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Evidence Recovery Skill Sets for Police & Fire Personnel

August 21 - August 22


Evidence Recovery Skill Sets for Police & Fire Personnel

Presented by: R.P. "Rusty" Sullivan, On-Target Solutions Group

August 21 - 22, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0009)

$375/ officer
$325/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement and register, click here.


This foundational course is designed for any personnel assigned to Patrol, Investigations and Fire Scene duties, empowering them to identify, collect and record commonly encountered evidence at crime scenes. Skill sets learned can increase your agency’s case clearance rates and successful courtroom prosecution efforts, while simultaneously building public service satisfaction levels and their confidence in investigative efforts.
Training encompasses on-scene application of forensic scientific principles and is presented in a concise-immersive style utilizing lecture and hands on exercises. Upon completion attendees will be able to perform basic crime scene processing and recovery efforts.


• Note: Individually owned flashlight use is encouraged during classroom practical exercises. Students can bring any other available camera or forensic equipment to build confidence-familiarity of use during the training. Practice materials will be provided at the training.


• Forensic Concepts
• Safety Considerations
• Crime Scene Analysis/Considerations
• Finger-Palm Print Recovery Techniques
• Footwear/Tool Mark Impression Evidence
• Blood Presumptive Testing
• Blood Evidence Recovery Methods
• Touch DNA Collection Efforts
• Evidence Packaging
• Photographic Preservation Concepts
• Documentation – Reports/Chain of Custody
• Court Room Testimony/Demonstrative Presentations
• Forensic Skill Development Investments


Your presenter: R.P. “Rusty” Sullivan’s on-going 40 year law enforcement sworn and civilian career continues to build upon 20 years of accumulated full-time forensic practitioner/supervisor assignments. He has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Division of the International Association for Identification. He has over 18 years of presenting in this field and has provided annual state level forensic training conferences and workshop(s) and is a court recognized expert in the forensic sub-disciplines of Latent Fingerprint and Digital Data Recovery. Rusty is currently working as a civilian Forensic Investigator (CSI)/Mobile Digital Device Analyst and has served on large and mid-sized agencies, having a multi-year assignment to Major Crimes Task Force evidence team as well as management, supervisory and front-line evidence experience in high profile and complex investigations.