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“Far and away one of the most informative and applicable classes I have taken in 18+ years of law enforcement. The knowledge and experience of the instructors is evident in every aspect of the course from; from lecture to practical application. I highly recommend that any person who has the responsibility of working and reconstructing a shooting scene enroll in this class.”- Lt. Charles Barstow, Milton Police Department CID (GA)

“I have learned an immense amount this week. I have grown as an investigator and have more confidence in myself with regard to a shooting scene. I look forward to using all I have learned this week. Thank you so much!” - Jennifer Miller, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

“This course was a well put-together and thought-out course. Both instructors have a lot of experience in the area that was being taught. I would highly recommend taking any courses from The Forensic Training Source.” - Jason Soles, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department (GA)

“Excellent instructors.  I really liked the actual shooting scenes as opposed to just slide shows.  I would definitely recommend this course to anyone responding to shooting incident scenes.” -  Lt. Robert Evans, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“Excellent as I expected. Very well thought out, incredible facilities and supplies.  Jim Molinaro and Howie Ryan are two professionals. I can’t imagine finding better instructors anywhere else in the country.  Excellent! I was looking forward to the class and was pleased to have my expectations exceeded!” - Danielle Wieburg, Knoxville Police Department (TN)

“Great job by everyone involved.” - Eric Moore, Kansas Bureau of Investigation

“This class was great. I investigate persons crimes and knowing what to look for at a crime scene is crucial. The knowledge on how the scene was worked is a valuable asset to my investigation.” - Detective St. Clair Williams, Roswell Police Department (GA)

“The practical aspect of the lesson help drastically understand how to completely reconstruct the scene.” -Pablo Torres, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“This was a fantastic course that explained shooting scene analysis. The hands-on activities really emphasize all the points taught in lecture. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and so helpful in explaining terminology and analysis. I will more than definitely be able to apply this to my daily job duties.” - Ashley Pizzuto, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I have learned so much from the lectures and having the ability to do the practicals. The practicals made everything tie together. Thank you to Howie and Jim for an amazing class and for teaching me! The workbooks were perfect, too!” - Emily Chreitien, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

“Outstanding course material and instructors. Very well done and delivered in a format novice investigators can easily learn and understand.” - Kevin Barry, Milton Police Department (GA)

“Excellent job by Jim and Howie in delivering this material in a clever and concise manner. The visuals aids and hands-on aspects were extremely helpful in being able to apply the skills taught in the classroom portion. What a HUGE help it is actually being able to go ‘hands-on’ in real situations and have instructors guiding you through the exercise, step by step. Thank you again!” - Kevin Dyals, Lawrenceville Police Department (GA)

“Great course. I really enjoyed it.” - Kathryn Brown, Henry County Police Department (GA)

“The course was very interesting and I learned so much information about the reconstruction of shootings. This will be extremely helpful for future scenes I respond to. Thank you!” - Erin Brown, Brevard County Sherriff’s Office (FL)

“Very good course. I have learned a lot of important info in this class.”  - Tom Johnson, Richmond County Sherriff’s Office (GA)

“Class was awesome! Thanks so much.”  - Heather Johnson, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“This class was amazing! Definitely my favorite that I’ve taken. Howie and Jim are wonderful and make the class fun while still learning interesting, useful and important information. I would highly recommend this class!”  - Jordan Burns, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“Very detailed course. Enjoyed the information provided.”  - Ericha LeSassier, Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office (GA)

“The instructors are outstanding. They were very clear and concise, making the material easy to understand. They also made the class very interesting.”  - Teresa Nelson, Henry County Police Department (GA)

“Awesome course.” - Chris Bradshaw, Milton Police Department (GA)

“The knowledge base of the instructors was outstanding. They were able to field questions with significant confidence and were easily approachable. Their level of knowledge is apparent and I appreciate their attentiveness and eagerness for students to learn and master the topic. I learned so many techniques and knowledge that can be applied to the job.” - Jessica Neeley, Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office (GA)

“Absolutely loved it! Favorite training course to date by far!”  - Michelle Jenkins, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“This was a great class with great hands on training, which I believe is [the] best way to learn in this line of work.”  - Stephanie Hoefs, Douglasville Police Department (GA)

