Institute of Law and Public Policy Seminars

Available Seminars

The following list of seminars are being offered by the Institute for Law and Public Policy. To read more information about the courses below, click the seminar title to expand the corresponding tab. You may register online to attend.

Please note that effective with our August 2018 series of seminars, the Institute will no longer seek approval for CLE course credits in West Virginia and Ohio, nor will the Institute report CLE credits to West Virginia and Ohio.

NOTE: In the event that seminars have to be canceled due to constantly changing pandemic issues, registrants will be notified of the cancellation and will obtain a full refund.

Law Enforcement Seminars

Crime Scene Investigation

Date: April 4, 2022 through April 8, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Seminar Location: Bucks County Law Enforcement Training Center, 1760 South Easton Road Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 340-8417

Crime Scene Investigation
April 4-8, 2022 at the
Bucks County Law Enforcement Training Center

There will also be a University Certificate in Applied Forensic Sciences awarded to those that complete this course. Possessing this certificate is a great aid when testifying in court, and demonstrates that you are trained and proficient in forensic sciences.

This course has been approved for either initial certification training hours, or Continuing Education/Professional Development credits for recertification by The IAI Crime Scene Certification Committee.

**Course taken through CalU can be used towards credits for their Legal Studies Master's Degree with certain conditions

MPOETC CLEE approved

Each day of training will include a hands-on session in a different forensic discipline. All supplies will be provided.

The training will consist of five days:

  • Day One: Crime Scene Processing, scene approach, management, trace and impression evidence; with hands-on exercises in casting footwear impressions as well as tool-mark impression creation and collection through casting
  • Day Two: Latent Prints, scene and lab processing; with hands-on exercises in the location and collection of latent prints on numerous surfaces with different techniques, collection of elimination prints, cyanoacrylate fuming and more
  • Day Three: Forensic Photography, equipment, techniques, digital imaging
  • Day Four: DNA, Touch DNA, presumptive testing, collection; with a hands-on exercise in presumptive tests as well as collection of biological substances and Touch DNA collection
  • Day Five: Death Investigation, and Blood Spatter with a hands-on Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Evidence

The entire week to include the University Certificate from California University of PA is just $495.
A 10% discount is offered if an agency sends 3 or more people and 20% if 5 or more attend.

The course is taught by Detective Sgt. Brian Kohlhepp an active instructor and practitioner in forensics and criminal investigation.

For further information contact the course instructor - Brian Kohlhepp (kohlhepp@calu.edu)