Field Investigator Training
Thursday July 25, 2019
The goal of this training session is to present topics which are supplemental to the basic training that investigators have received previously. As a newly certified investigator you may occasionally find some terms and concepts that are not entirely familiar. However, you will still benefit from the overall concepts and should consult more tenured investigators for further clarification.
Learning & Development Team
7:15 AM – 8:00 AM Registration & Check In
Ken St. John
Chief Operating Officer
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Program Review
Introduction and overview of the day’s schedule, topics, and presenters
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM Investigative Process and Policy
Focus discussion on selected topics of interest to Field Investigators
MARRS Team Lead
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM FI Application Tools
Katie will be sharing beneficial websites and apps that will greatly assist the field investigator when working cases. The last 15 minutes will be open to sharing any sites and apps that you find useful that were not covered in the presentation. So, bring your list and take notes!
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Case Dispositions
Understanding case disposition definitions and useage is critical to the quality of an investigation report. This year we are placing an emphasis on improving investigation quality beginning with the disposition entry. Bring your questions and get your answers!
State Director NY
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Forensic Photo & Video Analysis
Introductory level analysis for Mufon Field Investigators
With the proliferation of cell phone cameras, video and still photo evidence on the rise, a best practice method will be presented based on law enforcement photo analysis techniques. This will give Mufon Field Investigators a baseline to draw from when performing their own investigations.
MARRS Team Lead
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM MARRS Project Overview
What is the MARRS System?
Katie will be giving a brief overview of the project and it’s purpose.
Director Underwater Research
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM MUFON Dive Team Introduction
Debbie will be providing an introduction to the Dive Team activities and requirements for membership
US Astronaut & Test Pilot
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Introduction and Q&A
Col. Hammond will be making a special visit to discuss his missions aboard the shuttle and answer questions about his experiences in space
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Reflections and Dismissal
Collection of Evaluation Forms