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Seminar Title:  
Bomb Investigations - Hands On

DATES:  10/31/2019 through 11/1/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Gary Bills

LOCATION:  Public Agency Training Council Training Center - 5235 Decatur Blvd, Indianapolis, IN  46241

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn - Indianapolis, IN  317-856-6200
$95 Double or Single
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Gary D. Bills is retired from active Law Enforcement after 29 years of service, 22 with the Dallas /Fort Worth International Airport Police Department. During his career in Law Enforcement, Gary has worked Patrol, Undercover Narcotics Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Solo Motors, SWAT/Tactical, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He retired as Lieutenant with the Special Operations Division over EOD and Explosives Detection Canines. Gary is a certified Hazardous Devices Technician and was the Bomb Squad Commander for DFW Airport Bomb Squad.

Gary has training in Advanced Explosives Disposal Techniques, Home Made Explosives, Large Vehicle Counter Measures, and Electronic Counter Measures.

Gary holds a Master Peace Officer Certification for the State of Texas and an Instructor Certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He has worked internationally with several military units for the United States and NATO teaching Counter IED recognition. Gary has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Tarleton State University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University. Gary also attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, session 241.

Gary is married and he and wife Vickey live in Texas where he is also active in American Karate and teaches classes in Karate and self defense.


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Course Objectives

b>INTRODUCTION TO EXPLOSIVES AND THEIR HAZARDS:  This session will identify the difference between high and low explosives and their chemical components. The students will learn the hazards associated with explosives and how to investigate properly.

EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL: The student will gain an understanding of the commercial explosives, military explosives, and explosive powders. They will study the theory of explosives and how this information can assist in their investigations.

IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES (IED): This session will introduce the student to the various items that are used in the homemade, manufacturing process.

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ELECTRICITY: The student will gain insight into how electricity is used in the manufacturing of explosive devices. They will also learn how different types of materials are used for initiation systems when making improvised explosive devices.

CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL: The student will be introduced to types of chemical/biological weapons and how they could be deployed.

CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT: The student will learn the proper techniques for processing an explosive crime scene. They will also learn the proper procedures for distance how far a crime scene may extend.

HANDS-ON EXPLOSIVE CRIME SCENE SEARCHING: The students will actually participate in the processing of a simulated crime scene where an improvised device has been used. All methods of classroom instruction will be put to use. At the end of the exercise the students will be able to present their theories of what caused the explosion, and what was used in the manufacturing of the device.



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