Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

"Co-operation and Justice"

Breaking the Ice on Cold Case Investigations

  • 10/23/2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10/24/2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Lenexa City Hall Event Space, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy. Lenexa, KS
  • 169


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Kansas Peace Officers Association District One 2023 Training

Breaking the Ice on Cold Case Investigations

October 23-24, 2023 8AM-5PM
Lenexa City Hall Event Space
17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS

These types of cases are some of the most difficult to solve, but also the most rewarding when they are solved, and you can give the victim the justice they deserve and their families some peace. The instructor for this program is a seasoned detective with decades of experience in the field of investigations. Below is a short list of what to expect when you attend.

Topics covered:

  • How to identify a viable cold case
  • How to prioritize and organize cold cases
  • Systematic review of your cold case
  • Forensic advancements & investigative tools for cold cases
  • Suspect identification and analytical workup
  • The witness/suspect interview process years after the crime
  • Family notification
  • Unidentified remains and the use of NAMUS
  • Examining mistakes that may have been made
  • Cold case reviews

Instructor Jen Spears

Jen Spears is currently a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she is assigned to the Violent Crimes Squad, investigating cold cases and homicides. 

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, 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 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.

You must be a KPOA Member to register.  Cost is $75.00 or $105.00 for non-members which includes $30.00 annual membership with the Kansas Peace Officers Association.   Online credit cards accepted.  Check payments should be made payable to the KPOA, P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201.

To join, visit Kansas Peace Officers Association - Join us (kpoa.org)  After your membership is approved, you will be able to register for this training.  If you encounter issues with joining or registering for this conference, please call or email us at 316-722-8433 or kpoa@kpoa.org.

Recommended Hotels:

SpringHill Suites Kansas City/Lenexa City Center
17190 West 87th Street, Lenexa, Kansas, USA, 66219

Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa City Center
Ryckert St, Lenexa, KS 66219 US

Event supported by the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office,  Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Ottawa Police Department, and the Lenexa Police Department.

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