorism, political corruption, white collar crime, product tampering, abduction, arson and bombing.  Cooper is a published author on a series of law enforcement topics. 

With over 35 years of expertise in the law enforcement, legal, corporate and educational communities, Cooper has consulted internationally with law enforcement agencies on topics including homicides, rapes, kidnapping, product tampering, extortion, political corruption, arson and bombing, workplace violence, and stalking and false allegations.

Dean Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Cold Case Foundation

Dean has more than 30 years of experience working in both the non-profit world and Law Enforcement. He has an extensive list of credentials and thousands of hours of experience in Critical Incident Stress Management and Death Notification.  He is a former sworn Deputy Coroner for Teton County, Wyoming.

Dean has investigated over 100 death and crime scene investigations. He has debriefed first responders after numerous critical incidents including fatal accidents, suicides, officer-involved shootings, homicides, sexual assaults, equivocal deaths and officer deaths. 

Dean is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Cold Case Foundation, Lead Consultant at the JCG, a member of the Utah Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, an accredited instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: a frequent guest lecturer at universities, law enforcement and fire agencies, victim assistant units, and state Peace Officer Standards Training (POST).  He currently teaches Criminal Profiling, Crime Scene Analysis, Rape Investigation, Prescriptive Interviewing/Interrogation, Missing Persons/Unidentified Bodies and Victimology.  In 2002 he served on the Winter Olympics’ CISM Team. 

Brief Overview:

This 2 Day course will address principles of cold case investigation for anyone assigned to work cold cases. It will address the 10 filters of criminal profiling for anyone, from the first responding patrolmen through death investigators including but not limited coroners/ medical examiners, crime analysts, prosecutors and cold case units.  The course will enable them to gain the basic skill required for criminal profiling to develop investigative leads and potential suspects. The Prescriptive Interviewing section will incorporate the application of criminal profiling to identify and develop possible interview/interrogation themes.

The goal of this course is to provide the tools needed to activate or continue to work a cold case and bring it to a successful resolution. Criminal profiling techniques that can be applied from crime scene investigation through court room testimony will also be covered. Also the enhancement of the skills of the interviewer/interrogator through the application of behavioral assessment at the crime scene and the principles of criminal psychology. Primary objectives include reviewed techniques and training will be applied to current cold cases which attendees are asked to bring to the training. The final objective being that each attendee will complete the training with strategies and techniques for moving their individual cases forward.


Contact Information:

Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.


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Supplies Needed:

***Please bring a cold case from your agency***

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