Clandestine Grave and Concealed Forensic Evidence: HRD K9 Training / March 9-11, 2018
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Our Cadaver Dog Training Workshops are held on the campus in Cullowhee, North Carolina. The workshops are offered in cooperation with the Forensic Osteology Research Station and the Emergency and Disaster Management Program at WCU.
These land-based workshops allow participants to work search areas including grassy
fields, mountainous terrain, urban environments, buildings, and vehicles. Participants
will have the opportunity to work a wide range of source materials; including the
ability to expose their dogs to full body decomposition in the Forensic Osteology
Research Station (FOREST).
Clandestine Grave and Concealed Forensic Evidence: HRD K9 Training
March 9-11, 2018 | $400 per handler w/ 1 dog
Law Enforcement/EDM Observer option (without a dog) available
Many missing persons and homicide victims are often buried or otherwise located in
concealing contrivances. Additionally, criminal justice personnel have the need for
assistance in “cold cases” when dealing with older human decomposition. This course
will focus directly on the training of K9s and handlers in the search and recovery
of clandestine graves and as well as other locations of concealing human forensic
evidence. Exposure to large source will also be provided. See Schedule
Requirements: K9 should be at least 6 months old and have a final response at least in the developmental
Lead Instructor: Dr. Lisa Briggs M.P.A.; M.S.; and Ph.D. (See Bio)
Lead Instructor: Edwin Grant (See Bio)
HOTELS: Pet-friendly accommodations are available at the Quality Inn in nearby Sylva. Their number is 828-586-3315. New Pet-friendly rooms are also now available at the University Inn Motel (less than 5 minutes from campus). For reservations, please call 828-293-5442. ROOMS FILL QUICKLY DURING PEEK SEASON so please make your accommodation arrangements as soon as possible.
COTTAGES: (Seasonal Availability) - Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages offers our thirteen historic one and two bedroom cottages, in a lovely village setting, to WCU for their Cadaver Dog training programs. All cottages are Fido-friendly, have fully outfitted eat-in kitchens, king beds, linens/towels/housekeeping, fresh roast organic coffee, privileges at Franklin Health and Fitness, wood burning fireplaces, and large covered porches with swings and rockers. Visit www.mountainbrook.com or call for reservations: 828-586-4329.
MEALS: Registration includes lunches