The 13 Critical Tasks Workshop
April 29-30, 2013 – 8:00am-4:00pm
12851 N. 19th Ave
Every gun tells a story
The 13 Critical Tasks Workshop is based on the premise that the successful investigation of firearm related crimes is dependant upon the effective management of information found on the inside and on the outside of a gun – or in other words, the ballistics data for matching and the identifying data for crime gun tracing. The workshop assists with identifying best practices and, perhaps most importantly, results in the formulation of strategies and tactics that foster collaboration between all the various stakeholders.
These 13 tasks cover the steps from start to finish: before the crime, after the crime, from the crime scene, through the ensuing investigative and forensic processes, to the management of key information, and ultimately to the arrest and the
adjudication in court.
We are requesting your participation in this important workshop, which will be facilitated by Forensic Technology Inc. If you are unable to attend, please send a representative. The end result will have an impact on all of us.
Day 1 AGENDA
April 29th, 2013 8AM to 4:30PM
•Firearms Identification and Investigation From Recovery to the Property Room
•State and Federal Weapon Laws
•Firearm and Toolmark Examinations
•Forensic Processing of Firearms and Firearm‐Related Evidence
•Crime Gun Intelligence (NIBIN and eTrace)
•Prosecuting Gun Cases
•Gun Enforcement Strategies/Best Practices
Presented by Investigators and Forensic Scientists from ATF, Phoenix PD and Prosecutors from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
Day 2 AGENDA
April 30th, 2013 8AM to 4PM
The 13 Critical Tasks “An inside‐out approach to solving more gun crime”
Presented by Pete Gagliardi Forensic Technology Inc.
Digital Photography Class
Prescott Police Department
June 6, 2013 – 0800-1700
June 7, 2013 – 1400-2300
This is a digital camera school. Your camera and flash must be capable of operating on “manual”. Topics to be covered, but not limited to, include the following:
• How to operate your digital camera using ALL MANUAL SETTINGS
• f-stops and shutter speeds
• Depth of Field
• Light Meter
• Electronic Flash using manual settings
• Problems encountered taking pictures
• Basic night photography
• Collision Scene Photography
• Crime Scene Photography (Homicide)
More info: www.fotoman1.com
IAI Latent Print Certification Test Preparation Class
July 29 – August 2, 2013
This course is designed for those experienced examiners who are eligible, or who will be eligible in the near future to take the IAI Latent Print Certification Test and want to identify their readiness for the examination. This course is not designed to teach the students how to apply ACE-V methodology, nor how to conduct latent print comparisons, but rather to evaluate these skills and abilities in a testing environment.
More info: RonSmithAndAssociates.com
Job Title: Police Identification Technician
Closing Date: Continuous
Salary: $35,595 – $56,952
Hiring Range: $35,595 – $44,500
Duties: Identifies, collects, examines, interprets, classifies, and preserves evidence from major crime scene investigations and serious traffic accidents.
- Identifies, collects, examines, interprets, classifies, and preserves evidence from crime scenes.
- Locates, develops and examines latent fingerprints of different suspects.
- Takes fingerprints for criminal and civil purposes.
- Classifies, maintains and files fingerprints using the Henry, NCIC, and AFIS systems.
- Testifies as a latent print expert in court.
- Collects evidence and takes fingerprints at postmortem examinations; attends autopsies.
- Photographs major crime scenes and serious accidents.
- Maintains photo lab; develops prints; provides photographic services including duplicating photographs.
- Completes crime scene reports and other written police department documentation.
- Performs technical/chemical tests such as, gunshot, explosive residue, and blood sampling.
- Conducts shoe track, tire track, and other similar comparisons.
- Inputs and extracts information from the AFIS system; runs searches/matches on the system.
- Provides Information to the FBI, AzDPS, and other law enforcement agencies.
- Gives depositions to attorneys for court purposes; testifies in court as an expert witness.
- Gives presentations at schools and community groups on identification techniques.
- Performs various data entry and filing functions.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Associate’s Degree in police science, criminalistics or a related field and one year of experience in fingerprinting or evidence collection with a law enforcement agency.
Any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying.
Special Requirements: Valid Arizona driver’s license at time of application. Experience and/or education in classification,comparison and identification of fingerprints. Obtain Terminal Operator Level A certification within 6 months of hire and must maintain during employment. Obtain AZAFIS Latent print operator certification within 1 year of hire and must maintain during employment. Must be available to work rotating shifts with irregular hours, weekends, holidays, on-call basis and availability over the normal duty hours.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory is continuously accepting applicants with experience for Criminalist I – IV positions. Applicants with experience in Latent Prints are especially encouraged to apply at this time.
