California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
This 5-day (40-hour) course provides essential information for examiners of tire impression evidence who write reports and testify about their observations and conclusions. Basic tire construction and manufacturing, as it assists in the evaluation of class characteristics, is addressed. Class characteristics related to noise treatments are explained. Tire wear and random individual characteristics, which enable stronger associations of a tire, are discussed. Students will conduct numerous exercises and case examinations. Exercise results will be discussed to teach and re-enforce fundamental examination methodology and observations. These discussions will provide experience with a variety of types of examination results and the reporting of those results. Hands-on experience with creating exemplary impressions of tires will be included, as will information about retread tires, tire databases and other resources.
Lesley Hammer/Hammer Forensics
Lectures, practical exercises, critiques, discussions, and examination.
To gain familiarity with principles, techniques and systematic practices used for the collection, recovery, preservation and examination of tires, tire track, and tire impression evidence.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.