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ACCOMMODATIONS
The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
Guest Room Rate = King & Queen Non-Smoking $99.00
Group Code = NCIAI
Cutoff Deadline Date = Saturday 04/14/18
Hotel Website: www.hawthorneinn.com
To make reservations, please call The Hawthorne Inn at 336-777-3000. Our event code is NCIAI.
Forsyth Technical Community College
Forsyth Tech has been serving the citizens of Forsyth and Stokes counties since 1960. We began as the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center, offering vocational instruction and training in skilled trades.

Today, as Forsyth Technical Community College, we still offer those programs, as well as college transfer and two-year degree programs, corporate training, continuing education, personal enrichment classes and much more.

CONFERENCE ITINERARY (Last Update: 05/10/2018)
** The below conferece itinerary is tentative and some adjustments could be made prior to conference start date.
Conference agenda, speakers, vendors, and more.
Monday, May 14, 2018 at Hawthorne Inn, 420 High St. W-S, NC 27101
Monday, May 14

4:00 - 6:00

Open Registration at the Hawthorne Inn, 420 High St., W-S, NC 27101

 Lobby area

  (Vendors can check in at the hotel or the workshop site of 3111 Bis Oaks Dr, King, NC 27021)  
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3111 Big Oaks Dr., King, NC 27051

  **GPS address is 3111 Big Oaks Dr., Tobaccoville, NC 27051  

7:00 - 8:00

Open Registration

Lobby of the college

 8:00 - 12:00

Workshop A: Morning Session-Entomology-Joe Keiper, Director of VA Museum of Natural History (Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 226 

8:00 - 12:00

Workshop B: Morning Session-Arson and Photography-Kevin Oliver, NCSBI
(Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 224

8:00 - 12:00

Workshop C: Recover of Human Remains--Melissa Torpey, Anthropologist (Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 222

8:00 - 12:00

Workshop D: Latent and Chemical Processing-Morning Session-Kelly Ayers, West Virginia University (Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 115/112

10:00 - 10:30

Vendor Exhibits

Forsyth Tech
Conf. Room 234

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch (Food Truck on-site)

 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop A: Afternoon Session- Entomology-Joe Keiper, Director of VA Museum of Natural History (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 226 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop B: Arson and Photography-Afternoon Session-Kevin Oliver, NCSBI
(Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

Forsyth Tech
Room 224  

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop C: Recover of Human Remains-Melissa Torpey, Anthropologist
(Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 222 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop D: Latent and Chemical Processing-Afternoon Session-Kelly Ayers, West Virginia University (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 115/112 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop F: The Recovery of Footwear and Tire Evidence through Photography - Lindsey D'Amour, NC State Crime Lab (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 116

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop G: Latent Unit Backlog Reduction Strategies, Rebecca Heinrich and Renee Minella, CCBI (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 217

2:00 - 2:30

Afternoon Break  / Vendor Area

Forsyth Tech
Conf. Room 234 

 3:30 - 5:30

Shuttles will begin to run back to the hotel at 3:30 in the event sessions end early

 

6:00 - 10:00

Social Event Theme Night: NCIAI 80th Birthday Bash

Poplar Ballroom

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:00 - 8:30

Opening Ceremonies: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, National Anthem: WSPD Officer, Fleurette Gregory, Welcoming remarks: FT Admin, FCSO Sheriff’ Office Admin, WSPD Chief Thompson

Poplar Ballroom

8:30 - 9:15

Conference Keynote Speaker, Gary McFadden, “I Am Homicide” star, retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Detective

Poplar Ballroom

9:15 - 9:30

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1

9:30 - 5:00

Workshop 1:  Forensic Observation Skills Workshop-Kelly Ayers, West Virginia University
(9:30-5:00 [all day]with breaks as noted)

Sycamore 2

9:30 - 12:00

Workshop 2: Erroneous Identifications In Dandridge Case, Montgomery, AL - Matt Marvin, Ron Smith & Associates (Morning session is from 9:30-12:00 with one break) *Bring your own laptop*

 Laurel Learning Center

9:30 - 10:45

Workshop 3: Clemmons, NC Case Study-Moring Session-Sean Reid, Wake Forest Baptist Health (Morning session is from 9:30-10:45 with one break)

 Sycamore 3

10:45 - 11:15

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1

11:15 - 12:00

EVISCAN-Live Demo on New Technology for Contactless Latent Print Detection (Sponsored Session)

Sycamore 3 

12:00 - 1:30

LUNCH- on your own

Sycamore 1 

1:30 - 5:00

Workshop 2: Erroneous Identifications In Dandridge Case, Montgomery, AL-Afternoon Session-Matt Marvin, Ron Smith and Associates (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session) *Bring your own laptop*

