Homicide Investigations Seminar
June 1-2, 2022 0830 – 1630 hours
Santa Fe College Institute for Public Safety
3737 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

Accident Cleaners is proud to stand behind our local law enforcement. For years we have supported Law enforcement with programs, including scholarships for assorted training opportunities. We want to continue our “Thank You” for your service. We have teamed up with Advanced Police concepts to offer this two-day class with tuition paid by Accident Cleaners, focusing on advanced investigative techniques related to homicide investigations. This course is geared towards front line personnel, as well as, seasoned detectives. Everyone will learn something!

Topics

• Crime Scene Procedures regarding both Suspicious Deaths and Homicides
• Initial Scene Responsibilities, Canvassing & Immediate Leads
• Case Reviews of numerous types of Homicides, including Arson, Sexual Violence, and Robbery
• Crime Scene Accountability
• Victimology
• Medical-Legal Death Investigation (Victim I.D. / Time of Death / Injury Recognition)
• Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes
• Crime Scene Evaluation (Execution of the Walk-thru)
• DNA Review and Touch Evidence
• Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation
• Crime scene – what happens when you leave?

Qualifying

  1. Must be currently employed as a Full-Time Florida Law Enforcement Officer in one of the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Citrus, Columbia, Clay, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Madison, Marion, Manatee, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, Suwannee, Sumter, St. John, Taylor, Union, Volusia

Please Note

  1. Attendance is not transferable without approval by Accident Cleaners & Restoration.
  2. If you are unable to attend the class proper notification by email to
    [email protected] is required no later than 48 hours before class start, otherwise you may be ineligible to enter future scholarships of fully paid trainings.
  3. Class is limited to 40 attendees per class.

By filling out the entry form you are registered to attend. Please ensure you have your supervisor approval before entering.

Meet your instructors

Captain Mike Schentrup retired in 2021 as a Bureau Commander for the Gainesville (FL) Police Department, where he had worked for almost 25 years. The majority of his career was spent in investigative units, including major case detective, gang and burglary unit sergeant, and ultimately the division commander for detectives. Captain Schentrup has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Sociology, with an emphasis on Criminal Justice and attended both the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police’s, Leadership in Police Organizations course.

Over 10 years of investigative training experience, with emphasis on Major Case Detective development courses, such as Sexual Assault Investigations, Interview and Interrogation, and Homicide. Accomplished webinar and online instructor/ speaker. Specializes in assisting law enforcement agencies in developing a culture of trauma informed response to sexual assault. Conference speaker on a variety of topics, including leadership and sexual assault response.

Jen Spears is an experienced homicide and cold case detective with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida. She has been a deputy since 1999, the majority of that time spent in criminal investigations serving in a variety of assignments. She has been working homicides and cold cases since 2005. Jen has collaborated with numerous agencies around the nation through her casework and has received several accolades for her accomplishments in cold case investigations. Jen also serves as a commissioner on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Advisory Commission. She is the President of the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association (SEHIA) She has a passion for organizing the best training available reaching the largest audience of law enforcement professionals possible.

Jen was selected to serve on the National Review Board for ViCAP as well as a board member for Project: Cold Case. Since solving a 1984 cold case using investigative genetic genealogy in 2019, Jen serves as the Director of Law Enforcement Investigations for Innovative Forensic Investigations.