EVIDENCE STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT
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 one or 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.
Oak Forest Police Department
15440 S. Central Ave. Oak Forest, Illinois 60452
March 2-3, 2023 8:00am-4:00pm
Spokane County Sheriff Training Center
6011 N. Chase Rd., Newman Lake, WA 99025
April 6-7, 2023
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
7105 NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131
Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission
2300 W. Main St. Belleville, IL 62226
March 22-23, 2023
Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office - Training Academy
9225 S. 68th Street, Franklin, WI 53132
Puyallup Research & Extension Center
Hosted by: Puyallup Police Department
2606 West Pioneer Puyallup, Washington 98371
October 12-13, 2023
Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
1701 E. Main St., Urbana IL 61802
Comments from attendees:
"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."