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Extended Studies Law Enforcement Programs

Top 5 Reasons to Attend:
1: Current Trends, technologies and approaches will be demonstrated/discussed
2: Latest technology from leading experts will be shared
3: All instructors are active experts in their professional fields
4: Bring your own case to the seminar! A full day of working on your case with the expert panel available to assist in solving various aspects of your case
5: Networking with experts in the field, fellow law enforcement personnel and the like
UCCS Homicide Seminar: DATE TBD »
All of the instructors for this homicide seminar are current experts in the field of investigations, forensic science disciplines, and a myriad of legal issues. The latest technological advances in evidence and crime scene management, DNA, serology, ballistics, social media, and intelligence gathering techniques will be explained and discussed.

A panel of experts will review one of your active investigations or prosecutions while providing additional follow-up or investigative strategies. All the while, you will learn from these experts and how to initiate these cutting-edge techniques with current/future cases.
  • Initial response, preliminary investigation, and managing the crime scene and investigation
  • Cause and manner, injury patterns, forensic pathology, and evolution of DNA
  • Recognition, ID & and collection of DNA evidence, and sources and limitations of DNA
  • Cellular phone forensic & tracking, cyber investigations, and social website investigations
  • Security Threat Group/Gang Culture in the Prison System

NCSI 2000 N01: Homicide Seminar (Class #21459)
August 4-8, 2014
8:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $599/person (Limited Seating to 25 Participants)
Seminar is on UCCS Non-credit transcript:
  • 45 Continuing Legal Education (CLEs)
  • 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Homicide Seminar Application & Registration
Step 1: View instructions on how to apply for Homicide Seminar.
(On the application, select admit term: SUMMER 2014)
Step 2: Register for the conference through the myUCCS Student Portal.
Class number needed for registration is:
  • Class #21459: Homicide Seminar
View instructions on how to register for Homicide Seminar.
Step 3: If a sponsor/3rd party is paying your tuition, send an e-mail to carley.ries@uccs.edu with: The Letter of Authorization is a document in which a sponsor commits to pay designated educational expenses for you. The letter from the sponsor specifies what they will pay, the period of coverage, and billing information.
Hotel, Transportation & Meals
When you are making your travel arrangements, please be aware that classes will run until 5 p.m. on the last day of class. You are required to attend the entire training in order to receive credit and pass the training.


Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Garden of the Gods
503 West Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719 265 9385 | Fax: 719 532 9514
Reservations Code: G-UCHS
Discounted Rate of $89/night + 9.63% tax for one king or two doubles; tax exempt status honored if proof provided at time of check-in. Discount available until June 4th.
Hotel Parking
Parking at the Wyndham Mining Exchange will be $9/Daily Parking w/valet for parking 8am-5pm, and all day/night parking is $15/daily.

Transportation from airport

No hotel shuttle available from airports.


Light breakfast provided at seminar.
Monday, AUGUST 4th


JOHN SAN AGUSTIN | view bio »
Commander of Investigations Division, El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Content Areas

  • Initial response
  • Preliminary investigation
  • Managing the crime scene and investigation
  • Follow up, presenting evidence and the case
  • Case studies
Tuesday, AUGUST 5th


DR. LEON KELLY, M.D. | view bio »
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner/Forensic Pathologist

Content Areas

  • Forensic Pathology
  • Injury patterns
  • Post-mortem examination
  • Death Investigation
  • Medical Examiner
  • Coroner
  • Injury and Death
  • Homicide
  • Manner determination
  • Autopsy
Wednesday, AUGUST 6th


Criminalist/DNA Expert with the LAPD
Thursday, AUGUST 7th


MARK PFOFF | view bio »
Detective, El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Content Areas

  • Describing the importance of involving the prosecutor's office in the early stages of a major investigation
  • Cellular Phone forensic
  • Computer forensics
  • Computer crime
  • Cell phone tracking
  • Computer investigations
  • Cell phone records
  • Phone records
  • AMA dump
  • Examining cell phones
  • IP traces
  • Tracking IPs
  • Internet Crimes
  • Internet Investigations
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Cyber investigations
  • Social Website investigations
  • Social websites
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
Friday, AUGUST 8th


TINO HERRERA | view bio »
Intelligence Coordinator and supervisor of the Unified Intelligence Team

All experts will be available to assist with reviewing over the attendees cases.

Content Areas

  • Security Threat Group/Gang Culture in the Prison System
  • Connection between the STG and Crime on the streets.
  • STG networking with the outside world from behind prison walls.
  • STG and the Criminal Enterprise
Instructor Bios
    Commander of Investigations Division, El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    Intelligence Coordinator and supervisor of the Unified Intelligence Team
    Deputy Chief Medical Examiner/Forensic Pathologist
    Detective, El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    Criminalist/DNA Expert with the LAPD
Testimonials from Spring 2014 Seminar Attendees:
This class was very informative and I recommend it to all Homicide Investigators."
The fact that instructors were currently working in their field and not just professional instructors was a great benefit."
There was a lot that was learned: -Firearms & Impact direction -Use of facetime -Scene processing & evaluation -DNA Processing."
Each session had some take-aways, even for experienced investigators."
I learned a much more 'top down' approach to looking at homicides."
I felt this seminar was very informative and beneficial in future homicide investigations."
I really liked all the classroom interaction between instructors & students. I honestly took something away from every course of instruction."

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