The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Training and Technical Assistance team will host a webinar titled “Advanced Investigative Techniques for Cold Case Sexual Assaults” on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. The event will open at 1:45 p.m. ET.
This is the third in a 4-part webinar series on defining, implementing, and managing a cold case unit. Building off of the past two webinars, “What is a Cold Case and How They are Solved?” and “Forming a Cold Case Unit and Managing Expectations” seasoned investigator, Jason Moran will discuss cold case solvability and present different scientific techniques and tools that officers at all levels should be aware of and can apply to cold case investigations.
In the early 1980s, the Los Angeles, California Police Department (LAPD) developed a homicide investigation case file structure, entitled the Murder Book, to bring organization and standardization to homicide case files. The uniform structure of the Murder Book allows anyone involved in a homicide investigation, including detectives, supervisors, and prosecutors, to review and locate key investigative reports, photos, and other materials in a standardized manner.
Redlands, California Police Department Assistant Police Chief Travis Martinez will share strategies for investigators on how to use Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) information to enhance criminal investigations.
In a report published by the Police Foundation and Major Cities Chiefs Association in January 2017, major city and county law enforcement executives stated that of all of the tools and resources available to them in preventing and reducing violent crime, specifically gun violence, ballistic imaging tools were the most helpful, followed by gun tracing tools.
Transformational forensics is a concept in which there is a commitment on the part of forensic science laboratories to collaborate with clients and stakeholders to identify needed change and creating a vision to guide that change so that our communities can become safer places for all to have an opportunity to reach their potential. With respect to gun-related crime, the chief need for the investigators is to have reliable, comprehensive, and timely intelligence with respect to the shooting activity that is occurring in the streets, an activity that is best determined using forensics.
The Police Foundation's National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations (NRTAC) will be hosting an upcoming webinar, “Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation & Gaining Cooperation in Investigations.”