April 11, 2023 - April 13, 2023
Warren Dodson Police Training Academy
4557 East Lake Road
Abilene, TX 79601
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IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF BLOODSTAIN PATTERNS IN CRIME SCENES
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
This is not a 40-hour basic bloodstain pattern analysis course, but rather an introductory workshop. There is no prerequisite to attend. TCOLE Credit will be given.
Many crime scenes involve a bloodletting injury; therefore, it is essential that investigators properly identify and document the bloodstain patterns involved. Many times, these same crime scenes are not initially evaluated by experienced bloodstain pattern analysts, so proper documentation is vital in preserving the evidence, which allows for a later analysis in the investigation to be completed.
This training is important for patrol, investigators, crime scene technicians, laboratory personnel, and anyone whose job involves identifying, processing, and collecting bloodstained evidence.
Scott Swick, the Instructor, is a Texas Ranger with the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he has over 19 years’ experience in major criminal and crime scene investigations. He is a member of the Texas Rangers Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Working Group, the Texas Rangers Officer Involved Shooting Working Group, The Texas Rangers State Major Crime Scene Team, and serves as the Team Leader for the Texas Rangers Company “C” Crime Scene Team. He is a 2018 graduate of the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy, as well as being a Certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst (CBPA) and a Certified Crime Scene Analyst (CCSA), through the International Association of Identification. Scott serves as a current board member with both the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) and the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR). He actively instructs bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene investigation throughout the United States.