“Great class.”  - Terell A. Styles, Dunwoody Police Department (GA)

“Hands on activities were 'real-life', immediate application of learned techniques was beneficial to retaining the skills.”  - Steve Huddleston, Lebanon Police Department (TN)

“This is the second time I have taken this course, and the second time was as good as the first, if not better. Howie and Jim are great instructors and truly mean you can call them any time with questions.  The hands-on activities make it real life”  - Jason Kennedy, Manchester Police Department (TN)

“The time was time well used, not a bunch of wasted downtime with the hurry up and wait approach. I’ve been involved with our Forensics Service Unit since it began in 2005, but have never had this type of training. One night this week I was called out with my department and was able to use some things learned early in the week. I believe this course will benefit me and my department throughout the coming days, weeks, months, and years.”  - Glenn Johnson, Lebanon Police Department (TN)

“Great class. All the topics were covered very well. The practicals were demonstrated well and gave good hands on experience to help understand the topics. The class gave a good basic understanding of the topic.”  - Jason Sanders, Columbia Police Department (TN)

“Specialized training is always important in law enforcement. This school was structured perfectly. Instructors are extremely approachable and knowledgeable. This school gets to “the point” quickly and teaches material that cops can actually use on a daily basis. Very well done!”  - Steve Malach, Hendersonville Police Department (TN)

“Very practical and useful information for crime scene analysis. Knowledgeable instructors and very relatable. I would recommend! Loved the bracket!”  - Rhonda Evans, Metro Nashville Police Department (TN)

“I feel this course teaches many fundamentals with shootings. It is applicable to practical shooting scenarios that all law enforcement will encounter.”  - Trooper H. P. Stewart, Tennessee Highway Patrol

“Outstanding class…showed up with little knowledge of shooting reconstruction…left feeling comfortable that I would be able to work a shooting incident scene...”  - Richard Kroon, Lehigh County Coroner’s Office (PA)

“Good Job!!!”  - Shane Moore, Tennessee Highway Patrol

“This is by far one of the best schools I have attended. I learned something new every single day of instruction. Added greatly to my skill sets.”  - Billy Camargo, Columbia Police Department (TN)

“This course was completely relevant to the task and information needed to understand the fundamentals of shooting reconstruction and to be able to apply them in the field.”  - Sgt. Allan Brenneis, Tennessee Highway Patrol


Other participants wrote:

“This course was very informational and helpful. The knowledge gained will assist in future investigations.”

“Mr. Ryan is very knowledgeable about the information he is teaching and he also keeps everybody upbeat and involved.”

“The work stations were very helpful and made you really think about what had happened.”

“Great relation to students”.

“Great practical applications to “Real World”.”

“The shoot house was awesome experience. Made me think (holy $HIT) I really can do this.”

“Both instructors were great. Very knowledgeable and funny. Material was presented in a “cop-friendly” format.”

“Probably the best law enforcement course I’ve attended. Great subject matter, great presentation. Thank you!”

“Very beneficial training.”

“Very good class. Informative and the instructors were very knowledgeable on the topics discussed.”

“Both Jim and Howie are easy to follow.”

“Excellent, quality instructors. The course schedule and design were well done. The practical exercises and report writing were most helpful.”

“Both instructors were very knowledgeable. Would recommend to any law enforcement officer or agency.”

 “A+ job. I learned a lot.”

“Exceptional course.”

“Great class.”

“A really great class. I am glad I was able to take and be a part of the learning experience.”

“I thought the course was put together well. The workbooks provided me with a lot of helpful information and the practicals provided me with great hands-on experience that helped me to better understand.”

“Both instructors had extreme patience with me as I struggled with some of the content. I would highly recommend the class to everyone.”

“One of the very best hands-on courses I’ve ever had. Overall, this will help with my job and my agency. Thanks.”

“I truly enjoyed the class! The instructors were great. Their knowledge and skill was readily apparent yet they managed to relate the information in a way which made it easy to understand. The practical exercises were a HUGE benefit. Thanks for everything.”

“This is an outstanding course and all LE personnel should have this training if they will be involved with scene processing.”

