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The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators

presents the 2019 Annual Conference:

TALI:  Meeting the Challenge, Making a Difference

 


Betsy James Cooper

Forensic Art as an Aid to the Investigator

General Session Friday, July 19th

 

Betsy James Cooper is an artist that provides forensic pathology in San Antonio, TX. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She developed a unique curriculum for her forensic studies coordinated through the Health Science Center and involving several other Universities. Her studies ranged from Forensic Pathology and Anthropology to Criminal Investigation.  In 1987, the Bexar County Forensic Science Center contracted Betsy James Cooper’s services to assist in the identification of their John Doe cases. To release this information to the public, Cooper published a monthly column titled “Unidentified Person”.  Over the years Cooper has performed a variety of art services to aid in the apprehension of criminal offenders.  Some of these services include composite drawings, 2-D facial reconstructions, 3-D reconstructions, age progressions of wanted fugitives and image enhancement.  Cooper’s artwork has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.  She has worked with “Unsolved Mysteries” and her cases have been featured on “America’s Most Wanted” and the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”Today Cooper’s services are utilized as an aid to the Investigator in the following manner:  In locating Missing Persons, In Identifying Skeletal Remains, To Recognize and Identify Suspects, Conviction of Criminal Offenders, Post Mortem Image Enhancement for Identification Purposes and Creating Age Progressions to Locate Fugitives and Missing Persons.


 

Duane Collins, MSI

Hostile Work Environment Investigation turns to Sexual Harassment- A Case Study

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

Duane Collins, MSI - Co-founder of LINUS Investigations & Consulting.  Duane has over 30 years of law enforcement experience which began with the United States Air Force and the San Antonio Police Department.  For over 20 of those years he has served as a criminal investigator with the US government in positions ranging from special agent, supervisory special agent, regional division chief, special agent in charge, to divisional deputy director.  He has extensive experience in counterintelligence and insider threat investigations, many of which he conducted as part of the US intelligence community.  Throughout his career, he has conducted and overseen the full spectrum of felony-level investigations to include internal affairs, integrity, administrative investigations, and crime scene processing.   Duane holds a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance with national security-scope polygraph.


 

Joanna Collins, MFS (Colonel, USAFR)

Anatomy of a Child Sexual Assault Case

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

 

Joanna Collins, MFS (Colonel, USAFR) - Founder of LINUS Investigations & Consulting.  Joanna has over 22 years of experience as a criminal investigator with the US government and has served in positions ranging from special agent, regional forensic consultant, forensics program manager, supervisory special agent, special agent in charge, to regional deputy director, and regional director.  She has served as a forensics expert for over 15 years in her law enforcement career and has trained US and foreign government agencies in crime scene processing and forensic investigative skills.   During part of her time as forensic program manager, she was the final review authority for all death cases, sexual assault cases, and child sexual assault cases.  Additionally, she is a seasoned expert in child forensic interviewing and has trained government investigators in that skillset.  She has worked as an expert consultant in forensics in the private sector for over eight years.  She is recognized as an expert witness and has testified in that capacity at the state and federal level.  Joanna holds a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance with national security-scope polygraph.


 

Colm Keane

Types of Licenses to Carry Firearms

Pre-Conference Seminar Wednesday, July 17th

 

 

Colm Keane has successfully represented people from all walks of life accused of everything from traffic violations to high-level felonies.  He is a former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney with a breadth of jury trial experience involving both misdemeanors and felonies.  Colm has worked on many cases resulting in not guilt verdicts, dismissals, or significant reductions for his clients, including Driving While Intoxicated, drug crimes, thefts, and assaults.   Additionally, Colm has worked as a member of defense teams representing clients accused of murder.  Colm has also helped many clients clear their records of past mistakes by obtaining expunctions and orders of non-disclosure throughout Texas.  During his career, Colm has worked on criminal defense, family law, and various civil cases.
Colm was born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas, and attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory before earning his B.S. in Print Journalism from Texas State University.  After a brief stint as a journalist, he enrolled at South Texas College of Law.  During his time at South Texas College of Law, Colm took part in several mock trial tournaments and was a finalist in the 2010 Summer Trial Academy.  Colm was admitted to the Texas bar in 2013, and began working as a prosecutor with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office.  He then entered private practice as a criminal defense and family trial lawyer with Krieger & Tillinger.  Colm has received multiple Lead Counsel Ratings and is a member of the Texas Criminal Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, and Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  Colm’s combination of prosecutorial and defense experience makes him effective at evaluating all criminal charges from every angle, resulting in great results for his clients.


