Jen is an experienced homicide and cold case detective with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida. She has been a deputy since 1999, the majority of that time spent in criminal investigations serving in a variety of assignments. 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 also serves as a committee member on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Advisory Commission. She has a passion for organizing the best training available reaching the largest audience of law enforcement professionals possible.
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.
Melanie began her career with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in 2016 as a Deputy Sheriff after concluding her undergraduate and graduate studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Her educational path included an emphasis on Criminal Profiling, Criminal Analysis, and Forensic Science. In 2018, Melanie's career quickly accelerated, and she became a Field Training Deputy for the agency. In January 2021, Melanie accepted a position as a Detective with the Major Crimes Unit. Since then, she has embodied her education, entrepreneurial skills, and nursing background to bring forth a non-traditional approach to improving violent criminal investigations. She is also a proponent of networking and advocates building relationships to solidify investigative support, training, and enhancing collaborative efforts in the pursuit of justice for those who commit violent crimes.
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.”
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.
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.
Tiffany 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.
Tiffany 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.
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, where he is a Technical Advisor. He is a Mental Health Liaison with In The Line of Duty Video’s, a Board Member with International Public Safety Association, and Member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers. He is an Advisor and Consultant for Here for You Blue.
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.
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.
Vicki is the Director of Sales at Pedrotti’s Ranch, Helotes TX.
Prior to that, she had a 28 year career with Marriott International, starting as a Room Service Cashier, worked her way through F&B, to the Front Office, Reservations, Installation Training Manager, Front Office Manager and found her calling as an Event Manager in 2007.
Vicki's career started in Long Beach, CA and she has lived in Washington, DC; Boise, ID; Cleveland, OH; Tucson, AZ, as well as traveling the US and Canada for 5 years. She moved to San Antonio, TX to open the JW Marriott Hill Country and never looked back.
As a Senior Event Manager, she has planned programs from 20 people to 3,500 people. She achieved President’s Circle Award five years in a row, with only the top 5% in discipline achieving this within Marriott.
Vicki spent two years as a teacher for LA County School District, rejuvenating the Hotel/Restaurant Management program for HS students and at Risk Adults.
She has an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management and obtained her CMP (Certified Meeting Planner) designation with the Events and Industry Council.
Vicki has been involved with ILEA (International Live Events Association), AAHA (Alamo Area Hospitality Association), is a previous member of FBI Citizen’s Academy / Phoenix Sector and current member of the San Antonio Chapter.
She is a proud momma of a 12 year old son, 4 year old daughter, a doggo and new kitten. Vicki is a proud owner of the Green Bay Packers!!!!
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 Conty 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.
Jamie is the co-founder and President of Bravo748 Military and Law Enforcement Speakers Bureau.
She is also the 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 10 counties and 70,000 clients.
She holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association, Inc (SEHIA) is recognized by the IRS as a Public Charity under 509(a)(2) and is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The EIN is 81-1691819.