Laurel Learning Center 

3:45 - 4:45

Workshop 3: Clemmons, NC Case Study-Afternoon Session-Sean Reid, Wake Forest Baptist Health (Afternoon session is from 3:45-4:45 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

Sycamore 3

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop 4: Footwear Examination and Comparison Workshop - Lindsey D'Amour, NC State Crime Lab (Afternoon session is from 1:00 - 5:00 with one break)

Popular Ballroom

1:30 - 3:30

Workshop 5: State Crime Lab Update, John Byrd, NC State Crime Lab Director
(Afternoon session is from 1:30-3:30 with one break)

Sycamore 3

2:30 - 3:00

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1 

5:00 - 5:30

Business Meeting

Linden Ballroom 

6:00 - 11:00

Banquet: Keynote Speaker: Joe Dittmar, “Always Remember Initiative(attire is semi-formal)

Poplar Ballroom 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 8:30 - 10:00

Workshop 5: Matthew May, Wake Forest Police Department, Law Enforcement Trauma: Are you Prepared? (Morning session is 8:30-12)

Sycamore 2

8:30 - 12:00

Workshop 6: Casson Reynolds, NC Justice Academy, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis(Morning session is 8:30-12)

Sycamore 3 

8:30 - 4:00

Workshop 8: Daniel Linskey, Retired Chief Boston Police Department, Crisis Leadership Lessons Learned Case Study of the Boston Marathon Bombing (8:30-4:00, all day session w/ breaks as noted)

Poplar 1 

10:00 - 10:30

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch on your own

 

01:00 - 4:00

Workshop 5: Matthew May, Wake Forest Police Department, Law Enforcement Trauma: Are you Prepared? (Afternoon session is from 1-4, new session)

Sycamore 2

1:00 - 4:00

Workshop 6: Casson Reynolds, NC Justice Academy, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis
(Afternoon session is from 1- with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

 Sycamore 3 

SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS
Kelly Ayers, MS, CSCSA - Latent and Chemical Processing
Kelly Ayers, MS, CSCSA, serves as the Director of the West Virginia University Forensic Science Academy for Professionals where she is responsible for planning and instructing training and education workshops and courses. Prior to coming to WVU in 2010, Kelly was employed as a forensic services technician with the Asheville, NC Police Department. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Philosophy and Biology and was the first graduate of the West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program in 2001. Shortly after coming to WVU, she was awarded an MS in Forensic Science Administration from Oklahoma State University. In addition to instructing continuing education courses, Kelly also instructs for the Forensic and Investigative Science (FIS) major, FIS minor, and the LLM in Forensic Justice for the WVU College of Law.

Ms. Ayers is an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, serves on the editorial board of IDNews, and is the immediate Past President of the Chesapeake Bay Division IAI, now serving as the Chairwoman of the Board. ”
John A. Byrd
State Crime Laboratory Director John Byrd is a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College where he received a master’s degree in strategic studies.

He has over 20 years of experience at the Crime Lab where he previously worked as a forensic science manager.  Byrd has experience in forensic biology (DNA analysis and DNA Database), latent evidence (fingerprint, palm print, shoe and tire track analysis), and digital evidence (computers, cell phones, audio, and video analysis). 

In addition to his work at the Crime Lab, Byrd is a retired Army Brigadier General in the North Carolina National Guard where he served as Assistant Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard. 

Byrd was appointed Crime Laboratory Director in 2014.

Lindsey D'Amour
Lindsey D’Amour began her career in 2004 when she was hired as a Special Agent Forensic Scientist for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.  Upon completion of the North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and the SBI’s Special Agent Academy Lindsey was assigned to the Latent Evidence Section of the Crime Laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In addition to her Crime Laboratory duties Lindsey is also certified in Clandestine Laboratory Response, serves as a Certified ANAB ISO Assessor, and is a member state’s Mass Casualty Response Team.  Lindsey has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Biology from the University of New England and a Master’s of Science degree in Forensic Science, with a concentration in Advanced Investigation, from the University of New Haven. 

Lindsey completed her Latent Print Analysis and Comparison training in 2005 and became an International Association for Identification Certified Latent Print Examiner in 2012.  In 2008 Lindsey began her training in Footwear and Tire Track Examination at the State Crime Laboratory.  She applied to and was accepted into the inaugural National Forensic Science Training Center’s Footwear and Tire Track Examiner’s Training Program in Largo, Florida. Upon graduation in 2009 Lindsey began working footwear and tire track cases as part of her daily work and has completed over 150 footwear and/or tire track cases to date.  Lindsey currently serves as the Footwear and Tire Track Technical Leader and Training Coordinator for the State Crime Laboratory.  As Training Coordinator, Lindsey is responsible for the Footwear and Tire Track training for all of the Forensic Scientists in the State Crime Laboratory system.  Lindsey is also a court recognized expert in the fields of Latent Print Examination and Comparison and Footwear Examination and Comparison.