“Very high standards ref. all instructors.”

“Great class.”

“An excellent class, who’s instructors are well versed in the course material. The instructors are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable in the field and give plenty of feedback and real world experiences to the students.”

“Well designed course with real life examples. Course material was easy to follow and instructors were knowledgeable in their areas of expertise.”

“Far and away one of the most informative and applicable classes I have taken in 18+ years of law enforcement. The knowledge and experience of the instructors is evident in every aspect of the course from; from lecture to practical application. I highly recommend that any person who has the responsibility of working and reconstructing a shooting scene enroll in this class.”- Lt. Charles Barstow, Milton Police Department CID (GA)

“This course was a well put-together and thought-out course. Both instructors have a lot of experience in the area that was being taught. I would highly recommend taking any courses from The Forensic Training Source.” - Jason Soles, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department (GA)

“This was an awesome experience. I learned a great deal of helpful information and felt comfortable with it all by the end of the week.  Both Howie and Jim were great. Their experience and knowledge on the subject was easy to see. Their passion for teaching is excellent.  The hands-on exercises were great examples to learn the various concepts in a variety of practical exercises.  Thank you all! Can’t wait for more great opportunities to come” - Ryan Shaw, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“Excellent instructors.  I really liked the actual shooting scenes as opposed to just slide shows.  I would definitely recommend this course to anyone responding to shooting incident scenes.”” -  Lt. Robert Evans, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“Great job by everyone involved.” - Eric Moore, Kansas Bureau of Investigation

“This class was great. I investigate persons crimes and knowing what to look for at a crime scene is crucial. The knowledge on how the scene was worked is a valuable asset to my investigation.” - Detective St. Clair Williams, Roswell Police Department (GA)

“I have learned an immense amount this week. I have grown as an investigator and have more confidence in myself with regard to a shooting scene. I look forward to using all I have learned this week. Thank you so much!” - Jennifer Miller, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

“The practical aspect of the lesson help drastically understand how to completely reconstruct the scene.” - Pablo Torres, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“Excellent as I expected. Very well thought out, incredible facilities and supplies.  Jim Molinaro and Howie Ryan are two professionals. I can’t imagine finding better instructors anywhere else in the country.  Excellent! I was looking forward to the class and was pleased to have my expectations exceeded!” - Danielle Wieburg, Knoxville Police Department (TN)

“This was a fantastic course that explained shooting scene analysis. The hands-on activities really emphasize all the points taught in lecture. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and so helpful in explaining terminology and analysis. I will more than definitely be able to apply this to my daily job duties.” - Ashley Pizzuto, Gwinnett County Police Department (GA)

“I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I have learned so much from the lectures and having the ability to do the practicals. The practicals made everything tie together. Thank you to Howie and Jim for an amazing class and for teaching me! The workbooks were perfect, too!” - Emily Chreitien, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

“Outstanding course material and instructors. Very well done and delivered in a format novice investigators can easily learn and understand.” - Kevin Barry, Milton Police Department (GA)

“Excellent job by Jim and Howie in delivering this material in a clever and concise manner. The visuals aids and hands-on aspects were extremely helpful in being able to apply the skills taught in the classroom portion. What a HUGE help it is actually being able to go ‘hands-on’ in real situations and have instructors guiding you through the exercise, step by step. Thank you again!” - Kevin Dyals, Lawrenceville Police Department (GA)

“A+ job. I learned a lot.”

“Exceptional course.”

“Great class.”

“A really great class. I am glad I was able to take and be a part of the learning experience.”

“I thought the course was put together well. The workbooks provided me with a lot of helpful information and the practicals provided me with great hands-on experience that helped me to better understand.”

“Both instructors had extreme patience with me as I struggled with some of the content. I would highly recommend the class to everyone.”

Regarding hands-on activities: “These were good practical exercises. I would like to see examples on how to do these in the classroom.”

“One of the very best hands-on courses I’ve ever had. Overall, this will help with my job and my agency. Thanks.”

“I truly enjoyed the class! The instructors were great. Their knowledge and skill was readily apparent yet they managed to relate the information in a way which made it easy to understand. The practical exercises were a HUGE benefit. Thanks for everything.”