 

Mark Gillespie, TCI

Human Trafficking, CMECI Certification & Private Investigators

PreCon Thursday, July 18th

and

How to Prepare Successful Investigation and Operation Briefings

General Session Friday, July 19th

 

 

Mark Gillespie is President of Gillespie Security and Investigations located in Austin, Texas. With 34 years of investigative and forensic science experience and a master’s degree in forensic science from George Washington University, Mark combines extensive first-hand field experience with cutting-edge forensic technical expertise. Mark spent a career as a special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) where he commanded a number of OSI investigative units in the U.S. and overseas. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Mark became the Director of Forensic Science for the Austin (Texas) Police Department where he was responsible for directing and managing the department’s Forensic Science Division (Crime Laboratory). Mark has the distinction of introducing forensic science to St. Edwards University (SEU) (Austin, Texas) in 2002 which led to the creation of their forensic science undergraduate degree program. Mark served on the SEU faculty where he was an Instructor of Forensic Science, crime scene investigation and criminal investigation. In 2016 Mark created the Texas Institute of Investigation (TII) offering PI training and continuing education. Mark is a past president of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, TALI (2012-2014) and TALI Board member (2007-2012). Mark currently serves at TALI’s School Director. Mark is the Region 4 Director for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS). Mark is licensed in Texas, Alabama and Louisiana and is a member TALI, FALI, CALI, FAPI, LPIA, NCISS, NAIS, INTELLENET, WAD, ASSIST.


 

 

M. Randall Hicks

Legislative Update

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

 


 

Brian Ingram

Court Wifi and Social Media Misconduct of Juries

General Session Friday, July 19th

 

 

Brian K. Ingram worked in Texas law enforcement for a little over 12 years in progressive ranks to include Chief of Police.  Brian has owned and operated Consulting Investigation Services for 21 years and specializes in Digital Forensics, Cyber Investigations, Major Case Criminal Defense and Catastrophic Event Investigations. (Mass Casualty Non-State Actor Events) Brian was the first to codify a standard methodology for Email Tracing and OSINT investigations, back in 1998 and still teaches those techniques today.  Brian has been a featured speaker at training conferences all over the United States, Canada and Europe teaching digital forensic investigations, cyber investigations and electronic evidence exploitation.  Brian has been a court accepted expert in various state and federal courts throughout the United States and England.


Hollie Mulhaupt

Medical Clues: Don't Overlook them in your Investigations

General Session Friday, July 19th

 

Hollie Mulhaupt spent the first 20 years of her career focused on people in health crisis by working as an RN and Critical Care Nurse in Greater Austin Emergency rooms and Intensive care units.
She has worked at all levels of the rank and file, from a staff nurse to the director of nursing  for a staffing agency. She is also a Registered Massage Therapist, EMT and CPR instructor.
In 2003, using her skills and knowledge in human anatomy, chemistry, health and wellness she created an all natural skincare company (Texas Natural Supply) that creates formulations, manufactures white label products and supplies raw natural materials for companies in the natural skincare market.
In 2012, Hollie got involved in the Travis County disable parking enforcement program. Seeing the potential for a unique blend between law enforcement and health care she acquired her Associated Degree in Applied Science - Law Enforcement, completed the BPOC and passed the Texas State test to be a licensed peace officer with the goal of becoming a Reserve Deputy for Travis County.  She also obtained her level II, III, IV and Personal Protection Officer security registration.
In August 2015, before she could become commissioned as a peace officer, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation.
After her recovery, she decided to pursue the investigative side of law enforcement and become a private investigator.
In April 2019, Hollie acquired her Texas Private Investigation License and has been an active Member of TALI since June of 2018.
As a Registered Nurse, she is also a Legal Nurse Consultant and a member of AALNC (American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants)  
Hollie's company, Mulhaupt Investigation Services, blends her cumulative knowledge of law enforcement and medicine for an investigation company that focuses and specializes on the health and medical aspects of investigations.  Hollie is currently a Texas Notary, Process Server and Paralegal and manages ATX Process Service as a complement to her investigation business.
She is actively involved in fostering a healthy relationship between citizens and law enforcement and serves as the Executive Board Director for Travis County Sheriffs Office Citizens Academy Alumni Association.


