Seminar Title

5-Day New Detective and New Criminal Investigator: Tactics, Techniques, Procedures and Case Management

Dates of Events

03/18/2024 through 03/22/2024

Last Updated: 12/01/2023
Instructor(s): Glenn Bard, Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Location: Orleans Justice Center - 2800 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Course Registration Fee: $495
Instructor Bio
Glenn Bard
Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and a U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the state police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.
Glenn has been certified as an expert in numerous states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology.
Glenn has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, World Security Congress, and hundreds of law enforcement agencies, law firms and universities.
Several of the cases Glenn has worked have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, and many more.
Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Glenn developed, created and implemented certifications for two forensic software companies used by agencies around the world.
Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.


Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Robert Lowery was the 5th police official to be appointed as Commander of the elite 35-year Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, a multi-jurisdictional violent crime task force concerned with the high profile murder investigations in Missouri and Illinois. Serving 2.5 million citizens across 12 counties. Formed partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United State Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Internal Revenue to maximize resources available for in-progress homicide cases. Robert created the Technical Operations Group, a specially trained team designed to provide electronic support in tracking and locating suspects. Robert created the Family Liaison Program which provided specially trained investigators to work with families of victims of homicide cases, investigated violent crimes with 500 Law Enforcement Investigators from over 100 local, county, state, federal agencies and managed high-level murder cases in collaboration with numerous officers and agencies.
Robert is a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Quantico, Virginia, United State Department of Justice, Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children, Washington DC, International Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Academy Association.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This 5-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. No matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.
The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.
In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented.
This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketches, and area canvas. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4
th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed
Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases, it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.
Cell Phone and Social Media Investigations: Tik Tok, and other Social Media Sights for Detectives, Criminal Investigators, Drug and Homicide Investigators. This course is designed to introduce and educate Detectives and Criminal Investigators how to use digital evidence in Drug and Homicide investigations. The attendee will be instructed in how to use Cell phone, social media and even cloud data and records during their investigations

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