2023 SEHIA ATTENDEE AND EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
2023 SEHIA ATTENDEE AND EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Jen is currently a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she is assigned to the Violent Crimes Squad, in the Orlando Regional Operations Center, investigating cold cases and homicides.
Jen began her career in law enforcement in July 1999, with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, where she started in a long-term undercover narcotics assignment as a student in high school. She served in a variety of assignments, most of it spent in criminal investigations, focusing on cold cases and violent crimes. Jen has collaborated with numerous agencies around the nation through her casework and has received several accolades for her accomplishments in cold case investigations.
Jen serves as a commissioner on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Advisory Commission, as well as on the National Advisory Board for ViCAP. She is an instructor with Advanced Police Concepts and Blue Shield Tactical Systems, teaching courses in Cold Case Investigations as well as Homicide Investigations.
Jen has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology and completed the Graduate Certificate program in Forensic Genetic Genealogy in October 2022 through the University of New Haven/Henry Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
She has a passion for organizing the best training available reaching the largest audience of law enforcement professionals.
Paige is a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in California. She has been assigned to the Homicide Bureau since 2003 and is responsible for reviewing unsolved homicides, sexual assaults, and missing/unidentified persons cases to find resolution.
She is the ViCAP Law Enforcement Manager for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and is the current Vice Chair of the ViCAP National Advisory Board. Paige also contracts with the Sacramento Police Department reviewing their unsolved homicide cases for their Cold Case Unit.
She has a Masters Degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Bachelors Degree in Science from the University of North Georgia.
Detective Sergeant Wolter began her career as a police officer in Flint, Michigan in 1982. She joined the Michigan State Police in 1986 and served over 32 years, retiring in 2018 as a detective sergeant. For 18 years, she worked homicides and violent crimes in the Special Investigations Section. From 2008 – 2017, Sally was the supervisor of the Kent Metro Cold Case Team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The team was recognized as one of the most successful multi-jurisdictional cold case teams in the country. She wrote several federal grants and developed the standard operating procedures and protocol for the team.
Under her supervision, the Kent Metro Cold Case Team solved 19 homicides and was instrumental in changing legislation in Michigan regarding DNA collection samples from inmates in correctional facilities. Sally holds an associate degree in Applied Sciences/Criminal Justice. She presents on the topic of cold case homicide and multi-jurisdictional team approach to law enforcement throughout the country. She is a member of the NIJ Cold Case Working Group who co-authored the manual, “National Best Practices for Implementing and Sustaining Cold Case Units”. She also co-authored the 2022 publication, “Homicide: Guidelines for Conducting Homicide Investigations, by Detectives, for Detectives.”
Joanna is a Medicolegal Death Investigator with the District 9 Medical Examiners Office since 2013. She is a board certified death investigator and a Fellow of ABMDI.
Since starting as a crime scene investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 2011 and then moving to the Medical Examiners Office, Joanna has had the opportunity to investigate numerous violent crimes in Central Florida, including the Pulse Nightclub shooting. She is interested in strengthening the professional bonds between law enforcement agencies and the local medical examiners office.
Brian is a Detective Lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police. He is currently the unit commander of a State Police Detective Unit, where he oversees homicide, narcotics, sexual assault, and white collar investigations.
Prior to being appointed unit commander, he conducted and supervised homicide investigations for nine years. He has been with the Department since 2006.
He has been recognized as an expert and aids other agencies with cell phone technology and mobile device forensics. Brian believes in training and networking as a force multiplier for law enforcement, and organizes annual training for Massachusetts homicide investigators. He has traveled around the country and overseas training law enforcement in the behavioral characteristics of hostile actors.
Brian has a Master’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Stonehill College.
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Jamie is the co-founder and owner of Bravo748 Military and Law Enforcement Speakers Bureau.
She is also the co-founder and President of Forging Forward, a foundation that provides services to military veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families across the USA.
Before retiring, Jamie was the Executive Director of a community mental health center in KY that served 11 counties and more than 70,000 clients.
She holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Jamie lives in Kentucky with her husband, loves visiting with her grandson Copper, and traveling across the beautiful USA.
Mark was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. In 1985, Mark began his Law Enforcement career with the Braintree Police Department and later transferred to the Amtrak Police Department, Boston District.
In 1993, Mark moved to Florida and continued his career with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, where he where he retired as a Patrol Sergeant, after 33 years of Law Enforcement experience. Mark was a Police Academy Instructor at Seminole State College.
Throughout his career, his positions and assignments include Peer Support Unit, Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Public Information Officer and in-service training Instructor.