Lindsey has assisted in the Latent Print, Footwear, and Tire Track training for non-Latent members of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and several local law enforcement agencies in North Carolina. 
Ms. Ayers is an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, serves on the editorial board of IDNews, and is the immediate Past President of the Chesapeake Bay Division IAI, now serving as the Chairwoman of the Board. ”
Rebecca Heinrich, CLPE
Rebecca Heinrich is a Forensic Supervisor and Technical Leader in the Latent Print Unit at the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification. Her career in Forensics began in July 2001 at the Greensboro, NC Police Department, and she began working with CCBI in 2006.  Rebecca holds four degrees from various colleges and universities. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology / Spanish Minor from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and two Associates of Applied Science Degrees in Criminal Justice Technology and Latent Evidence Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College. She is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification, a member of the parent body I.A.I., and an active participant in the North Carolina Chapter of the I.A.I. She is currently the 1st vice president of the N.C.I.A.I., and additionally serves on two committees.
Joe Keiper - Entomology Workshop
Joe Keiper has been Director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History since 2010, and previously was Curator of Invertebrates at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He has been engaged in forensic entomology for over 20 years, and has consulted for a number of law enforcement agencies via training and casework. His long passion for fly biology has lent itself well to the study of “bugs on bodies.”
Captain Matthew May - Law Enforcement Trauma: Are you Prepared?
Captain May began his law enforcement career with the Nash County (NC) Sheriff’s Office on July 1, 1996.  He worked with the sheriff’s office as a patrol deputy until January of 2000 when he was hired by the Wake Forest Police Department.

Prior to being promoted to captain, all of Captain May’s duties and assignments were on the Patrol Division.  He served on the department’s Tactical Service Unit for eight years and supervised the Canine Unit in an administrative capacity for three years.  In 2004, Captain May founded the Wake Forest Police Department Explorer Post 401 and served as the Post Advisor until 2007.

Captain May is a graduate of the 242nd Session of the FBI National Academy.  He has an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement Technology from Johnston Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice and Public Policy from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Captain May currently supervises Field Operations which consists of the Patrol Division, Communications Center, and Training and Community Services Division.
Keynote Speaker - Gary L McFadden / McFadden Solutions, LLC
A thirty-six-year veteran of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (“CMPD”), Garry McFadden is one of the most decorated law enforcement officers in the history of CMPD. Mr. McFadden spent thirty years as a detective and twenty years in the homicide unit. After a stellar career, McFadden retired on July 31, 2011 and was immediately re-hired by the City of Charlotte and assigned to work in the Office of the Chief and is currently assigned to the Community Relations Unit to help implement programs within the community.

Garry is a proud graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and has been certified by a myriad of schools and universities in the areas of investigations and forensics. A powerful community advocate, he works with education, religious, government and corporate organizations to provide society with Public Safety and Life skills information that has changed – and saved – lives by the masses.

Garry has received many accolades and awards, including: Medal of Valor, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, The National Society of The Sons of The American Revolution;  2011 Detective of the Year, Optimist International /Queen City Optimist Club; Community Relations Award and Recognition-Charlotte Observer Newspaper;  Ashanti Unsung Hero Award-NAACP; 2011 Chief of Police Outstanding Service Award -Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Distinguished Service Award for Homicide Investigation-Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1996 and 2011-  2015 Charlotte Citizen of The Year- Mayor’s Office City of Charlotte; 2015 “Always Believe” Community Service Award- NBA Legends  Muggsy Bogues & Larry Johnson; 2017 MLK “Growing The Dream” Community Service Award- Grass Roots Community Initiatives; 2015 Community Service Award- National Hook-Up of Black Woman; 2011 Community Service Award- Mother of Murdered Offspring ( MoM-O)-2017 President’s Award Charlotte Branch of NAACP -2017 Elevation Community Achievement Award, Beauty After The Bars Foundation-

In 2015 Garry and three local barbers created a community initiative called; Cops & Barbers, the initiative captured the attention of “The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing”, and as a result, President Obama invited the group to the White House. President Obama considered this vision as one of the top ten initiative in creating meaningful relationships in communities.

