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Seminar Title:  
Death And Homicide, Five Day

DATES:  10/13/2014 through 10/17/2014

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Troy Police & Fire Training Center - 4850 John R Rd, Troy, MI  48085

HOTEL:  Hampton Inn - Madison Heights, MI  1-248-585-8881
$90.00 single/double
Identify with PATC to receive discounted room rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $525.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after over 27 years of service. He was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 plus years. As a lead investigator and supervisor he conducted and assisted in the conducting of several hundred investigations. These include homicides, suicides, accidental and other death investigations. In 1988 David was assigned as the Supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for the continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in the United States, Canada, Holland and the United Kingdom. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova Southern University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.
David is a charter member and past member of the Board of Director’s of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.); Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S.; American College of Forensic Examiners (A.C.F.E.): Diplomat, Board Certified Forensic Examiner (B.C.F.E.), certified as an expert by the A.C.F.E. in homicide procedures. On September 22, 1987 he achieved “Fellow” status with the A.C.F.E. In April of 2010 he was certified as a Force Science Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited.

Thomas L Martin, Jr
New York State Police (Retired)
Tom Martin is a career crime scene investigator, retiring from the New York State Police after 22 years of service. As the senior investigator in charge of the forensic crime scene unit, Tom holds several certifications, and regularly provides expert forensic testimony in various state and federal courts. Tom’s training and experience encompass several fields of expertise, including: forensic crime scene processing, latent print processing and identification, blood stain pattern analysis, forensic composite art, excavation of human remains, forensic entomology collection, digital imaging technology and photo enhancement. He has served as a consultant for National Institute of Justice, and is currently a member of the National Institute of Justice’s Technical Working Groups for Sensor and Surveillance and General Forensics Technology. Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has instructed at numerous forensic training seminars across the United States, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The National Institute of Justice Annual Conferences and Technology Fairs, and the Smithsonian Institute. Tom is a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys and a former instructor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP). He has lectured, on several occasions in Washington, D.C., providing presentations to executive officials of the National Institute of Justice and members of the United States Congress. In addition to appearing on Court TV as an expert guest analyst, Tom has appeared on several forensic related television shows, including: the HBO series “Autopsy”, the Court TV series “Trace Evidence” “Forensic Files”, “On the Case with Paula Zahn”, and has filmed several episodes for the Discovery Channel and A&E. He is the author of the Crime Scene Forensics: A Field Guide for the First Responder pocket guide series published by Looseleaf Law.


Sergeant Mike J. Coker (Retired) brings a motivational style of lecture to classes and speaking engagements across the Nation on the topics of Leadership/Supervision and Domestic Violence issues. Mike served as a police officer for 20 years in the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Mike held several supervisory assignments during his tenure: Field Training Officer, Uniform Patrol Supervisor, Homicide and Robbery Squad Commander, Domestic Violence / Sex Crimes Supervisor, School Resource Supervisor, Robbery Task Force Squad Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and the State University Leadership Course at Pamplin College - Sponsored by the Virginia Police Chief's Association in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Mike's teaching experience includes: The Polaroid Corporation, United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney's Office - Northern Mississippi District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Idaho P.O.S.T., Miami-Dade Police Department, Idaho Governor's Task Force, Suffolk County Long Island, New York, Virginia Juvenile Court Judges, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, TCLEOSE, Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, St. Louis County Police Training Academy, The U.S. Virgin Island Police, the Island of Mai and Hilo Hawaii Police Departments, Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar hosted by New York State Police, to name a few. Mike is a past Board of Director's member of Help Emergency Response (HER) - a local battered women's shelter in Portsmouth, Virginia.


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Course Objectives

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Course Objectives

David W. Rivers will focus on Cold Case Homicides and the Three Phases of Homicide Investigation: Crime Scene, Follow-up, Case and Courtroom Preparation. He will cover various types of death investigations.


Tom Martin will focus on the importance of the Homicide Crime Scene Reconstruction through the use of Blood Pattern Analysis, the application of DNA to Homicide and Death Scene Investigations, and Serial Murder Investigation.


Mike J. Coker will focus on officers and other helping professionals who will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in investigating domestic/family homicides. This course of instruction will include spouse and child homicide investigations.

Each day in the U.S., between 5 and 11 women are Killed by a male intimate partner, between 1800 and 4000 per year. In the United States, women are more likely to be killed by their male intimate partners than all other homicide categories combined. The Violence Against Women Act in 1994 was key legislation to curb domestic homicides.

David W. Rivers will focus on Procedural Issues in the Use of Deadly Force, Case Law, Subject and Witness Officer’s Rights, and Garrity Issues.


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