About Forensic TV

We offer personalized training and services to Public Safety agencies around the world.

Welcome to “Forensic Training Videos” Online - a new concept in training for public safety agencies worldwide.
Forensic TV Online is one of the many “Centers for Excellence” at the International Academy of Public Safety”.  
Through Forensic TV Online and the Learning Management System (LMS) found on the International Academy of Public Safety website, members have at their disposal a variety of Forensic and Crime Scene related training opportunities from some of the foremost experts in their respective fields.


Our Forensic TV Faculty


Joseph W. Konefal, Jr.
Former Supervising Arson Investigator, Bomb Investigator, and Bomb Technician for the California Department of Forestry and Fire    Protection Office of the State Fire Marshal from which he retired after more than a 30 years
Instructor in the Forensic and Fire and Rescue Programs of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Fire, Arson, Bomb, and Explosion disciplines

He was employed as a Public Safety Officer with the City of Sunnyvale, California, Department of Public Safety for nine years before going into state service. Mr. Konefal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University and an Associate in Science degree in Fire Science from Mission College, Santa Clara, California. r. Konefal has investigated fires, explosions, and has rendered safe improvised explosive devices since 1984. He has testified as an expert witness on fire, explosion, and explosive related incidents in courts throughout California. Mr. Konefal is an adjunct instructor in Fire Technology for the Los Rios Community College District and Sierra College for the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center. He has also been a Post-Blast Instructor for the Post-Blast Investigation course contracted through the U.S. State Department and is a member of the California State Fire Training‘s Curriculum Development Committee for Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation. Mr. Konefal remains active as a training consultant on issues related to fire, arson, bomb & explosion investigation, render safe and post-blast investigations, and is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), the California Conference of Arson Investigators (CCAI), Chapter 22 of the IAAI (Past-President 2003), and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI).


Alice Maceo
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory Manager; Certified Latent Print Examiner, IAI, SWGFAST
Instructor in the Forensic Program of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Latent Fingerprint Science discipline

Mrs. Maceo is currently the Forensic Laboratory Manager for the Latent Print Detail of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada. Mrs. Maceo holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and has been an active Latent Print Examiner since 1997. She is a certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association for Identification (IAI) and has been since 2001. Mrs. Maceo is a distinguished member of the IAI and serves on several national committees: Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST), National Institute of Justice General Forensic Technical Working Group, Expert Working Group on Human factors in Latent Print Analysis and the Journal of Forensic Identification Editorial Review Board. Mrs. Maceo is an active speaker at forensic conferences and workshops in the United States, Canada, and Europe and has been a presenter at the FBI Academy. Mrs. Maceo has published articles in the Journal of Forensic Identification and Fingerprint World. She also wrote two chapters for the Friction Ridge Source Book (West Virginia University, 2009) and a portion of the Criminalistics section for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2009). 


Dr. Erich Junger
Dr. Erich P. Junger, Ph.D
Instructor in the Forensic Program of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Forensic Geology and Death Investigation disciplines

Dr. Junger is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, and he graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University School of Medicine where he completed his studies as a health physicist and anatomist in 1985. Dr. Junger went on to complete his Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven in 1990 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Forensic Science from the Union Institute and University in 1994. While in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Junger served as a Deputy Medical Examiner and Chief of the Trace Materials Analysis Laboratory for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. before retiring from the military. Dr. Junger then served as a Detective for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia before joining the Prince William County Police Department in 2005 as a Crime Scene Analyst in the identification bureau.  During his illustrious career, Dr. Junger has been involved in several investigations in which soils and geologic materials have played key roles leading to the successful prosecution of criminal offenders. He retired from the Prince William County Police Department in October of 2009.  In addition to his work with the International Academy of Public Safety, Dr. Junger currently works as a Forensic Scientist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He is a charter member of the Virginia Homicide Investigators Association.


William J. Bodziak
Ret. Supv. Special Agent, FBI
Instructor in the Forensic Program of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Footwear and Tire Track Science discipline

Mr. Bodziak served with the FBI for 29 years, spending nearly 25 of those years assigned in the FBI Laboratory. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from East Carolina University, and a Master of Science in Forensic Science degree from George Washington University.  Mr. Bodziak was assigned to the Question Documents Section of FBI Laboratory in 1973. In that section he conducted the examinations of Questioned Document evidence and Footwear and Tire Tread Impression evidence. He has been court qualified as an expert in these areas in federal and state courts in excess of 400 occasions. During his career, Mr. Bodziak has been regarded as one of the leading experts in the examination of Footwear and Tire Tread Impression evidence.  His forensic analyses and testimonies include such famous cases as the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, the McVeigh and Nichols Oklahoma City bombing trials, and the VANPAC bombing trial. Mr. Bodziak is both certified and published in these areas and is also the author of the world known textbooks titled “Footwear Impression Evidence: Detection, Recovery and Examination”, (CRC Press, 2000) and “Tire Tread and Tire Track Evidence” (CRC Press 2008) as well as chapters in other texts and numerous articles regarding impression and document evidence. Mr. Bodziak currently serves on the International Association of Identification’s (IAI) Footwear and Tire Track Subcommittee and on the Scientific Working Group for Shoe and Tire Track Evidence (SWGTREAD).  In addition to the many thousands of forensic examinations he has conducted since 1973, Mr. Bodziak has taught classes or presented lectures on numerous occasions at the FBI Academy, and continues to provide training in footwear and tire impression evidence, both domestically and internationally and works full time in the areas of footwear, tire, and questioned document evidence as a private consultant under Bodziak Forensics in Palm Coast, FL.


