William Burnham, Jr.
Death Scene Awareness Project

Proudly Presents

Death Scene Reconstruction
Sequence of Events

May 10, 2018

Designated MAGLOCLEN Training Session
Course certificate provided to all attendees

This course has been approved for credit hours of continuing education by the Pennsylvania Coroners' Education Board under the provisions of Act 22 of 1988.

* "This course has been approved for four (4) hours of continuing education by the Pennsylvania Coroners' Education Board under the provisions of Act 22 of 1988." As the person requesting approval of these courses, it is incumbent upon you to notify the "provider" that the course has been approved and therefore should include the statement stipulated above. We urge those who wish to have courses approved for credit by the Coroners' Education Board to please allow a minimum of three months for processing.

Meet Our Renowned Instructors

Michael Knox B.S, M.S

Death Scene Reconstruction/ Emphasis on Sequence of Events

President and Chief Forensic Consultant
Knox Associates

A recognized expert in the field of incident reconstruction, Mike brings with him over fifteen years of experience in law enforcement as a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida. Mike has investigated over 5,000 crime scenes, over 350 death cases. Mike is a certified crime scene reconstructionist by the International Association for Identification and is also fully accredited as a traffic accident reconstructionist from the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the International Association for Identification, and the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.

Mike is an active instructor in forensic investigations and has taught for the U.S. Department of State.

Fran Chardo

The ABC's of Testifying

District Attorney
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Fran has practiced law For 23 years and is one of only 19 board certified criminal trial advocates in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since 1994,Fran is District Attorney of Dauphin County. Commanding an office with 30 prosecutors and 12 Detectives. He has personally prosecuted thousands of cases and personally tried over 135 jury trials.

Chief Darrell Reider

First Officer Duties/Responsibilities

Police Chief
Swatara Twp Police Department
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Chief Reider is the Police Chief of Swatara Twp in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Previously Chief Reider was the Lieutenant in charge of Criminal Investigation for Swatara Twp. He has served as a member of the Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team and a Field Training Officer. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, he also served as a member of the Dauphin County Child Abduction Response Team, was a Certified Polygraph Examiner, and completed a myriad of specialized trainings and certification programs to include POSIT, Child Fatality Investigations, Forensic Child Abuse Investigation, AWIRE wire-tap, Hostage Negotiations through the FBI, Homicide Investigation, and Advanced Interviewing and Interrogation. Chief Reider has been a member of the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team as a Hostage Negotiator since 2006.

Matt McFadden

On Scene Preservation of Digital Evidence

Director of Training - Open Text

Certified Forensic Security Responder

17 yr Veteran Sgt /Supervisor Digital Technology Crime Team Clovis California PD

Expert Witness/ State and Federal Courts

Commendations from US Attorney General / California Attorney General\

His casework featured in New York Times and People Magazine

His casework showcased on CNN and Oxygen's show "Snapped"

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The Death Scene Awareness Project holds a yearly symposium for the death investigation community. This symposium will provide speakers who will present cutting edge information and will also provide a place where death investigation professionals can come together, network, and promote an exchange of ideas.

The Awareness Project understands that in today's economy it is often necessary for those who carry out death investigations such as forensic labs, police departments, and medical examiners to work with limited financial resources and budgets that are being cut. These cuts put them in a difficult position when it comes to the affordability of ongoing training. Recognizing that reality, the symposium that we present will be offered at a greatly reduced cost to the death investigation community. We believe that every person who would like to attend and learn should be able to do. We believe this will allow a department to send as many people to the symposium as they would like to and in doing so this will strengthen our death investigation community.

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