A few courses being offered at North Carolina Community Colleges via blue line training group. www.bluelinetraininggroup.com
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Basic Latent Print Course. Doing basic classifications, hands on latent print comparisons and some court preparations. The class is May 6-10 (40 hours). Last day to sign up is May 2nd. The web site to sign up is http://www.wilsoncc.edu/coned/Law/Inserv.cfm
CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN I
The High Point Police Department seeks to fill a Crime Scene Technician position. This civilian position is responsible for technical and investigative work. Individual will process the scene of criminal activities to include: taking photographs, obtaining and analyzing fingerprints, collecting and preserving evidence, report writing, analyzing video evidence and testifying in court. Will also assist with processing criminal suspects and civilians by taking fingerprint impressions and mug shots. Position requires knowledge of digital photography equipment, crime scene processing, gathering and preserving evidence, excellent oral and written communication and computer skills. Must possess an acceptable valid NC driver’s license. Starting salary from $2,710 monthly with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should obtain, complete and return required City application form by closing date of April 26, 2013, from the City of High Point, Human Resources Department, 211 South Hamilton Street, High Point, NC 27260 or apply online: http://www.highpointnc.gov/person/jobs.cfm. The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Just to let everyone know that the registration deadline to attend the banquet and casino night at our conference is April 5th at noon. So if you are planning on attending the conference and would like to go to the banquet and casino, please register immediately. We will still be accepting registrations for the training courses after April 5, but this will exclude the banquet and casino nights.
Registration is available at nciai.com under the conference tab. If you would like to bring a guest, then please register them under a single day registration and select either banquet or casino night. If your guest is interested in attending both events, you must register them as a single day registration on each day.
This is going to be an incredible 75th anniversary conference! We have great speakers and lots of vendors…its going to be a conference to remember!
As always, if you have any questions, please contact any of the officers or any member of the Board of Directors.
Look forward to seeing everyone April 16-18 in Cary!
For informational purposes only. Please always refer to your agency’s legal counsel regarding how the Forensic Act of 2011 and its subsequent bills/modifications will affect you and your agency.
The Senate Bill 200 had been modified and passed the third reading in the Senate. The bill pushes the date for accreditation for local agencies conducting forensic and chemical analysis out to July 1, 2018.
This is THE bill to keep your eye on and hope it makes it’s way to the Governor’s desk very soon.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 2013
SENATE BILL 200
Judiciary I Committee Substitute Adopted 3/19/13
Third Edition Engrossed 3/21/13
Short Title: Extend Time For Forensic Accreditation. (Public)
March 6, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to extend the time for local forensic science labs to obtain accreditation.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Section 11 of S.L. 2011 19, as amended by Section 9 of S.L. 2011 307 and by Section 6 of S.L. 2012 168, reads as rewritten:
“SECTION 11. Sections 1 through 5 and Sections 9 through 11 are effective when this act becomes law, and Section 6 becomes effective July 1, 2011. Sections 7 and 8 of this act are effective when they become law, law; however, until July 1, 2013, July 1, 2018, the provisions of those sections shall apply only to the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, and on or after July 1, 2013, July 1, 2018, the provisions of Sections 7 and 8 shall apply to all laboratories conducting forensic or chemical analysis for admission in the courts of this State. Nothing in this act is intended to amend or modify either the statutory or common law applicable to discovery in criminal cases which was applicable prior to the effective date of this act. Prosecutions for offenses committed before the effective date of this act are not abated or affected by this act, and the statutes that would be applicable but for this act remain applicable to those prosecutions.”
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
The Center for Excellence in Justice Administration is pleased to offer the Vidocq Society Cold Case Homicide Training. The week will consist of Vidocq Society homicide investigation and forensic science training coupled with a cold case presentation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present a cold case privately to the Vidocq Society Training Team in private.
This unprecedented opportunity is open to law enforcement officers, prosecutors, crime analysts, crime scene investigators, and other related professions. The training is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
The Center for Excellence in Justice Administration announces that its Spring 2013 Homicide Seminar will focus on Mental Work: The Psychology of Investigation for Homicide Investigators The key presenter/trainer will be Dr. Katherine Ramsland.
Professor Ramsland has a master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University (where she taught philosophy for many years) and a master’s in clinical psychology from Duquesne University. Her B.A. from Northern Arizona University is in philosophy and psychology. Before coming to DeSales, she directed one of the Bard Clemente programs in the inner city, which assists people without means to get a start in college, and she has been a therapist, crisis counselor, and psycho-educator, as well as a professional writer. She has published thirty-two nonfiction books, sixteen short stories, two novels, and more than eight hundred articles, and has been translated into ten languages.
Dr. Ramsland speaks around the country on topics ranging from death investigation to ritual crime to the art of narrative nonfiction. Featured on many television programs, such as the Today Show and documentaries on A&E, the Learning Channel and Discovery, she often consults on aspects of unique subcultures. She has done research for famed criminal profiler and chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, John Douglas, and she has published a book with another former profiler, Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness. She has also done courtroom research for forensic psychologist
This opportunity is open to All law enforcement officers, crime analysts, and crime scene investigators, and is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. The Center for Excellence in Justice Administration is funding the entire cost of this seminar and there is no cost to seminar participants.
Our keynote speaker at the banquet dinner has been finalized! Senator Thom Goolsby is the co-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee responsible for amending the Forensic Act of 2011 to meet the needs of the forensic community. He would like to answer any questions that we have about the upcoming changes that this act will bring to our profession in this state.
He is a respected attorney, family man and former Marine Corps officer. An adjunct professor of law at Campbell University, he was Counsel to the State Crime and Juvenile Law Commissions under Gov. Jim Martin. He is partner and owner of the Goolsby Law Firm and president of Empowered Investor, Inc.
A top graduate of The Citadel, Sen. Goolsby was Regimental Commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. He is a member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sen. Goolsby is a familiar radio personality in his region providing policy commentary, legal assistance and investing advice to coastal residents. An avid writer and speaker, he is a compelling public advocate for individual liberty and conservative government.
Sen. Goolsby co-chairs the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety and the Senate Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety Committee. He is co-chairman of the Senate Judiciary I Committee and a member of committees on commerce, finance and local government.
The American Conservative Union gave Sen. Goolsby its ‘Defender of Liberty’ award with a 100% rating of his first term voting record. He also received a perfect score for pro-business and jobs votes from The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
If you plan on bringing a guest to either Casino night or the Banquet, you
will need to register them for single day (Tuesday /Wednesday) online,
and check the corresponding circle indicating which one or both evening events.
We need to provide an accurate head count to both the hotel and Casino
Mgt. If you are not registered for Casino Night, you will not be given
your chips to play. We will have open bar and h'orderves, along with
photo-ops with a Vegas show girl, so wear your sparkles! The
deadline for registering for each evening event is Friday, April 5, so don't
wait to register your significant other.
NCIAI Planning Committee