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2024 Speakers

Aaron Matson

Aaron Matson

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Forensic Image Photography

Aaron Matson has been a Forensic Imaging Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Justice since 2001. He has acquired a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of evidence in the laboratory, at autopsies and in crime scene environments, performing a variety of photographic and video-related examinations and analysis.

He is an assessor for the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), an active member of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE), the Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), and the International Association for Identification (IAI).

He enjoys educating others in all aspects of Forensic Imaging as both a teacher in the classroom, and as an expert in the courtroom. 

Audrey Marcott

Andrew Vitalis

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Polk County Homicide Using Social Media

Andrew Vitalis is currently the Lt. for Polk County Sheriff’s Office and among other duties, supervises the Department’s Investigation Division. He has been a Criminal Investigator since 2011.

 

Vitalis has been with Polk County since 2006 and in law enforcement since 2005. Vitalis graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2000 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Mass Communications and receiving a minor in Speech. Also in 2000, Vitalis was invited to attend a national sports broadcasting seminar after being selected as one of the top 50 sports journalism students in the nation. After graduating from college, Vitalis was hired with FOX Sports in Los Angeles where he worked as both a Broadcast Associate and Associate Producer. In 2001 Vitalis was hired as Sports Director at KMOT Television in Minot, North Dakota and worked as the station’s Sports Director for one year before being hired as a Sports Reporter/Anchor for KVLY Television in Fargo, North Dakota. In 2004, Vitalis moved to Minnesota, working as a Sports Editor for a Metro-based newspaper. In addition, Vitalis was hired as a freelance journalist for Let’s Pay Hockey Magazine and later, the WCHA Conference (Division One college hockey). In 2005, Vitalis successfully completed the Chippewa Valley basic law enforcement recruit academy in Eau Claire, WI and was awarded the “Top Student Award” for his academic accomplishments.
 

In 2005, Vitalis was hired by the North Hudson Police Department. In 2006, he accepted a full-time offer with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.


Since being with Polk County, Vitalis has received numerous certifications to include becoming a
certified Field Training Officer as well as becoming a certified state instructor in Vehicle Contacts,
Professional Communications and Scenario training. In 2011, Vitalis was assigned to the St. Croix Valley Drug Task Force and worked as Polk County’s primary Drug Investigator through 2015. During that time, he investigated numerous crimes that were successfully prosecuted at the State and Federal level. From there, Vitalis was assigned the role of general Investigator where he focused on crimes against persons and property. In 2020, Vitalis was once again assigned to the St. Croix Valley Drug Task Force and currently focuses on narcotics-related investigations and major crimes against persons and property. In 2021, Vitalis attended the two-week DCI Death Investigation course at Green Lake (WI). In addition, Vitalis currently serves as the primary “cold case” Investigator for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

 

In 2021, Vitalis was named the “2021 National Deputy Sheriff of the Year” by the National Sheriff’s and Deputy Sheriff’s Association for his role in the successful conclusion to a 2014 double-fatal hit and run cold case investigation. After taking over the investigation, the person responsible for the incident was ultimately identified in 2020 and convicted in 2021. In addition to his duties with the Sheriff’s Office, Vitalis has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Northwood Technical College (formerly WITC) for the past several years and currently provides/has provided instruction to law enforcement recruits in the disciplines of Vehicle Contacts, Professional Communications, Crimes, Interview/Interrogation, Report Writing, Evidence Collection and Courtroom Testimony.


In May 2023 Vitalis was promoted to Lieutenant with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
 

Vitalis currently resides in Amery Wisconsin with his wife and three children.

Audrey Marcott

Audrey Marcott

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WSCL Firearms Destruction

Audrey Marcott earned her Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigation and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. After graduating, Audrey moved to Madison
and has been employed as an Evidence Technician at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab since January 2022. In this position, she verifies case information, maintains chain of custody, handles
evidence, and interacts with law enforcement daily. She also manages the lab's guns for destruction program for the past year and a half.

Brad Kurtzweil

Brad
Kurtzweil

Firearm Cases – Do’s And Don’ts/Safety/Handling/Processing

Brad was a Police Officer in Illinois for 9 years prior to being hired with ATF.  As a police officer, Brad also served as one of his department’s evidence technicians and is familiar with evidence collection procedures. He has been an ATF Agent in Milwaukee for 4 years.

