6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

T:  (512) 916-6000
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Classes for 9-1-1 Directors, Managers, Leads, CTO’s, and Telecommunicators

Current Classes

9-1-1 Homicide: Is the Caller the Killer?

Thirty percent of all murderers call 911 pretending to be innocent!  During this course, you will learn the Indicators of Guilt and Indicators of Innocence to predict the caller's involvement in the offense.  Actual homicide calls/cases will be analyzed by the students to learn and gain the skills necessary to get the truth in murder investigations.  Dispatchers, (the TRUE first responder to a homicide), Street Officers, Investigators, Prosecutors and Coroners should all attend this training!  

About the Instructor:

Tracy Harpster has served as a police officer in Ohio since 1984. He has worked as streetofficer, undercover narcotics officer, Sergeant,   Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. In 2006, DC Harpster achieved a Graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati where his Master’s Thesis examined the indicators of innocence and guilt of 9-1-1 homicide callers reporting the offense. The study defined and analyzed the indicators in order to assist homicide detectives gain insight into the offense, suggest offender probability, and explore pertinent issues during the interview and interrogation phases of the investigation.  Deputy Chief Harpster is a member of the Vidocq Society and has shared his research at homicide conferences across the country and used his research to investigate over 2200 homicides.

September 6, 2022, 8:00am –
September 7, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: Free

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