The Mount Pleasant Police Department
A 1-Day Training Session
CLOSING COLD CASES (HIGHLIGHTING THE WALTER ELLIS SERIAL MURDER CASE)
Presenters: Kathy Spano, Erik Villarreal, Keith Kopcha, Detectives, Gil Hernandez, Special Agent
Date: November 12, 2015
Location: Mt. Pleasant Police Dept., 8811 Campus Drive, Mt. Pleasant
Cost: No Charge for Professionals (WAHI members get preference)
Schedule: 8-9 Social
9-12 Closing Cold Cases
12-1:15 Lunch (On your own.)
1:15-3:30 Closing Cold Cases
To Register: EMAIL Steve Daniels
· Members of WAHI’s Cold Case Review Team will be on hand to answer any questions regarding a no-cost case review.
May 5-6, 2015 | Cedarburg, WI
This two day course will give the student an in-depth look at what is required to successfully investigate a child abduction case. The students will create standard operation procedures while attending this course. Students learn about the mechanics of conducting various types of searches.
Topics will include strategies for determining search areas, assigning search responsibilities, search team make up, use of volunteers and search tactics including documenting search activities. Additionally the use of tactical man tracking methods and K-9 techniques will be discussed. Attention will be paid to the benefits of having an organized search team and/or a detailed pre plan of emergency actions to be taken for search and tracking in the event of an abducted child.
DATES: 5/19/2015 through 5/21/2015
INSTRUCTOR(S): Wayne Sheppard
LOCATION: South Milwaukee City Hall - 2424 15th Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express - Milwaukee, WI 414-563-4000
Identify with Public Agency Training Council to receive discounted room rate
COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $295.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents. He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.
Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.
He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.
He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.
Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.
He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.
2015 Vehicular Homicide Training | Appleton, WI
March 25-27, 2015
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
Registration is open
Sponsored by the Department of Justice Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) Program, with grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety, this FREE training will return for the fifth time, to provide law enforcement officers and prosecutors with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and aggressively investigate and prosecute vehicular crash cases. The joint training approach will allow both prosecutors and officers to learn from one another and recognize and appreciate the challenges faced by each discipline. Faculty will include a diverse group of experts.
There is no registration fee to attend this conference, however attendees will be responsible for their own hotel and travel expenses.
The agenda will be posted on WILENET when it is in final form. Any questions regarding the conference can be directed to Tara Jenswold, Wisconsin’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, SPET@doj.state.wi.us; 608-267-9746.
Registration must be received by Friday, March 13, 2015. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you require lodging, a block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate of $70 for single occupancy and $97 for double occupancy. You must call the hotel directly at 920-733-8000 or 800-333-3333, by FEBRUARY 24, 2015, to make your reservations under the Department of Justice, SPET - Vehicular Homicide Training block. If reservations are not made by February 24, the hotel cannot guarantee the reduced state rate after this date.
If you need to cancel your lodging reservations, you must notify the hotel directly at 920-733-8000 at least 24 hours prior to your check-in (arrival) date. If you do not cancel your reservation timely, no-show and/or late cancellation fees may be applied per hotel policy.
Child Abduction Response Team Training
March 30-April 2, 2015 | Eau Claire, WI
The Child Abduction Response Team (CART) training is a multi- disciplinary approach to responding to a missing or abducted child incident. Team composition is critical to a CART’s implementation and long-term success. Commitment from the Chief Executive Officer(s) CEO(s) is required before a team will be reviewed and accepted for placement in CART training.
Each jurisdiction is different in its approach to responding to missing and abducted children; some jurisdictions have more resources than others, however, the following disciplines are suggested for a “working team.” Representatives from: law enforcement; legal agencies; probation and parole; communications; victim advocates; social service agencies; emergency management personnel to include fire/rescue and search and recovery units; school resource officers; and other key stakeholders that the CART Coordinator and CEO(s) identify as necessary to a CART’s overall ability to be successful in the recovery of a missing or abducted child.