Brandon Giese

Brandon Giese

Evidence Purging

Brandon Giese is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College and Marian University in Criminal Justice. Brandon has been a law enforcement officer since 2007 and has worked for the Washington County Sheriff's Office since 2009. He has served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, drone pilot, CPR instructor and CVSA Operator. 

In 2020, Brandon was selected to join the Major Crimes Unit of the Washington County Sheriff's Office as an investigator and evidence technician. In this role, he has been responsible for managing the department's property and evidence room, conducting crime scene investigations, processing evidence, and completing digital forensic extractions. He also provides in-house evidence training to his colleagues.

Brian Trowbridge

Brian Trowbridge

Human Trafficking: The Complex Conviction

 

Special Agent Brian Trowbridge is assigned to DCI’s Human Trafficking Bureau/Labor Trafficking. He started his 20-year career in public service in 2003 at the South Dakota State Penitentiary as a correctional officer. After moving back to Wisconsin in 2005 SA Trowbridge worked for the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer, and Prescott Police Department as a Patrol Officer/Investigator. SA Trowbridge then moved on to the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a patrol deputy, detective, and Detective Sergeant, investigating all types of crime, and conducting traffic crash reconstructions. In February of 2023 SA Trowbridge started at DCI where he is assigned to the Human Trafficking Bureau with a focus in labor trafficking.

Brook Brodzeller

Brooke Brodzeller

Forensic Image Photography

 

Brooke Brodzeller is a Forensic Imaging Specialist at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory in Madison. She has a BFA with a concentration in Photography from Northern Michigan University. Brooke began her career as an Imaging Specialist just over eight years ago where she wears many hats; photographing evidence, creating demonstrative exhibits, training Crime Scene Response photographers and analyzing video, just to name a few. She has been a member of the International Association of Identification since 2017. As technology advances, Brooke looks forward to learning about imaging processes and how the laboratories can use these technologies in the future.

Craig Kubiak

Craig Kubiak

K9 Trailing – Missing Persons Search And Rescue

 

Craig has six years of experience in trailing with K9SOS (K9 partner Riggs-German Shepherd) 

Craig Mantzke

Craig Mantzke

Digital Forensic Examination – What happens to electronic evidence once it is signed out to DCI

 

Craig Mantzke is a Senior Digital Evidence Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation. Craig has been in law enforcement since 2012 and has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice since 2019.  He is responsible for all aspects of the digital evidence lifecycle from initial previewing and triage in the field, to analysis and final work product in the office. Craig has worked closely with local, state, and federal investigators on a wide range of cases including child exploitation, homicide, narcotics, cyber, and public integrity.

Chris Boyd

Cyndel Sawall

Evidence Purging

Cyndel Sawall is a Certified Property and Evidence Specialist who graduated from the Fox Valley Technical College with an associate degree in forensic science.  She started her career with the Fond Du Lac Police Department as a part-time Property/Evidence Clerk until 2019.  In 2018, Cyndel was hired part-time with the Menasha Police Department where she ultimately transitioned to a full-time Evidence Custodian in 2019.  Cyndel is responsible for managing the evidence room, assists with processing crime scenes and is also one of two Accreditation managers with her agency. 

Debbie Leque

Chris Boyd

K9 Trailing – Missing Persons Search And Rescue

 

Chris is a retired sergeant with the Madison Police Department, 25 years K9 Experience. Former head of Madison P.D. K9. Unit. INBTI International instructor (K9 Partner Jake-Bavarian Mountain Hound) 

Cyndel Sawall

Debbie Leque

Human Trafficking: The Complex Conviction

Debbie started her law enforcement career in 2003, where she worked for the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, in Juneau County, Wisconsin.  Throughout her 20 years at Juneau County, Debbie enjoyed her role as a training officer, took special interest in sensitive crimes, and was a forensic interviewer for the department.  In 2017, Debbie added evidence technician and custodian to her department responsibilities.  In 2023, Debbie furthered her career when she accepted a Special Agent position in the Human Trafficking Bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Dan Feucht