Eileen Allen
Eileen Allen is a registered nurse, actively practicing in New Jersey for more than 25 years. She is nationally certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of adolescents and adults and has been awarded status as a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Nursing
Instructor in the Forensic and Police Programs of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Forensic Nursing discipline

Mrs. Allen is a Registered Nurse (RN), actively practicing in New Jersey for more than 25 years. She is nationally certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of adolescents and adults and has been awarded status as a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Nursing. Mrs. Allen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Delaware in 1983 and her Master of Science in Forensic Nursing from Monmouth University in 2004. Mrs. Allen has been the coordinator of the Monmouth County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program since 1996. She has performed more than 200 sexual assault examinations of pediatric, adolescent, and adult victims. She supervises 15 nurse examiners who contract their services to the SANE/SART program in Monmouth County. She also coordinates all county Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) training and activations. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Monmouth University teaching Forensic Pathology and the SANE adolescent/adult and pediatric courses. Mrs. Allen is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and recently became the President-elect for this organization. She has lectured on interpersonal violence and sexual assault related topics for Monmouth University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Seton Hall University, Ryder University, the College of New Jersey, Rutgers and the New Jersey State Police Academy. Additionally, she has presented numerous programs and continuing education offerings to local, national and international multidisciplinary audiences. Mrs. Allen serves on the Board of the Regional Perinatal Consortium where she is an active member of the Domestic Violence Task Group and the Child Fatality Review Board. She has worked on a number of regional and national level research projects and grant-funded programs focusing on a variety of topics associated with forensics and education. In her capacity as a Forensic Nurse and nationally certified SANE, Mrs. Allen has testified as both a fact and an expert witness on the topic of sexual assault examinations of adolescents and adults in criminal and civil courts in various jurisdictions in New Jersey and in Federal District Court in North Carolina.

Dr. Elayne Pope
Forensic Anthroplogy

Dr. Elayne Pope is the Vice President and Director of Education and Research for the International Academy of Public Safety.  In this capacity, she oversees all aspects of education and research programs and faculty relations. As well, she serves as an instructor in the Forensic Program specializing in the Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Taphonomy, Forensic Fire Death Investigations and Human Remains Identification disciplines.  Dr. Pope earned her doctoral degree in biological anthropology at the University of Arkansas in 2007. Her foundational training is in human osteology, bio-archaeology, and forensic anthropology. Dr. Pope specializes in how the human body changes after death and the different processes that lead to skeletonization. Her primary research has investigated how the body's soft and skeletal tissues progressively change during different fire scenarios (structural, vehicular, and criminal) and the different types of evidence that remains for medico-legal analysis. Dr. Pope is a not only a well respected researcher, she possesses vast field experience by consulting on fire death investigations by local, county, and state fire and law enforcement agencies when investigating suspicious fire deaths and to help bring closure to families of victims.


Tim Neumann
Instructor in the Forensic and Police Programs of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Crash Scene Investigations discipline

Mr. Neumann holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been actively investigating automobile collisions since 1998. Holding the rank of Sergeant, Mr. Neumann is currently the Supervisor of a Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) in San Luis Obispo and has over six years of experience in Collision Reconstruction. He has provided expert witness testimony as an expert witness in collision reconstruction in several counties within California. As a public safety officer, Mr. Neumann has served in several capacities to include Analyst in the Office of Internal Affairs, as a Subject Matter Expert for surreptitious recording, and accident review officer, in addition to multiple years of experience in road patrol investigating collisions and developing his ability to detect impaired drivers. He has authored departmental policy relative to employee discipline as in addition to legislative proposals relative to proactive measures to curb impaired driving in California. Mr. Neumann is a fully accredited Accident Reconstructionist by the internationally recognized Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) as well as accreditation within California since 2005. He has nearly 1,000 hours of collision-specific training and has been actively involved in controlled testing for several years. He is also a POST-certified academy instructor in the state of California.  Mr. Neumann has been an adjunct instructor in traffic collision investigation for the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Training Program in Santa Maria, California since 2007 and has been an active speaker at collision investigation meetings and conferences in California, providing instruction and presentations to prosecutors, law enforcement, and individuals in the insurance industry.  Mr. Neumann is an active member of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS) and has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts in removing impaired drivers from the highways of California.

