Seminar Title

Basic Criminal Investigations for New Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

03/25/2024 through 03/27/2024

Last Updated: 12/07/2023
Instructor(s): Glenn Bard, Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Location: The Park Vista - 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hotel: The Park Vista-a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel-Gatlinburg - 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Course Registration Fee: $425
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 2.5 -day training is designed for the newly assigned detective/criminal investigator and provides a comprehensive overview of techniques and the investigative steps that are necessary to investigate criminal incidents (no matter the type of crime) whether it be a homicide, child death, sexual crime, property crimes or financial crimes. Applying basic principles of scene preservation, recognizing and applying 4th amendment issues, understanding the type of forensic evidence that may be available, other types of physical evidence and the methods of locating, seizing and preserving for laboratory examinations/data base searches to help identify the person(s) responsible.
While technology (the internet, communications and cellular/smart phone capabilities, security cameras, databases, social media, etc.) plays an important role in today’s criminal investigations and may be very helpful in solving cases, we must still rely on traditional methods, such as neighborhood canvasses, developing leads and information, face-to-face interviews of victims and witnesses, understanding criminal behavior and the vital importance of documenting and facts and circumstances into an accurate, understandable and comprehensive report necessary for successful prosecutions and other purposes.
Today’s detective and criminal investigator must be proficient in a wide variety of knowledge and skills – from the basics, such as interview and interrogation to report writing, the ever changing legal requirements, search and seizure and the 4
th amendment, crime scene issues, and suspect development while also keeping up-to-date with the latest in science and laboratory capabilities, technologies and data availability to assist in identifying criminals, managing “big data,” and new techniques on forensic evidence like genetic genealogy.
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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