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August 28-30, 2013 3 Days (24 hrs) - Shooting Incident Reconstruction Course

Shooting Incident Reconstruction Course

August 28-30, 2013 3 Days (24 hrs)
Instructor: Michael G. Haag []

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Criminalistics Laboratory
11890 Sunset Drive, Olathe, Kansas 66061

This 3-day course is designed for Crime Scene Investigators, Criminalists, Firearm Examiners, ID Techs and Crime Scene/Homicide Detectives. This course has frequent LIVE-FIRE components to it! You will see exactly how the evidence at shooting scenes is generated.

The course will cover: practical, hands-on trajectory measurement techniques and comparison of known impact angles to measured angles in walls, cars, other objects and materials; training in correct usage of trajectory analysis equipment (rods, lasers, protractors, and more); a review of the small arms ammunition and projectile design characteristics critical to shooting reconstruction; a review of common questions and issues in shooting incidents (with numerous case illustrations); instruction in shooting incident investigation and reconstruction procedures; the properties of specific terminal ballistic events (shot sequence, direction of fire, etc.); examination of the projectile penetration, perforation, and deflection characteristics of: sheet metal, glass, wall materials, wood, tires, and more!; laboratory examination of recovered bullets from a reconstructive standpoint – and more.

For more information on: class content, student-supplied class materials, certificates, testing and other matters, please follow this link to a background PDF/class announcement and follow its instructions.  Or, contact

Ryan M. Rezzelle, MFS, CSCSA
Supervisor, Crime Scene Investigation Section
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Criminalistics Laboratory
11890 S. Sunset Drive     Olathe, KS 66061
(W) 913-826-3268   (C) 816-210-5433   Fax 913-826-3286