General Forensics Instructors
Mr. Foster is on the FBI Evidence Response Team, Charlotte, NC. Buren has many years of experience in both professional photography and crime scene photography. He teaches surveillance photography at the FBI academy at Quantico VA and is the lead forensic photographer for the FBI in North Carolina. He has done forensic photography assignments in Baghdad, Iraq and with the FBI Miami Division. His experience includes crime scenes, plane crashes, homicides, body recovery and terrorism type cases.
“Bernie” teaches: Basic Crime Scene Photography
Ross is co-author of the text Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, With an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction, 2nd Edition and author of Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation. He is certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst. Gardner holds a Master’s degree in Computer and Information Systems Management from Webster University, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University and an Associate’s degree in Police Science from Central Texas College. He is a former President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (RMABPA) as well as the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) and has serviced as Chairman of the Education Committee for the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). He is a current member of the FBI Scientific Workgroup on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN).
Ross teaches: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Mr. Jackson has more than 20 years experience in the field of forensic science as a forensic investigator, consultant and instructor. He has been a forensic science instructor at CPCC for eight years. Jackson is a retired United States Air Force officer who served as the Air Force’s regional forensics consultant for the Pacific Northwest as well as chief of forensic sciences for Northern and Southern Europe. While in Europe, Jackson also was a forensics consultant to New Scotland Yard and a visiting instructor at Oxfordshire Police Training Center, Oxford, England. He has also served as chief of Disaster Preparedness for the Air Force and as a special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigation. Jackson is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and was recognized as one of the top professors at CPCC when he was selected as the college’s first Ed O’Herron Fellow.
Calvin teaches: Basic Crime Scene Academy
Jack is a Fire Consultant with Rimkus Consulting Group in Charlotte, NC. He is a Certified Fire Investigator with the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission and a Licensed Private Investigator with the North Carolina Board of Private Protective Services. He has served as a Fire Investigator with the Charlotte Fire Investigation Task Force where he has investigated and determined the origin and cause of more than 1100 fires to include commercial structures, residential structures, and vehicles. He has completed numerous educational seminars and continuing education courses in the field of fire investigation. Jack has been qualified and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings. He has more than 16 years of combined military and public safety experience. He also has extensive experience as a Firefighter and Fire Captain in fire suppression operations and is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
Jack is Lead instructor for: Basic and Advanced Fire Investigations
Johnny is a retired Deputy Director of the City-County Bureau of Identification in Raleigh, NC and is an I.A.I. Certified Latent Print Examiner. He has also worked for the FBI and the NC State Bureau of Investigation. He has been a latent fingerprint examiner for the past 26 years and has over 37 years of fingerprint experience. He has been a fingerprint instructor for the past 30 years and has trained hundreds of students in the science of fingerprints.
Johnny teaches:Latent Palm Print Comparison
With both her bachelor and master degrees in Child Development, Lisa Mayhew has worked as a child development specialist in North Carolina since 1992. She has provided direct therapy services to children, as well as providing consultation and training within North Carolina and across the US in areas related to child development. She specializes in the 0-3 year population, children with special needs and interdisciplinary collaboration. Lisa has served as the Child Death Investigator/Trainer for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner since 2000 conducting investigations of child deaths statewide, and providing assistance in investigations to local and state agencies. In addition, Lisa operates the Child Death Investigation Training Program in conjunction with the North Carolina Justice Academy to local and state law enforcement agencies across the US.
Lisa teaches: Child Death Investigations
Don is currently the Chief of the Firearms Branch at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory in Atlanta, GA. He is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Firearms Branch. Some of his functional duties include setting work goals and priorities; overseeing quality assurance procedures; performing personnel management and administrative tasks; establishing, maintaining and implementing training programs and work protocols and providing budgetary information. He is also responsible for supporting all investigative elements within the Department of Defense. His duties and responsibilities include the examination of firearms, ammunition and ammunition components; microscopic examination of questioned bullets, cartridge cases and toolmarks; restoration of obliterated serial numbers; distance determinations and the examination of security devices. He prepares detailed written reports and testifies as to the findings in judicial proceedings as an expert witness. Don has instructed over 480 various law-enforcement/criminal justice and forensics courses over his professional career.
Don teaches: Basic Shooting Reconstruction
Greg is an attorney and senior agency legal specialist at the North Carolina Justice Academy where he specializes in criminal law and procedure, search and seizure, use of force, law enforcement risk management, police canine issues and a number of other criminal law issues. Rodgers received his Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law and is a member of the NC State Bar, NC Police Attorneys’ Association and NC Sheriffs’ Association.
Greg co-teaches: Basic Crime Scene Academy