 

Keith Oakley

Legislative Update

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

 


 

Tim O'Rourke

Principles of Protection Services

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

 

Tim O’Rourke is president of The Grafton Group, based in Tampa, Florida. Tim has more than 30 years’ experience in conducting and directing the protective and investigations needs of businesses. His practice areas include major fraud investigations, internet crimes, financial crimes, asset searches, product counterfeiting, due diligence and workplace violance. Prior to founding The Grafton Group, Tim served both domestic and multi-national corporations with their protective and investigative needs for twenty-years. During this period Tim was also appointed by the Florida Commissioner to serve as an advisor to the regulatory body which oversees private investigators from 2005-13. Prior to that Tim was selected to assist the DOL with a post 9-11 training curriculum. Tim has also served as president of the third largest PI Organization in the US, Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI). Under Tim’s leadership FALI has doubled its size and is on track to become the nations second largest Private investigators association in the United States. Tim has hand picked from his network, the most experienced practitioners and courtroom tested specialists/experts in the forensic and private investigative field nationally to serve you.


 

Dennis Parker

Pre-Conference:  Defeating Deception in Interviews

Pre-Conference Thursday, July 18th

 

 

Dennis Parker brings a unique perspective to the understanding of investigative interviewing because of his diverse experience in law enforcement and insurance fraud investigation.  Dennis has more than 18 years of law enforcement experience from the municipal to the federal level.  He also graduated from several law enforcement training academies and other training courses designed specifically for police or investigative interviewing.  Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville Texas in 1985.
Dennis also has more than 10 years experience investigating and managing insurance fraud programs.  The validity of a suspicious claim is usually determined after in-person interviews or a more structured Examination-Under-Oath (EUO).  During those years Dennis conducted more than 1200 EUOs and interviews of claimants suspected of insurance fraud. The majority of those interviews were in the presence of the suspect’s attorney.
Dennis’ work experience includes 5 years as a police officer in and around Houston Texas and 13 years in the United States Air Force as an NCO and Commissioned Officer.  As an Air Force OSI special agent, Dennis led a group of federal investigators tasked with investigating felony criminal, major fraud and counter-intelligence cases.  His investigations included child abuse and child homicide investigations, one of which is highlighted in his 8 hour course.
Dennis has provided classes to law enforcement, Children’s and Adult’s Protective Services, Probation departments and insurance investigators for more than 8 years. He has also been a conference speaker at the annual Texas Adult Protective Services conference in San Antonio Texas for there years.


Steven Rambam

Pre-Conference:  OSINT

Pre-Conference Thursday, July 18th

 


Steven Rambam is the founder and CEO of Pallorium, Inc., a licensed Investigative agency and security services provider. Since 1981, Pallorium's investigators have successfully closed more than 10,000 cases worldwide, ranging from homicide and death claim investigations to missing person cases to the investigation of various types of sophisticated financial and insurance frauds.
Steven is also the host of a new reality network television show based in New York and Texas and a weekly radio show.
Steven Rambam has lectured on topics ranging from "the location of missing persons", to "the criminal use of false identification", to "foreign investigations", to "war crimes and the pursuit of war criminals". Steven's keynote lectures, "Privacy Is Dead - Get Over It" and "International Investigations", have received worldwide recognition including a "Speaker of the Year" award.
Steven is a recognized SME on the topics of “Computer-Aided Investigation”, “Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)”, "International and Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation" and “Digital Officer Safety” and he provides regular instruction on these topics to private and governmental agencies.
Steven holds the "CFE" board certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, the "CPP", "PSP" and "PCI" board certifications from ASIS International, the "CSAR" certification from the International Association of Asset Recovery Specialists and the "CFCS" certification from the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.
Steven is a member of FOI (Founding Member), WAD (Life Member), NAIS (Life Member), ION, AIIP, NCISS (fmr. National Board Member), BOMP (Founding Member), CII (Certified), COIN, IJI, IOA, TALI, FALI, CALI (PCI), ACFE, ASIS, ACFCS, IWWA, ALDONYS (fmr. Board Member and Regional Director), SPI (fmr. VP and Board Member) and other investigative, law enforcement and security associations.
Steven has been a licensed Investigator and Security services provider in Texas for more than 35 years and a TALI member for 20 years.
For more information and contact details: www.pallorium.com and www.stevenrambam.com.

