Homicide Seminar


Advanced Practical Homicide Investigation Seminar

Presented by the Grapevine Police Department and the Grapevine Citizen's Police Academy Alumni in Grapevine, Texas from November 5-9, 2018. This seminar is restricted to Law Enforcement only and credentials will be verified in advance. 40 hours of TCOLE credit will be given to attendees.

Program Description:

This seminar is an intensive program based upon Vernon J. Geberth’s personal experience as a New York City Homicide Commander, author, lecturer and consultant in death investigations, extensive research of written materials in the field, and personal interviews and associations along with experts in the sphere of forensic science and criminal investigation.

The Advanced PHI seminar, which includes three other experts in the fields of Aquatic Death Investigation, Major Case and Cold Case Homicide Investigation and a Deputy Chief Medical Examiner who will present The application of Forensic Pathology to the investigative process. The Cold Case section will further enhance and develop the skills you acquired in the Three-Day PHI seminar. Topics include various equivocal death investigations, cold case homicides, complex homicide cases involving missed opportunities investigative errors, and practical examples of how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case, presented by nationally renowned experts. A Board Certified forensic pathologist will present the various medicolegal factors involved in death investigation. There will also be a discussion on Criminal Investigative Analysis and application of abnormal psychology to the investigative process.

This program is American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators certified. More information is available at: P.H.I. Investigative Consultants, Inc.

Advanced Practical Homicide Investigation® will feature Vernon J. Geberth, and guest speakers. The fee includes the textbook Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical & Clinical Perspectives Second Edition for each attendee and a three-ring binder with additional handout materials from each instructor.

Cost: 5 day seminar $800 before October 29, 2018; after October 29, 2018 the fee is $850.
This five day seminar will be held at the Embassy Suites Dallas - DFW Airport North Outdoor World at 2401 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, TX.   The seminar hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 

This all-suite DFW Airport hotel is two miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and close to Highways 635, 114 and 121.  Embassy Suites is adjacent to dozens of fine restaurants, entertainment venues, and shopping. Free shuttle service from/to DFW Airport is available via Embassy Suites shuttle.

Where to stay:  A block of rooms is available at Embassy Suites for $163 per night.  This price includes a cooked to order breakfast each morning and a cocktail or beverage at the Manager's Reception each evening. Telephone: 972.724.2600.

Mention GPD: Practical Homicide Investigations Seminar if registering by telephone.

Hotel Reservations must be made by Monday, October 29, 2018.


Please register for the upcoming conference by completing the online
Registration Form