Sergeant Tony Monheim 

Tony Monheim retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department in 2004, after a distinguished, 30 year career. He was assigned to the Homicide Bureau as a squad supervisor during the final 12 years of his tenure. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in the Robbery Bureau as both an investigator and a supervisor. He has been personally responsible for scores of Police Officer Involved Shooting investigations and hundreds of Homicide / Death investigations.

Tony began teaching criminal investigation courses in 1990. He has taught Homicide, Robbery, and Police Officer Involved Shooting seminars for the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), the Miami-Dade Police Department’s training bureau, DEA, ATF, and the Southern Police Institute (SPI). He has been featured on several training tapes produced by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN) and has served as a guest lecturer at the prestigious University of Miami Law School. Several of his cases have been presented on America’s Most Wanted, Inside Edition, Court TV, and the Discovery Channel.

Tony holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from St. Thomas of Villanova University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University, where he was a standout Rugby player. He has been afforded expert witness status in both Federal and State (Florida) courts regarding homicide investigative procedures.

In 2006, Tony returned to the Miami-Dade Homicide Bureau and was assigned to the Cold Case Squad as a consultant hired to evaluate the over two-thousand unsolved murders in the Bureau's archives.

Tony teaches Conducting Death and Homicide Investigations for HomicideTraining.com.

 

 

Chief Russell Fischer  

Chief Russell Fischer was employed by the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) for 33 years.  He joined the MDPD in 1975 and was promoted through all the civil service ranks, holding the rank of Division Chief upon his retirement.  He has diverse experience in police management, investigations and operations to include command assignments in the Robbery Bureau, Northwest District and City of Miami Lakes as well as having served as the Police Captain of the Professional Compliance Bureau, Narcotics Bureau and Economic Crimes Bureau.

Appointed to Division Chief in 2004, Chief Fischer’s responsibilities included commanding employees assigned to Miami International Airport , Police Operations Bureau ( Port of Miami and Transit), Community Affairs Bureau, Warrants Bureau, Court Services Bureau and Special Patrol Bureau. Thereafter, Chief Fischer commanded Criminal Investigations, responsible for all Departmental investigations that involve Homicide (Officer Involved Shootings and In Custody deaths), Robbery, Sex Crimes and Domestic Crimes Bureaus.  Chief Fischer until recently served as the Incident Commander for Super Bowl XLI and was the Department's Hurricane Coordinator.

He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Miami .  Chief Fischer is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy .  He has authored articles for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (LEB) and the Police Chief Magazine (IACP), and has provided instruction in a variety of topical areas for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He also instructs at the Metropolitan Police Institute in Miami , Miami-Dade College and for HomicideTraining.com .

Chief Fischer has served as a contractor / consultant for the U. S. Deparmtment of Justice as it relates to violent crimes in Columbia and as a peer reviewer for the DOJ's National Institute of Justice. He has also served as an expert witness as to internal affairs and homicide investigation procedures in recent cases involving Federal civil rights violations.

Chief Fischer teaches Conducting Police Officer Involved Shooting Investigations for HomicideTraining.com.

 

 

 

Detective Jeff Lewis

 

Detective Jeff Lewis retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department in 2010. His 30-year career was marked by countless commendations and accolades. Jeff was assigned to the Homicide Bureau during his final 14 years, where he assumed responsibility for hundreds of high-profile, complex murder invesitgations. Prior to his tenure in Homicide, Jeff spent 13 years as a Robbery Investigator where he acted as lead detective on thousands of armed robbery cases.

 

Jeff has also participated in a variety of Federal Task Forces formed to combat extremely violent gangs of robbers, many of whom recieved national media attention. He has testified in hundreds of state, Federal and civil proceedings. Jeff has successfully collaborated on gang investigations with FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement), the FBI, DEA, ATF and the Secret Service. A number of these cases were prosecuted at the Federal level.

 

While participating in a Crime Suppression initiative in the Liberty City area, Jeff was wounded by gunfire and recieved the Purple Heart, one of the Miam-Dade Police Departments highest honors.

 

Throughout his career Jeff has attended numerous gang-related training seminars and has received extensive training in interviews and interrogation techniques, crime scene investigations, robbery and homicide investigations as well as general law enforcement and weapons training.

 

Before embarking on his career with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Jeff served honorably in the United States Air Force. During this time he acted as a Security Police Investigator at Homestead Air Force Base where he conducted a wide-range of investigations.

 

 

Detective Lewis teaches Conducting Gang-Related Murder Investigations for HomicideTraining.com.

 

 

 

Officer Pam Harris

Pam Harris is a certified Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association for Identification. She began her law enforcement career with the Boston Police Department in 1994. In 2001, Officer Harris was transferred to the department's Crime Scene Response Unit.  She has processed countless crime scenes of all natures, including but not limited to homicides, suicides, shootings, stabbings, robberies and burglaries. Some of her noteworthy cases include the Boston Bombing and the Craig's List Murder.

Pam began teaching in 2010 when she was asked to become a Crime Scene Response Training Officer and Coordinator, where she remains today. In this role, she is responsible for developing curriculum, training materials, and lecture for crime scene processing, methodology, and application. Key elements of the training she provides are evidence recognition, preservation, documentation, and mock crime scenes. Course topics include, crime scene security, photography, videography, sketching, measurements, and note-taking. Additionally, Officer Harris is an adjunct instructor at the Boston Police Academy where she teaches Crime Scene Theory and Processing, a module designed for newly promoted detectives and supervisors. 

Due to Pam’s notable and exceptional experience, expertise and passion for crime scene processing, she was selected, in 2012 to serve on the Boston Police Department’s Homicide Advisory Committee. This committee was formed in response to a grant awarded to the Boston Police Department to address and improve clearance rates for homicides in the City of Boston.  As a member, Pam offered recommendations to refine the department's initial response to homicides and formulating policies and procedures for thorough and effective homicide crime scene processing.

Officer Harris holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Curry College. In addition, she has attended well over forty training seminars that include, but are not limited to, Crime Scene Processing, Conducting Death and Homicide Investigations, Latent Print Processing and Photography, Ten- Print Classification and Comparison, and Expert Witness Testimony.

Officer Harris teaches Processing the Homicide Crime Scene for HomicideTraining.com.

 

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