Garry been featured on; American Most Wanted, The First 48 and The Justice Files. On June 14, 2016, Investigative Discovery channel presented “I Am Homicide” a docuseries highlighting a few of Garry’s most complex homicide cases that we worked over the span of his career. The début of this nationally television show allowed Garry to be the first African American Law Enforcement Officer to have his own television show. Currently he is filming season two which will air in the spring 2017.
  • Recognized Locally and Nationally for Community Initiatives to build stronger relationships
    between communities and Law Enforcement
    agencies (2015) “Cops & Barbers “Community Initiative
  • Governor’s Office of the State of North Carolina Department of Public Safety Transition Team (2013)
  • The American Judicature Society Institute- Forensic Science and Public Policy Assessor, (2011)
  • Industrial - Organizational Solutions, Inc. / Public Safety Selection Specialists Assessor (2008)
  • American Academy of Applied Forensics, Instructor,
  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC, Presenter
Kevin Oliver - Arson and Photography
Kevin Oliver has worked in law enforcement in the state of North Carolina for more than 19 years.  For the past 14 years, Kevin has been employed by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation as a fire investigator. During that time, Kevin has participated in more than 600 fire scene investigations.  Since December 2004, Kevin has served as an ATF-certified Accelerant Detection K-9 Handler with K-9s “Jada” and “Dublin”.   Kevin is an IAAI-CFI and IAAI-CI, as well as an NC-CFI and a certified instructor through the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards.

Kevin is currently assigned as a Criminal Specialist / Program Coordinator for the SBI’s statewide Fire Investigations program. He also sits on a number of boards and consults in fire-related legislative matters on the state level. Kevin routinely teaches for local community colleges and the NCIAAI. Kevin has also taught at the National Fire Academy (NFA) and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
Sean Reid
Sean Reid has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and served with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years with over 11 years of that being assigned to Crime Scene Investigations. Sean is currently employed with Wake Forest Baptist Health as a death investigator for the regional medical examiner’s office. He has a Criminal Investigator Certificate from the North Carolina Justice Academy. He is also certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst. In addition, he is a certified Fire Investigator Technician through the International Association of Arson Investigators.
Casson Reynolds, MSCJ, CCSA - Bloodstain Pattern
Casson Reynolds in an Instructor/Developer at the North Carolina Justice Academy focused on advanced forensics courses.  He is a Certified Crime Scene Analyst through the IAI and has his Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Boston University.  He has been recognized as an expert in court in Crime Scene Investigations, Latent Print Development and Analysis, Shooting Reconstruction, and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.

Casson was in law enforcement for over 13 years and spent the majority of that time in Crime Scene Investigations.  He was employed with the Charlottesville Police Department, the Gastonia Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.  He has instructed at several local agencies and at the American Academy of Applied Forensics as well as being an adjunct professor in criminal justice and forensic science.        

Casson serves on the NC IAI’s training committee and conference committee as well as being a member of the IAI’s student issues committee.  He also hosted the NC IAI Crime Scene Investigations Training Seminar in the Fall of 2017 at the NC Justice Academy in Edneyville.    
Melissa Torpey - Forensic Anthropology
Melissa Torpey has worked as a forensic anthropologist for 11 years.  She served as a subject matter expert for the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit at the FBI Laboratory.  Her research and casework experience has included vertebral aging, unidentified and missing persons cases, facial imaging, and time since death.

Melissa currently teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and trains law enforcement annually at the American Academy of Applied Forensics at Central Piedmont Community College.
SOCIAL EVENTS
Join us Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm in the hotel banquet room for the NCIAI 80th Birthday Bash! More details to come...
Join us Thursday, May 16, 2018 from 6:00 - 11:00 pm for the NCIAI Banquet. More details coming soon.
CONFERENCE SPONSORS
THANK YOU NCIAI CONFERENCE SPONSORS!
To become a sponsor of the 2018 NCIAI Conference Contact Kristie Hendrix: khendrix@forsythtech.edu

CONFERENCE VENDORS
2018 PHOTOGRAPH CONTEST

The NCIAI Awards and Goodwill Committee is looking for those talented NCIAI photographers out there. We want you to show us your best photos from the past year.

There are two catagories for entry:

1. Forensics: forensics in the lab or field and police related activity.

2. Open: everything else (portrauts, landscapes, sports, ect.)

Entries will be made digitally this year and can be B&W or color. Each person can enter up to 2 photographs.

2018 EXCELLENCE AWARD

The NCIAI Awards and Goodwill Committee is looking for an NCIAI member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on a case/event. The case/event can be any type: latent, footwear, forensic, or just a BIG or involved case/event.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS BY APRIL 15, 2018

The case/event would have to have occured or been disposed of in court within the last 2 years, between April 14, 2016 and April 14, 2018.