Dan Feucht

Collecting Case Elimination Prints

Dan Feucht is retired from a combination of Law Enforcement and a Teaching Instructor career after serving for 40+ years. Dan is an Adjunct Law Enforcement/Forensic Science instructor with Fox Valley Technical College. Before and since retirement, Dan has consulted/instructed for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, NCJTC-National Criminal Justice Training Center and the US Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Indiana Project SAFE Neighborhood Program Initiative. He currently coordinates, develops, and implements several Forensic Science programs locally, state and nationwide. Dan continues to assist law enforcement agencies with their Property & Evidence Management, in-house trainings and occasionally responds to and manages crime scenes. He continues to attend specialized training courses annually to improve his teaching methods/major crime scene field applications and keep up to date on the latest forensic science technology techniques and guidelines.

Prior to retirement, Dan developed/implemented/coordinated and instructed numerous Law Enforcement, EMS, Corrections, Fire Departments, In-Services, and Federal Grant major crime scene management/evidence technician trainings locally, statewide and nationally. Dan has co-researched/developed, implemented and coordinated the only state of Wisconsin online and in classroom two-year Forensic Science Associate Degree program for Fox Valley Technical College.

Daniel Proctor

Daniel Proctor

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HUMAN vs. ANIMAL BONE


Work hands on with an anthropology professor to identify the various differences between animal and human bones. Learn what to look for in each type.
 

Visiting Assistant Professor Dan Proctor- Lawrence University

Darlene Macy

Darlene Macy

Firearm Cases – Do’s And Don’ts/Safety/Handling/Processing

Darlene has been employed as an intelligence analyst with the federal government in various Departments for over 25 years. Working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s NIBIN program for 10 years in both Chicago and Milwaukee areas. Site Manager for the newly established ATF|DEA Metro Milwaukee Joint NIBIN Site. NIBIN Program Manager for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

David Graf

David Graf

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Lisa Holstead Homicide

David Graf is a law enforcement officer with 31 years of experience.  He has been a detective with the Green Bay Police Department for 17 years and is currently a Task Force Officer with the FBI’s WI Cold Case Task Force.

Falynne Gerisch

Falynne Gerisch

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Collecting Case Elimination Prints

 

Falynne Gerisch graduated from Fox Valley Tech with an Associate Degree in Forensic Science. After graduating, she spent about 8 months as a Property and Evidence Intern with the Grand Chute Police Department learning under Kali Dreager and Dan Feucht. She was then hired by the Appleton Police Department in 2020 and has been in her role as a Forensic Evidence Specialist for 4 years. She specializes in property, evidence, and various forensic and crime scene techniques. Alongside that, she has been employed by Fox Valley Technical College as an adjunct instructor for 1.5 years and teaches classes in property and evidence and forensics. She is the first civilian credentialed through LESB to teach Physical Evidence Collection in the police academy. She continues to attend trainings in forensics to keep up to date on latest techniques. She is one of few in the state of WI that holds a certification through the IAI as a Certified Crime Scene Investigator.

Holly Maas

Holly Maas

Property Room Layout/Design

Holly Maas has worked in the field of forensic science since 2013 beginning her career at Grand Chute Police Department. In that time, she was employed as their full-time Evidence Technician and was responsible for processing their crime scenes, training patrol officers and investigators from around the county, and maintaining evidence at the station. In 2014, Holly was elected to the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Identification where she has served as President (2018), 3 Terms as Chairman of the Board (2019, 2020, 2021) and is still serving on the board to this day.

 

Holly has worked with Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, the Department of Justice in Wisconsin, and many other agencies to train officers from around the state on various aspects of crime scene management and processing. In 2018, she began instructing in the Forensic Science program at Fox Valley Technical College where she still instructs today. Holly currently works at Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety after being hired in 2020 as their full-time Crime Scene Technician and continues to manage crime scenes of all sizes along with teaching and training across Wisconsin.
 

Holly is a Certified Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification and a Certified Property and Evidence Specialist through the International Association for Property and Evidence. She has a passion for crime scene investigation and inspiring the next generation of young people to want to enter the forensics field.

Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby

K9 Trailing – Missing Persons Search And Rescue

 

Jeff retired from the Janesville Police Department with 30 years of experience in dog training and handling. Involved with search and rescue, starting in 2020. (K9 partner Sage -Mountain Cur) 

Jen Goad

Jen Goad

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Property and Evidence Room Procedures

Hi, my name is Jen Goad. I am the Property and Evidence Specialist for the Duluth Police Department in Duluth, MN and have 14 years of experience working with DPD. In 2010, I started out as a Property and Evidence Tech and in 2015 was promoted to my current position. I also have a year of patrol and investigative experience. Our department has approximately 133 sworn officers and the property room is staffed with one full time Specialist and two part time
Technicians.

I am a certified Property & Evidence Specialist through the International Association of Property and Evidence (IAPE). In 2019, I completed the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
Supervisor Program. I am a member of Minnesota Association of Property and Evidence
Technicians (MAPET) and presented at the MAPET annual conference in October of 2023. I am
also on the board of our local Fraternal of Police (FOP) lodge and attended the FOP National
Leadership Conference in Nashville in 2023.

 

In 2012 DPD moved to a new building. We had 30+ years of evidence that needed to be
reviewed and purged or barcoded in anticipation of transferring it all to the new facility.

 

In 2015, I was part of the initial Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) MN Audit. This led to me
being part of the SAKI Team that was established at DPD. With that we hosted the National
SAKI Assembly of Cities in 2018. I also attended the 2019 Assembly of Cities in Jacksonville, FL.
In 2021, I was the recipient of PAVSA’s Robert Carter Law Enforcement Ally Award for my work
on the SAKI project.

 

In 2020 our department transitions from our old RMS system to Tyler RMS. I was part of the
Tyler Configuration Team at our department and continue to be a liaison between other
agencies that are transitioning to Tyler RMS.

 

In addition to my work at DPD, I also have done evidence consulting work for some local
agencies.

 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, from University of Wisconsin-Superior
2001, where I graduated Magna Cumme Laude.

I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement, from Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community
College 2012, where I received the Presidential Award and graduated with Honors.

Jody Keeku

Jesse Williams

Evidence Purging

 

Detective Jesse Williams was hired as a Deputy in 2000 with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Jesse served the department as a FTO and SWAT Team member from 2003 until 2022. In 2016, he was the first Deputy to be appointed as the Evidence Technician and Custodian. In between processing scenes and organizing cold cases, Jesse was assigned to update the property room, develop an audit system and transfer 6 decades of evidence from 4 different records management systems into the current Pro Phoenix database. In 2019 he organized and completed the department’s first ever inventory, 100% account of all evidence and property with the help of one other officer. In 2020 Jesse was promoted to Detective.

Jody Keeku

Jody Keeku

Introduction and Awareness of Explosives

 

ATF Special Agent Certified Explosive Specialist JODY KEEKU. I went into the Army out of High School, College UW Milwaukee Criminal Justice Degree, I’ve been with ATF for 23 years, 11 years as a certified explosive specialist and a bomb tech for 7 years. My primary focus at ATF is to assist with explosive related hazards local and federal, instructing other bomb techs on explosive handling and investigation. I’m also on the ATF National Response Team, there is approximate 150 personal on the team. We investigate large scale arson and explosion scenes. We support local jurisdictions with scene processing, leads/interviews/evidence collection, lab support, and charging and court proceedings.

Josh Henry

Josh Henry

Evidence Purging

Josh Henry has been a Deputy Sheriff for Burnett County since 2003, during that time he was the recreational patrol deputy, Project Lifesaver Coordinator for the County, representative on the County's Traffic Safety Commission, and the Evidence Custodian since 2019.

