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Operations and Best Practices

Systematic evidence storage duties are often assigned with little or no functional training.  The involved transactional procedures require efforts uncommon to other business type storage facilities. This two-day best practice seminar is designed for managing a professional evidence storage operation. Criminal prosecution efforts combined with an agency’s public reputation and simultaneously the careers of its Chief/Sheriff downwards to assigned custodians have repeatedly been irreparably damaged for failing to continuously and appropriately manage this assignment.

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

7105 NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131

September 4-5, 2024

League City Police Department

555 W. Walker Street  League City, TX 77573

October 14-15, 2024

Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
1701 E. Main St.,  Urbana IL 61802

November 14-15, 2024

Oak Forest Police Department

15440 S. Central Ave.  Oak Forest, Illinois 60452

Spring 2025

Coming Soon

Norman Police Investigations Center

1507 W Lindsey St,  Norman OK 73069

October 8-9, 2024

Hosted by: Puyallup Police Department

Puyallup Research and Extension Center Allmendinger Hall

2606 West Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98371

October 24-25, 2024

Spokane County Sheriff's Training Center

13033 W. SR 902     Spokane, WA 99224

Fall 2024

Coming Soon

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office - Training Academy

9225 S. 68th Street, Franklin, WI  53132

Spring 2025

Coming Soon

Hoffman Estates Police Department
411 W Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Spring 2025

Coming Soon

"Instructor's hands-on experiience in invaluable. Able to hold the class's attentionwhile being informative."

Cmdr. Patrick Curran, Oak Lawn (IL PD)

"Great supply of takeway reference material provided. Honest depiction of difficulty getting answers from authoritieslike prosecutor issues."

Propert Custodian David Scuito, Glen Ellyn (IL) PD

"This seminar exceeded my expectations. It was very i nformative. The instructor was passionate about the topic. He made a string effort to answer every question. I was engaged the entire time! Capt. Eric Relich, Mt. Pleasant (WI) PD

"The strongest feature of this seminar wasthe instructor's knowledge about the material being presented. The weakest feature was that On-Target is not more exposed in Wisconsin and would like to see more training like this in the state."

Dep. William Dale, Racine County (WI) SO

"Excellent instructor. Has fantastic grasp of of subject and is able to relate to real world experiences. Lotos of good information and helpful tips."

Sgt. Zach Grandon, Johnston (IA) PD

"Met and exceeded expectations. Will certainly assist in my duties. Quality presentation style: discussion, PowerPoint, visual examples."

Inv. Jack Haller, Norwalk (IA) PD

"Helping with what to do about evidence that has to be received to my department from a department we took over in a merger of 3 departments.
Larry Mobbs, Cahokia Heights (IL) PD

"Instructor was very knowledgeable and could break down explanations to help others understand how and why he recommended ways to make department evidence vaults better."  J. Laminack, Belleville (IL) PD

"This class brought up problems I didn't know I had and taught me how to resolve those problems."

Chief Derek Latimer, Clarence (IA) PD

"I really enjoyed attending a course with an instructor who has years and years of experience to relay for students/fellow law enforcement officers."

Deputy Derrick Gray, Cedar County (IA) SO

"I appreciate how everything was broken down so that everyone could understand. (The strongest features of this seminar were) understanding that we all come from different work backgrounds but tailoring the information to fit our different job needs."

Evidence Manager Jillian Proctor, McLean County (IL) SO

"Instructor was very knowledgable on subject and had a lot of real-life experiences he could use as examples. This is the second class I have been to  on this topic. The first one was done by another provider, but this class was much better."

Lt. Andy Schroeder, Freeport (IL) PD

"Great and very helpful. Great personal experience stories. Very knowledgable."

Property Room Manager Jaimee Alvis, Normal (IL) PD

"Very well spoken instructor, material was easy to understand. Discussion was very informative and Relevant. Lots of great information to take back to my agency. Thank you." Ofc. Nathaniel Carpenter, Pendleton (IN) PD

"Extremely knowledgable on the subject. Had relatable stories for topics of instruction."

Det. Andrew Richmond, North Vernon (IN) PD

"As a new evidence custodian I have learned a lot about operations and found new ideas to fix problems at my agency from previous administration."

Deputy/Evidence Custodian Michael McCowen, Pawnee County (OK) SO

"Great instructor. Very informative and easy to understand. I've taken all of his classes and recommend them to anyone in investigations.  Like always On-Target is top-notch!" Capt. Mike Sole, Sapulpa (OK) PD


"Learned a lot about the correct way to handle/store evidence. Clear instruction on how to PROPERLY. I really enjoyed that fact that questions were welcomed/repeatedly asked for." Sgt. Casey Lyons, Weleetka (OK) PD

"Very thorough and personable. I enjoyed listening to all the experiences related to the class. Very informative and to the point.  Every point in this class was followed with a personal/relatable everyday experience." Alexandria Martinez, Warden (WA) PD

"Very informative and wanted to be sure he covered the things that all class members were at the class to find out! Engaging and knowledgable instructor who make class entertaining as well as applicable to everyday evidence issues. Resources given are very helpful!"

Evid. Custodian Tess Howard, Iowa State University Public Safety

"Super knowledgable and passionate. Loved personal stories he shared and methods he has learned over the years. As a new evidence technician it was perfect to learn from. Ofc. Zach Nelson, Pella (IA) PD 

"Outstanding class! Best I've attended to date. Extremely knowledgable, friendly and helpful answering everyone's questions. Recommended to veteran and new evidence custodian professionals." CSO Joshua Dennis, Oak Park (IL) PD


"Excellent instructor with decades of experience and great communication skills. This enable him to show the practical application of the materials presented."  Evidence Property Custodian Nancy Rodarte, Aurora (IL) PD

"Very knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to help. Thank you!  The strongest feature was answering questions in a way to understand it easily."

Sgt. Rebecca Bragg, Mahomet (IL) PD


"Many years of experience. All the stories had value - whether it was just interesting or a lesson learned."

Evid. Custodian Gayle Young, Crystal Lake (IL) PD

"Helped me learn little safety issues that we wouldn't think about...learning industry standards. Tips and tricks from a veteran evidence guy."

Evid. Tech. Kelly Thatcher, Ogden City (UT) PD

"Great advice and future resource. Willing to discuss new ideas. Flexibility with procedures/methods/ Lots of options."

Evid. Clerk Crystal Oldewage, Grantsville City (UT) PD


"Great instructor. very knowledgeable and helpful. Infor provided was presented clearly/ Very helpful materials provided. Great examples given to explain points."

Evid. Tech. Priscilla Ipina, Bountiful (UT) PD

"Instructor delivered great examples with lots of valuable information. Personality and presentation is genuine and I learned a lot. Lots of stories with "how to" handle situations. Sandy Burkett, Buckley (WA) PD


"I learned a lot of information that will improve my department.; evidence intake/evidence storage system and policies.  Provided and illustrated, very well prepared. Obviously came from several years/decades of experience and work”.

Chief Jim Fouts, Onawa (IA) PD

“Thank you for the great class today. I appreciate the real world experience that you brought to the class. I think the class is going to give me a solid foundation on which to start out the right way and not have to try and break any bad habits”.

Nathan Sanow, Lead Evidence Tech., Ames (IA) PD

“Quality knowledge and experience on the topic”.

Sgt. Spencer Walton, Atlantic (IA) PD

"Great educator and teaching style. Very personable and has real world experience. Great information I can take back and inform my department."

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