The "Golden Age of Open Source Intelligence" has ended. Within the past month Facebook has closed Graph searches, LinkedIn has put their Advanced Search behind a paywall, Twitter has downgraded geo-coding of Tweets, free PIPL has shut down, a nationwide free VIN search used by many Investigators is now password protected, ALPR access is in flux, "monthly minimums" are on the rise and the trend to close access to valued OSINT sources continues across the board.
Do you have the OSINT skills to adapt? Do you know the backdoors and the alternative sources and methods that will allow you to replace this disappearing data?
OSINT searching and hacking is a critical - in fact, irreplaceable - skill for investigative professionala. The OSINT landscape changes at a rapid rate and constant ant training and updating of skills is a must.
Do not mistake this seminar for the sort of "you-need-to-earn-CEs" fluff taught by people who have never worked as Investigators or in the field. This seminar has been developed by investigative professionals for investigative professionals and consists of hand-on "weapons familiarization" to address real-word situations. If you are an Investigator or Law Enforcement Officer, or undercover operative, or if you work in any type of physical or cyber/IT security function or routinely conduct risk management or due-diligence activities, this is a "must attend" event.
More than half of this seminar has been updated and/or reverified within the past 60 days. (See the end of this description for "recent attendee" discounts.)
Attendees will be introduced to sources and methods for gathering and using personal / sensitive information and subject biographical data; will learn how to obtain and use Open Source Intelligence (OSINT); and will receive hands-on instruction in cyber-investigative methods. This seminar will discuss and demonstrate methods of merging proprietary online databases with public records, and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) sources, to support "skip trace", background, character, due diligence, criminal, civil and asset-location investigations, and will include a review of proper case intake, to facilitate effective OSINT activity.
This seminar will also cover significant Personal Security (PERSEC) topics  and attendees will receive instruction in digital counter-surveillance, including "Digital Officer Safety" and "Social Networking Best Practices" components. The purpose of these counter-intelligence (CI) segments is to provide awareness and digital self-defense training to investigative and other professionals who might be targeted online. "Digital Officer Safety" is a major concern, as radicals and criminals routinely use the Internet, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and public records to target law enforcement and other investigative professionals. “Doxing”, “Dorking”, “crowd-sourced investigation”, facial recognition, public “people finder” databases, “Google-Fu” and other open source tools and methods are now routinely used by persons with malicious or criminal intent to obtain investigative and law enforcement professionals’ home addresses, spouses’ and children’s names, photos, license plates and countless other types of sensitive information. 
No prior training or experience is necessary to attend. Upon completion of this course, attendees can expect to have achieved an improved understanding of how to use proprietary and Open Source data to support an investigative, auditing, compliance or security function and how to protect themselves, their organization and their activities and maintain OPSEC (Operations Security).
This seminar is not open to the general public. Law Enforcement, licensed professionals and members of allied professions only.  For questions regarding eligibility to attend, please contact the event coordinators.
IMPORTANT: some "OSINT courses" offered in Texas do NOT provide CEs usable in Texas or nationwide. The eight (8) CE hours, including one (1) ethics hour, earned at this seminar are approved by NASBA and recognized NATIONWIDE (including by ASIS, ACFE, etc.). The full eight hours are also approved by the Texas DPS-PSB for license re-qualification (PI and Security; PSB School Lic. No. Y00235 and/or the TALI conference CE approval).

"Recent Attendee" Discounts:
If you attended this "Day I" OSINT course within the past nine (9) months and wish to re-attend as a refresher or for access to updated information, you have two discounts available to you:

    - you can attend the entire full-day (8.0 CEs) course for $109.00 (a $50.00 discount) by using discount code Rambam109
or
    - you can attend the afternoon (1:00 - 5:00 PM ; 4.0 CEs) session only (searching updates) for $79.00 by using discount code Rambam79

We look forward to training with you.