If initial hire is to D.P.S. Criminalist I, the classification requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in chemistry or closely related physical or natural sciences with minimum of thirty (30) semester hours in chemistry and one (1) year of experience as a criminalist in a recognized crime laboratory. Additional criminalist experience, beyond the required one (1) year, may substitute for semester hours of chemistry (one (1) year additional criminalist experience equals ten (10) chemistry semester hours).
Additional requirements for Criminalist II, III, and IV are three (3), seven (7), and ten (10) years experience, respectively, as a criminalist in a recognized crime laboratory.
Must successfully complete the examination process.
Includes written test, oral board, background review, polygraph, drug test
View the complete listings at: http://www.azdps.gov/Careers/Job_Openings/
Submit the Civilian Application Packet and Additional Application Resources (if necessary) in person, by mail, or by email (see AZ DPS website for more information).
As the newly elected President of the Arizona Identification Council I would like to thank all of the members that participated in the election process and I look forward to serving you in the following year.
Thanks to some prudent financial decisions over the past few years, a successful 2010 TRI-Division Educational Conference in Tucson and the assistance that we provided to the IAI during the International Educational Conference in Phoenix in 2012, the AIC is a much more financially secure entity.
One of our goals is to give back to the membership that has supported us over the years. An example of this was covering the cost of registration and providing a per diem for a member to attend the 2011 TRI-Division Educational Conference in North Las Vegas. A more recent example involves the co-listing of the Shooting Scene Re-Construction class in Glendale in March. If there is a class that you believe would benefit the membership, please don’t hesitate to suggest it.
Another of our goals is to provide free quarterly training events that are open to all members. One idea that we are considering is the proper photographic techniques and equipment involved while using ultra-violet and near ultra-violet light. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered or an idea for training, please don’t hesitate to suggest them.
Again, thank you to all of the members of the AIC and I look forward to serving as President for the remainder of 2013.
Crime Scene Specialist III
Phoenix AZ Police – Laboratory Services Bureau
The Crime Scene Section Supervisor serves as the Technical Leader for the Crime Scene Response Section and supervises Crime Scene Shift Supervisors and Crime Scene Specialists in the performance of their work analyzing, collecting, and processing evidence at crime scenes and/or in the lab. Duties include preparing administrative reports on the operations of the Crime Scene Response Section; training Specialists in all aspects of analyzing, collecting, and processing crime scene evidence; working with the quality manager and other management personnel to ensure accreditation standards are met; testifies in court as a witness in connection to the scenes processed and evidence developed and preserved and trains staff in how to effectively testify in court; studies new techniques and procedures in crime scene evidence collection and processing; and participates in a structured training program.
Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.
$66,518 – $99,195 annualized. Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.
Five years of experience in crime scene processing or other related forensic science discipline.
Two years of experience at a supervisory or acting supervisory level in this field.
A bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 32 hours of natural science related coursework, or a related natural science degree
Must hold a professional certification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Certified Crime Scene Analyst within one year of hire.
Positions in the Police Department must meet the polygraph and background standards that are appropriate to non-sworn positions. The general factors for disqualification are listed at
Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.
Requires working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution, and dust.
Requires walking for prolonged periods which may include walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
A well-qualified candidate will possess the job requirements listed above, plus:
Experience working in an accredited crime laboratory.
Professional certification from the International Association for Identification as a Certified Crime Scene Analyst at time of hire.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter or resume, please describe your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.
YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
For other important information related to employment with the City of Phoenix, please visit: www.phoenix.gov/jobs/info.pdf
If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.
Crime Scene Section Supervisor, Job Code #62840, ID #8139, 01-07-13, LN, Benefits: U7
The AIC is proud to announce that we in conjunction with host Glendale Police Department are in the process of bringing Michael Haag to the valley March 20-22, 2013 for the Shooting Incident Reconstruction Couse. See attached flyers.
Please feel free to send this announcement to anyone in your department that you feel would be interested in this class. It is beneficial for Officers, Deputies, Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Criminalists, Identification Technicians and anyone else involved in Law Enforcement. Please pay special attention to the flyer and cost payments as this is being handle by Michael Haag.
Spend two days learning how to draw a face, then three days developing your own drawings of your friends and family. This class also offers you the totally unique opportunity to join the Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement class as an option after the first two days. http://www.stuartparks.com/schedule.php