Justin Bender

Justin Bender

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Crime Scene Reconstruction

Justin Bender began his law enforcement career in 2006 as a State Trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP). His desire to complete comprehensive investigations led him immediately into the field of crash reconstruction, where he mentored under several Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) certified reconstructionists and had the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s best in the field. Bender’s tenacity for solving challenging motor vehicle collision cases propelled him onto the WSP Technical Reconstruction Unit (TRU) in 2013. Bender became fully accredited by ACTAR in 2013. During his time on the TRU, Bender was active in the arrival of 3D scanner technology, officer involved shooting investigations, who’s driving cases, instructing basic and technical crash investigation courses, final case peer reviews, and off-highway vehicle research. After 12 years of being involved with more than 300 cases with the WSP, Bender accepted a promotional opportunity with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a Safety Specialist Warden. Bender continued his passion for reconstructions as part of a statewide team that completed major off-highway vehicle crash and hunting-related shooting investigations. Bender was the sole reconstructionist for the DNR and quickly discovered the inherent challenges associated with these types of investigations; physical evidence, remote scene locations, visibility concerns, human factors and more. Over a span of 5 years, Bender was involved in nearly 100 reconstruction investigations with the DNR. In February 2023, Bender accepted another promotional opportunity with the Department of Justice / Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) as a Special Agent. Bender is currently the sole reconstructionist for DCI within the Major Crimes Unit. In his first year with DCI, Bender has completed 18 officer involved critical incident reconstructions, along with reconstructions of several other violent crimes. Bender plans to continue to use his passion and experience for crime scene reconstruction to advance the department’s technical abilities and integration of forensic tools and advanced software for future investigations.

Mary Pyritz

Mary Pyritz

K9 Trailing – Missing Persons Search And Rescue

 

Mary has 20 years of canine trailing experience. Instructor/Evaluator for Law Enforcement Training Services -L.E.T.S. (K9 Partner Calvin - German Shepherd) 

Michael Marquardt

Michael Marquardt

What’s New in Forensic Mapping

Mike Marquardt retired as the supervisor of the Technical Reconstruction Unit from the Wisconsin State Patrol after 25 years of service. Mike began his career as a patrol trooper but was quickly drawn to the investigative nature of crash reconstruction, which became his passion. Mike was trained as a crash reconstructionist in 2002 and successfully completed the Accrediting Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) credentialing in 2004. Mike was a founding member of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Technical Reconstruction Unit in 2006 and has been the lead investigator or assisting investigator in over one thousand fatal crashes or crime scene forensic mapping cases.

 

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia, and a Master of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is a graduate of the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy and his education in the field of crash reconstruction includes numerous courses involving the investigation of pedestrian, bicycle, commercial motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes. His knowledge extends to the use of crush and kinetic energy in speed determination, crash data retrieval systems and more traditional investigative techniques used by police investigators.
 

Mike currently serves as the Applied Forensic Expert at Seiler Public Safety. He provides training and technical support to Seiler’s forensic customers. His job includes helping police agencies with their forensic mapping hardware/software purchases and training. He instructs how to integrate different mapping tools together into one diagramming and analysis program. Mike is a certified Trimble hardware and software trainer and focuses on making deliverables forensically sound and defendable in court. Mike provides support for all Seiler’s forensic solutions including total stations, scanners, GNSS, drones, and software.

Marty Keck

Marty Keck

Cracking The Case With Data

Cellphones In Investigations 101

Detective Martin Keck is a proven, experienced police detective working in the metro Milwaukee area.  With over seventeen years of law enforcement experience, ten of which he served as a detective and five years as a federally deputized task force officer investigating violent crimes in the metro Milwaukee area, Martin has worked hundreds of cases leading to convictions in state and federal court.  He has testified dozens of times in court, co-chaired jury trials in state and federal court and has testified as an expert witness.

 

Martin is certified in conducting forensic examinations of cell phones, as well as mapping cell tower data.  He has conducted nearly 500 forensic examinations of cell phones and mapped cell tower data from all of the major cellular service providers in over 100 investigations.

 

Martin has vast experience in the instruction of law enforcement officers, detectives and analysts. He has instructed hundreds of investigators throughout the United States.

Natan Carey

Nathan Carey

Detect More Evidence: Extend Your Search Beyond The Visible

 

Nathan Carey is a Technical Sales Specialist with Foster and Freeman. He began working there in September of 2022. Nathan previously worked at the Lake County Crime Laboratory in the Trace Evidence Section for four years. He completed casework in glass, paint, footwear, and fire debris. Additionally, Nathan assisted with crime scene examinations. He has a Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science from West Virginia University in 2018. Nathan was previously a member of the following organizations: International Association for Identification, Ohio Identification Officers Association, and the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists.