 

Peggy Saldana, CCLA, LPCS, FCLA, ACLA, SCLA

Automobile Insurance Investigations

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

 

Peggy has been working in the Auto claims insurance industry for 35+ years.  She holds the position as a Senior Instructor at one of the top insurers of Property and Casualty.  She teaches others how to investigate auto accidents by applying innovative ways to build trust and use interviewing techniques to uncover truth.  She is a member of Human Capital Institute and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and holds a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.   Peggy has earned the following designations: Casualty Claim Law Associate (CCLA), Legal Principles Claims Specialist (LPCS), Fraud Claim Law Associate (FCLA), Auto Claims Law Associate (ACLA) and the Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA). She was the second in the nation to complete the Distance Learning Certification in Auto Claims Skills sponsored by Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) in Oct of 2011. She has completed Training Certification Programs from The Bob Pike Group. Peggy has been speaking publicly for at least 30 years before audiences from a few to hundreds on various topic to include neuroplasticity to liability investigations to peers and Executive Level Attorneys. 


 

Joseph Travers, CPI, CCDI

Human Trafficking, CMECI Certification & Private Investigators

PreCon Thursday, July 18th

and

How to Prepare Successful Investigation and Operation Briefings

General Session Friday, July 19th


 

JOSEPH ANTHONY TRAVERS, CPI, CCDI, CMECI is a Member of the Human Trafficking Information Exchange Group, Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center, Washington DC https://www.ice.gov/human-smuggling-trafficking-center and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and has been advanced to candidate for a Master’s of Science Degree with High Honors (4.0 GPA) from the California State University at Long Beach Graduate School of Criminal Justice Administration. Mr. Travers was also an Honor’s student (4.0 GPA) at Calvary Chapel Bible College and the current President of the National Association for Missing & Exploited Children www.HelpRescueChildren.org.  Joseph Travers is the author of “Introduction to Private Investigation, Essential Knowledge and Procedures for the Private Investigator”, Charles Thomas Publishing 1995, 2nd Edition 2005, 3rd Edition 2015 https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Private-InvestigationProceduresInvestigator/dp/0398080925/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1533003481&sr=8-2&keywords=joseph+anthony+travers ,  “The ORIGINAL Private Investigator’s Handbook & Almanac, CIA Investigation Academy Publishing 2010, 2nd Edition 2014, 3rd Edition 2016, and “Investigation of Missing & Exploited Children: The Gateway to Child Sex Trafficking” 2017, 2nd Edition 2018 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/josephtravers1957. An Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Travers has experience in Law Enforcement, specifically in Criminal Investigations and Police Training and Supervision. He possesses professional certificates from the California State Peace Officer Standards and Training; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Officer Training, Hostage Negotiations, and Field Training Officer Certificates. Mr. Travers has experience in Loss Prevention and Private and Personnel Security, having served as the Manager of Security, Southern California, for McDonnell Douglas Corporation.  Mr. Travers is a California State Licensed Investigator www.PeoplesDetective.com , since 1984, and his investigative work has been chronicled in People magazine twice, and on television stations and journals such as CBS, NBC Nightly News, ABC, Fox News, HBO VICE, Dove TV, Full Measure News, PI Magazine, Risen Magazine, Discover Magazine, Homeland Magazine, San Diego Veteran’s Magazine, Independence Journal Review, San Diego Voyager Magazine, and the TV movie and series Renegade. His work has also been recognized in the front-page headlines of newspapers around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Sacramento Bee, Riverside Press Enterprise, Los Angeles Daily News, Inland Empire Daily Bulletin, Orange County Register, OC Weekly, San Diego Union Tribune, and USA Today.   For ten years, Mr. Travers has taught Investigation, and has served as Director of Education for U.S. Colleges Incorporated. He has testified as an expert witness and conducted investigations regarding Police Practices and Investigative Technique in California State and United States Federal Courts.  Mr. Travers is a Police/ Fire Commissioner for the City of Oceanside, California since 2008. He is the former Chairman and Vice President for the Professional Investigators of California (PICA), and former President for the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the Largest Private Investigation Association in the World, receiving the President’s Award in 2014 and the Investigator of the Year Award in 2015. He is also a Pastor for National Christian Information Center, Incorporated www.NcicInc.com. As Executive Director for www.SavedInAmerica.org Pastor Travers has assisted in over 200 rescues of young girls vulnerable to Child Sex Traffickers since December 2014


 

David Travis

Ethics in the Investigative Profession

General Session Saturday, July 20th

 

 

David M. Travis is the Owner and President of Justice Investigations and Consulting, LLC.  He retired from the United States Marshals Service as Assistant Chief Deputy after serving 26 years.  During his tenure with the United States Marshals, he investigated and/or managed hundreds of criminal, civil, and internal cases.  He also provided personal protection for numerous members of the federal judiciary, to include Supreme Court Justices, as well as foreign diplomats, politicians, dignitaries, and other high profile figures.