Kerrie Cathcart
Police Officer, Forensic Investigation Unit Huntington Police Department, WVA
Instructor in the Forensic Program of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Crime Scene Investigations and Latent Fingerprint and disciplines

Holding the rank of Police Officer, Ms. Cathcart is currently assigned to the Forensic Investigation Unit at the Huntington Police Department, in Huntington, West Virginia. She specializes in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Examination.  Ms. Cathcart previously worked for three years with the State of Alaska Crime Lab. Ms. Cathcart holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Forensic Science, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice—both from Marshall University. Ms. Cathcart teaches graduate courses through Marshall University’s Forensic Science Master of Science Program and serves as the lead instructor in classes with crime scene emphasis.  She specializes in teaching the Introduction to Crime Scene & Death Investigation, Advanced Crime Scene Investigation, and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis courses. Ms. Cathcart is a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI, and the Scientific Working Group on Shoe Print & Tire Tread Evidence (SWGTREAD). She holds the IAI Latent Print Examiner and Crime Scene Analyst certifications since 2003 with more than 11+ years of field experience in the forensic sciences.


Jennifer Walker
Instructor in the Forensic Program of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Latent Fingerprint and Crime Scene Investigations disciplines

Ms. Walker has been a Crime Scene Investigator for more than 12 years and began her career with the Richardson Police Department before moving on to the Plano Police Department.  Since 2004 she has held the positions of Crime Scene Unit and Property and Evidence Unit Manager for the Frisco Texas Police Department. Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University.  In 2002, she graduated from the 10-week National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ms. Walker has completed over 1200 hours of formal classroom forensic training in homicide investigation, death investigation, bloodstain pattern analysis, photography, latent print comparison and identification. She has processed over 3600 crime scenes during her career. Ms. Walker is an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE, Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA), and has been certified as an expert witness in latent print comparison and identification as well as crime scene investigation in both county and district courts in the State of Texas.  Ms. Walker is also a certified instructor through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and is an active instructor in crime scene processing, crime scene photography, evidence collection and preservation, DNA evidence matters and crime scene safety. Ms. Walker is a member of both the International Association for Identification and the Texas Division of the IAI where she currently serves on the program committee.


Jeff Nichols
Instructor in the Forensic and Police Programs of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Death Investigations discipline

Mr. Nichols currently holds the rank of Detective and is a 13-year veteran of law enforcement.  Over the course of his career, he has served as a Police Officer, S.W.A.T Operator and worked plain-clothes assignments for the Grove Beach, California Police Department.  He was also a liaison to the County Narcotics Task Force and bicycle patrol.  Over the last 10 years, he has been with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department, including five years as the Deputy Sheriff Coroner, where he participated in nearly 200 preliminary death investigations and investigated numerous property crimes, crimes against persons, and narcotic related crimes. Collateral assignments have included marine enforcement and OHV enforcement.  As a detective coroner, Mr. Nichols has conducted more than 200 death investigations involving homicides, suicides, natural deaths and accidental deaths. Investigations include, but are not limited to, crime scene examination and processing, evidence collection, and post mortem forensic examinations.  Mr. Nichols is trained and certified by California Peace Officer Standards and Training in Coroner’s Death Investigation, to include training Patrol staff on Coroner Investigations. He is also trained as a Terrorism Liaison Officer, Field Training Officer, Radar Operations Instructor, and S.W.A.T Operator, and he is trained in Interview & Interrogation, Crisis Intervention, Boating Water Rescue & Enforcement, Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement, Drug Abuse & Recognition, and Latent Print Identification & Recovery. Mr. Nichols is also an instructor for the 40-hour Fire Death Investigation Course, is a Terrorism Liaison Officer for the Joint Regional Intelligence Center, and is a member of the California State Coroner’s Association.

Alex Bastida
Instructor in the Police and Physical Security Programs of the International Academy of Public Safety, specializing in the Defensive Tactics, SWAT, and Firearms Training disciplines

Mr. Bastida is currently a Peace Officer in the State of Texas where he has over 23 years of experience in the martial arts and holds a certification in applied police science and has his advanced Peace Officer certification. Mr. Bastida attended the University of North Texas majoring in criminal justice.  He is certified in Pressure Point Control Tactics (instructor rating), Aerosol Deployment, and the ASP Tactical Baton. Mr. Bastida’s extensive law enforcement background includes Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT), Firearms Instruction, Defensive Tactics Instruction, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol Operations. He has received comprehensive martial arts training with advanced proficiency in a multiple disciplines and has extensive training in urban combat, close quarters combat, hostage rescue, dignitary protection, vehicle assaults, high-risk warrant service, the use of less-lethal munitions, the use of explosive diversionary devices, mechanical breaching, shotgun breaching (instructor rating) and marksmanship (expert rating). Mr. Bastida is responsible for defensive tactics instruction where he is charged with conducting training in the use of force in both armed and unarmed combat. He has also developed training courses to enhance students’ understanding, effectiveness and survivability in various forms of combat. Mr. Bastida also offers his expertise as a firearms instructor for pistols, shotguns, rifles, and in firearms qualification training for sworn personnel. He has developed training drills, scenario-based training, and courses of fire to develop students’ firearm proficiency and is a Certified AR-15/M16 Armorer.



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