Phil Scanlan

Phil Scanlan

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Taylor Schabusiness Case Review 

Detective Phil Scanlan: 25 years of Law Enforcement, 14 years in investigations including Narcotics and Detectives. 

Rebecca Murdock

Rebecca (Beckie) Murdock

Create Connections: Grant Writing And Problem-Solving

 

REBECCA (Beckie) MURDOCK is the Deputy Director at the Center for Innovative Change (CIC). Since 2015 she provides leadership for daily operations and contributes to CIC’s training, facilitation, and consulting services. Over the past 30 years, she has garnered extensive expertise working at the international, national, federal, state, regional, and local levels to analyze, plan, develop, and implement specialized projects and training programs. Ms. Murdock has prior experience working as a visiting fellow at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Prior to that assignment, she was a program manager for the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College where she managed national training and technical assistance programs for law enforcement and tribal justice-related agencies. Beckie has been successfully writing for grant and cooperative agreement funding since 1996, having written and implemented programs totaling more than $50 million. Since 2001 she has peer reviewed state and federal grant applications, gaining insight into what funding agencies are looking for, which will be shared as part of her conference presentation.

Tiffany Ince

Tiffany Ince

Fire Scene Preservation and Considerations for a Fire Scene Examination

Special Agent (S/A) Tiffany Ince - Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the canine handler for ATF Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) Tutty. S/A Ince has been with DCI for 9 years and in law enforcement for 17 years.

Thomas Erdmann

Thomas Erdmann

What’s New in Forensic Mapping

Thomas Erdmann retired as the supervisor of the Technical Reconstruction Unit from the Wisconsin State Patrol after 31 years of service. He has been providing expert analysis of motor vehicle collisions and crime scene reconstructions since 1996. He is accredited by ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction). His career involved teaching crash related topics at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy and conferences throughout the country. Thomas was active in the State of Wisconsin’s Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) program, providing technical data to reduce the duration and impacts of traffic incidents. He provided technical expertise for the publication of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s “Emergency Traffic Control and Scene Management Guidelines” and “A Comparative Study of Trimble® Robotic and Non-Robotic Total Stations”. He also served as a forensic mapping expert for the Technical Reconstruction Unit, providing training and technical assistance with mapping equipment and principles. Thomas was responsible for researching and implementing new technologies to enhance criminal investigations as well as reducing crash scene closer times. He has formed a networking work group of state police crash reconstruction managers and host annual meetings.


Thomas received his Associated Degree in Police Science from the Waukesha County Technical College in 1989. He is a graduate from the Waukesha County Technical College Police Recruit Academy and the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy. He has attended numerous specialized crash and crime scene related training courses. Thomas has provided technical expertise in numerous crash reconstruction disciplines including speed analysis, occupant kinematics, pedestrian crashes, motorcycle crashes, time-distance relationships, lamp examination, crash data retrieval, forensic mapping, and more.

 

Thomas currently serves as the Applied Forensic Expert at Seiler Public Safety. He provides training and technical support to Seiler’s forensic customers. His job includes helping police agencies with their forensic mapping hardware/software purchases and training. He instructs how to integrate different mapping tools together into one diagramming and analysis program. Thomas is a certified Trimble hardware and software trainer and focuses on making deliverables forensically sound and defendable in court. Thomas provides support for all Seiler’s forensic solutions including total stations, scanners, GNSS, drones, and software.

Tina Gryszowka

Tina Gryszowka

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DNA 101 and Beyond: Paving the Pathway for New Technology

Tina Gryszowka is a Client Experience Specialist at DNA Labs International (DLI) and has spent over 15 years in the field of forensics since graduating with her bachelor’s degree in forensic science. In her current role at DLI she wears many hats, such as assisting with tracking rush cases through the lab, reviewing cases with the Genealogy Team and helping to onboard new clients and assess their needs in a case. Tina also travels throughout the US, helping to educate law enforcement by training them about the latest advancements in forensic technology and empowering them with the knowledge and the application to apply to their cases. Before joining DLI, Tina previously worked at MA State Police Crime Lab as a DNA analyst for 11 years and a Case management Supervisor for 4.

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