Since retiring, David has worked in private corrections and security, and currently serves the federal courts in Dallas as a Court Security Officer providing protection for federal judges.  In addition to being a licensed private investigator, David also holds a commission with the State of Texas as a security and personal protection officer, and licensed to do security consulting, security contracting and guard services, and certified by the Texas Judicial Branch to service legal process.


 

 

Jim Willis

Aiding the Investigator:  Tips & Tools for Preparing the Defense through Criminal Investigations

General Session Friday, July 19th

 

 Mr. Willis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and has over 20 years of investigative experience.  He is the owner of Willis and Associates Professional Investigative Services.  Mr. Willis handles and works hundreds of Federal and State criminal and civil cases each year.  The criminal cases vary from the most serious capital murder cases to less serious misdemeanor cases.  Mr. Willis investigates cases for defense attorneys as well as serving as a special prosecutor investigator for Harris County and other surrounding counties.  These cases require Mr. Willis to work closely with the District Attorney’s Office.  As a legal investigator for the Houston Police Officer’s Association, Mr. Willis works with union attorneys in cases involving officer involved shootings and other officer related cases.
Law Enforcement:  experience includes investigations of murders, gang crimes, assaults, weapons, drugs, crimes against children. Mr. Willis also served as a Crime Scene Technician, and Traffic Investigator. Mr. Willis has an active police commission with the Ft. Bend County Constable Pct. 4.  Mr. Willis continues in-service training with the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement. (TCOLE)  


Troy Willmon

Photogrammetry

Pre-Conference Wednesday, July 17th

 

 
Troy is a veteran Texas Police Officer and has investigated a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. Troy has experience testifing in a sundry of cases and has a proven track record; which is demonstrated by a 100% conviction rate. Troy has built on his knowledge to reconstruct crime and crash scenes using a technique called “Photogrammetry.” After producing the scene reconstruction, Troy will also testify as a subject matter expert, as required or necessary on a case to case basis.


EXPERIENCE
UAS Mapping Consultant & Instructor, GM6 Solutions, LLC- 2016 to Present
Developed techniques to create accurate and scalable Orthomosaic images and 3D models for crime scene reconstruction. Utilizing multiple mapping software programs including Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Provides geo-spacial training to private companies as well as public safety. Extended knowledge in multiple photogrammetry software programs, Such as Pix4D, Agisoft Photoscan, and GIS.
Troy is also an FAA Part 107 certified remote pilot, which allows him to use Unmanned Aerial Systems to assist in the reconstruction process. In 2017 Troy was recognized as a subject matter expert by TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) when he started training other law enforcement and public safety personal. He has since trained people in more than 16 countries across the globe.


Cruelty Investigator, SPCA of Texas- Dallas, TX 2012 – 2016

  • Performed undercover investigations in cases of animal cruelty, dog fighting, and fraud Collected evidence to file criminal cases on violators.
  • Prepared comprehensive reports to be used in the prosecution of violators
  • Routinely collaborated with Judges, District Attorneys and local law enforcement agencies Interviewed suspects, witnesses and complainants
Police Officer, Cockrell Hill Police Department- Dallas, TX 2007 – 2008
  • Performed patrols and responded to emergency calls, demonstrating sound judgment and crisis preparation
  • Conducted investigations of crime scenes, traffic accidents and citizen complaints for criminal and civil cases
  • Collaborated with businesses to help reduce theft, burglary and robbery
  • Trained K-9 officer for drug interdiction, human tracking and educational sessions for school programs
Director of Emergency Management, Ellis County - Waxahachie, TX 2002 - 2005
  • Acquired $699,200 in state and federal grants for Ellis County
  • Developed an Emergency Operations plan that was approved and presented to the State of Texas
  • Initiated the creation of a Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the county Supervised four employees within the department.
  • Completed the first county-wide Mutual Aid Agreement with cities located in Ellis County Initiated and planned the County’s first Terrorism Preparedness Training
  • Utilized GIS for disaster planning and 911 response
  • Created and supervised the County Fire Marshall’s Office and County Health Authority Assisted the County Fire Marshal with arson cases