During his career, Mark developed mental health issues and attempted suicide. He is very open speaking about these issues and his wellness.
Mark is a Co-founder of Protecting the Guardian. He is a Technical Advisor and Mental Health Liaison with In The Line of Duty Video’s, and a Member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers.
As an advocate for Law Enforcement Officer and First Responder Mental Health/Suicide Prevention/Wellness and Education, he has been a guest on radio, tv, podcasts, conferences, webinars, books and magazines. He has appeared in training videos, a music video and is a motivational speaker.
Denise grew up in mid-Michigan with her parents and three older sisters. She began her career in law enforcement in 1982 as a dispatcher and corrections officer for the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Department. In 1995, Bentley became a trooper for the Michigan State Police and was assigned out of recruit school to the MSP Lakeview Post.
While working as a trooper, Bentley also became a Field Training Officer, Department Recruiter, Background Investigator and a specialist in the investigation of the sexual abuse of children and adults. Bentley was a negotiator for the Emergency Support Team, a firearms instructor for the 119th Trooper Recruit School, an academic at Ferris State University and a board member for the Michigan Association of Hostage Negotiators. In 2002, Bentley was promoted to the MSP Rockford Post as a uniform sergeant where she worked as a supervisor for four years before becoming a detective sergeant.
As a detective sergeant, Bentley was also a member of the Kent Metro Cold Case Team and worked dignitary protection assignments with the US Secret Service. She was a member of the Kenty County Gun Board, the Muskegon County Child Abuse Council and served on Child Death Review Teams for both Kent and Muskegon counties. Bentley was a member of the homicide task force in Muskegon County and was recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for her work on multiple fraud investigations.
Bentley retired from the Michigan State Police in May 2020 and lives in Twin Lake, MI with her husband, Clark, who is a scuba instructor. Their son, Jordan, lives with his family in St. Augustine, FL. Bentley is an avid scuba diver and enjoys traveling with her family and friends.
Erin has been a detective with the Casselberry Police Department since 2012. Detective Carr began her career with Casselberry Police Department in 2008 and has worked in the uniform patrol division, criminal investigations, and as a traffic crash re-constructionist.
Detective Carr is a general assignment detective and has investigated a multitude of crimes including homicides. She frequently assists neighboring jurisdictions with their cases and believes information sharing, teamwork, and networking are the keys to solving violent crime.
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Tiffany is the current Coroner Investigative Forensic Supervisor for the Clark County Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supervisor Brown began her career with Clark County’s Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner in 2010. Hired as a Coroner Investigator, Tiffany quickly distinguished herself and was promoted to the position of Senior Coroner Investigator where she oversaw various shifts of the Investigative Unit.
She is a Registered Medicolegal Death Investigator and has investigated well over 2000 coroner’s cases. She has been nationally recognized for her role in the “1 October” mass shooting in Las Vegas and speaks nationally on their response to this incident. Tiffany serves as co-coordinator for the Coroner Training Academy, which is a locally sponsored investigator course including both classroom and field training.
Grimmett manages all unidentified human remains cases within Clark County, and has assisted in establishing national standards as a member of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) National Cold Case Working Group. Additionally, Tiffany actively participates in the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, the Trauma Intervention Program Advisory Board, and is the lead investigator for the Child and Infant Response (CAIR) Team. Tiffany is proactive in planning Mass Fatality Preparedness for Clark County’s Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner. She holds the status of Diplomat with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, is trained in psychological autopsy investigation, and a lifelong native of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Craig Beers began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in 2007 with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. After a few years on patrol, he pursued his goal to become a criminal investigator. Since 2011, Craig has been in investigations and specialized in investigating violent crimes. He was then assigned to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit, where he investigated homicides and suspicious deaths.
In 2015, Craig made the decision to advance his investigative experiences and pursued a career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He has worked a variety of high-profile cases since being employed with the FL Department of Law Enforcement, including officer involved shooting investigations, public integrity/corruption investigations, homicides, narcotics, and various multi-jurisdictional organized crimes. He is also a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Operations Team. Craig is currently assigned to the violent crimes squad, where he investigates homicides, cold case homicides, and robberies. Craig also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Bill is a native New Yorker with over 22 years’ experience as a Special Agent with the U.S. Government. Most of these years have been with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) working violent and general crimes. As a global organization, NCIS has afforded Bill opportunity to work investigations around the United States, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Recently, Bill transferred to the island nation of Singapore for three years where he worked alongside international federal police partners in India, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and Australia.
