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

Doug Wilson


Chief Investigator

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM   Investigative Process and Policy

Focus discussion on selected topics of interest to Field Investigators

Katie Griboski

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!

Doug Wilson


Chief Investigator

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!

Sam Falvo

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.

Katie Griboski

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.

Debbie Ziegelmeyer

Director Underwater Research

and Recovery

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

Blaine Hammond

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

FIT Team

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM    Reflections and Dismissal

Collection of Evaluation Forms

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