20 hr. Death, Injury, Sexual Violence Scene for The First Responder-E. Moline
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $185
NOTE-the numerical number for the MTU4 Office was changed by the city, but the classroom is in the same physical location
Patrol officers are often the first responders on cases involving physical and sexual violence. The legal complexity of these cases requires special handling from the moment of arrival. This course is designed for officers and investigators with limited experience in handling cases of this nature. It provides a comprehensive examination of sex crimes, death scenes, suicide, and common injuries associated with violence, and addresses 4th Amendment considerations.
Participants will review highly graphic and intense materials from actual incidents, and gain insight to the motives of sexual perpetrators, including sexually violent juveniles. Common aspects of trauma and injury and related evidence will be explored, along with strategies for investigating deviant sexual behavior.
Upon Completion participants will be able to:
• Immediately secure and assess the crime scene
• Preserve the integrity of crime scene evidence
• Identify the 10 most common investigative pitfalls
• Understand the nature of deviant sexual behavior
• Distinguish between hanging and strangulation
• Identify cases of shaken baby syndrome
• Determine type and probable sources of wounds and other trauma
• Recognize thermal injuries and dental marks
• Assess blood evidence
• Estimate the time of death
THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC MEETING
THOMAS G. TITTLE is a retired Captain with the Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tittle became a member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 and was assigned to the Civil Division.
Since then he has held assignments within the following areas: Patrol Division, Street Crimes, Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Training Director, Community Relations, D.A.R.E. Officer, Drug Unit and Communications. Prior to the Juvenile Division, Captain Tittle was in charge of a District Station where he supervised uniformed patrol officers and a district detective. Additionally, he was on the S.W.A.T. for 13 years with his last assignment as a Team Leader.
During Captain Tittle’s tenure in investigations, he has investigated numerous major crimes, drug cases and property crimes, including, but not limited to: sexual assaults (children and adults), child abuse, robberies, suicides, death investigations, crimes against persons, and vice cases.
Captain Tittle holds an Associate of Arts degree from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.
He has attended numerous courses in Death Investigations, Sex Crimes, DEA School, Sniper school, SWAT courses and Domestic Relations. Captain Tittle is an adjunct instructor at the Central Florida Community’s Criminal Justice Institute where he has instructed firearms, driving, domestic violence, crisis intervention and interviews & interrogations techniques and crimes against the elderly.
Captain Tittle has had articles published in; The Florida Police Chief, American Police Beat and Inside School Safety and has self-published six law enforcement training manuals.