Now back in the United States, Bill is again focused on working major and violent crimes that effect our U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps members’ right here at home. Cold Case investigations have always and continue to be the cases that Bill is the most passionate about. In 2018, Bill served as a member on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Advisory Commission and in 2019 solved the first cold case for NCIS that utilized Genealogy.
Bill is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Joe Duncan is a detective with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office in Middle Tennessee. He began his law enforcement career in 2008 and has served in a number of areas. He served on the Crisis Negotiations Team for 10 years and resigned from the team as the team leader. Joe was a field training officer and currently serves in the Criminal investigation’s Division where he investigates property crimes. Joe is also on the Homicide Team where he investigates homicides and equivocal deaths. He teaches within the department and also trains new detectives.
Joe is a graduate of the National Forensics Academy Session 53, where he earned a certification in crime scene investigations. He continues to receive investigative discipline training in the areas of homicide, internal affairs, overdose deaths, cell phone forensics, blood stain patter analysis, shooting incident reconstruction, and more. He is a graduate of Faulkner University with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Justice Administration.
Steve Craig began his career at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in 2006. He started as a Patrol Officer on Midnight shift. He attended the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. After working almost four years as a Patrol Officer he was promoted to the Criminal Investigations Division.
From 2010-2013 he worked in the Family Crimes and Special Victims Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division. He was primarily responsible for working with cases of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Through his work he was able to speak at the 2013 Violence Against Women Hearings for the Tennessee Economic Counsel on Women to multiple members of the House of Representatives, Senators, Mayors and other Law Enforcement Agencies. His work in that year earned him the honor of being selected the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year.
In 2013 he was reassigned to the Property Crimes Unit in CID, where his duties fell to more property-based crimes, such as Aggravated Burglaries, Robberies and other miscellaneous crimes. That is also when he worked his first homicide case. Since then he has successfully investigated and prosecuted multiple homicides and violent crimes.
In 2018 Craig was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division. He now supervises a group of detectives, a federal grant for Domestic Violence, the Homicide Unit and is heavily involved with the training of new detectives.
Jack Ferrell is a seasoned law enforcement professional with a strong dedication to serving and protecting his community. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jack began his career in 2006 as a jailer for the Dickinson Police Department. Eager to make a greater impact, he transitioned to the role of a patrol officer in 2007, where he excelled in maintaining public safety.
In 2013, Jack seized an opportunity to expand his expertise and accepted a position with the Harris County Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy. Over the course of his tenure, he demonstrated exceptional skills in crime prevention, investigation, and community engagement. In recognition of his commitment to training and mentorship, Jack served as a Field Training Officer for three years, imparting his knowledge and experience to the next generation of law enforcement professionals.
In 2017, Jack's aptitude for solving complex cases led to his assignment to the Homicide Unit. With unwavering determination, he tackled a wide range of investigations, including suicide cases, infant deaths, aggravated kidnappings, officer-involved shootings, and murders. Jack's meticulous approach, combined with his ability to work collaboratively with various law enforcement agencies, ensured that justice was served.
A highlight of Jack's career came in 2021 when he successfully closed two challenging capital murder cases from 2019 that were committed by the same criminal street gang. Through close coordination with the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit and the FBI Multi Agency Gang Task Force, Jack secured six Capital Murder charges and four Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity charges. His outstanding work on these cases earned him the title of Deputy Investigator of the Year in 2021.
March of 2023 marked a new chapter in Jack's life, as he decided to retire from law enforcement to pursue personal interests. However, his passion for serving the men and women who continue to safeguard communities remains unwavering. As a board member, Jack looks forward to leveraging his experience and knowledge to support and advocate for his fellow law enforcement professionals.
Jamie Abercrombie has been a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) since 2015. Prior to that, she was a Narcotics Agent with the Cherokee Multi Agency Narcotics Squad for 2 years.
Abercrombie spent 8 years as a GBI field agent in Northeast Georgia, specializing in homicides, along with investigating officer involved shootings, child molestations and sexual assaults. Currently, she is assigned to the GBI's Cold Case Unit. She is also an understudy with the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship, and is also assigned as a Special Agent Profiler with the GBI'S Behavioral Science Unit, investigating unusual, bazaar and repetitive crimes.
She is an expert witness in interviews and interrogations, and teaches along with homicide investigations across the State of Georgia. Abercrombie is a recipient of the 2022 International Association of Chief's of Police Investigative Excellence Award and the GBI's Director's Award for the investigation of a murder by the CJNG Mexican Cartel.