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  • WORK EXPERIENCE | Scott Mark

    Work Experience Continue Continue Aug 2020 - Current Day Aug 2019 - Current Day May 2019 - Oct 2019 Apr 2017 - May 2019 Apr 2008 - Aug 2019 May 2004 - Apr 2008 Organization: CDI College Position: Law Enforcement Foundations Instructor Description: Instructor for courses in the Law Enforcement Foundations Diploma Program. As well as updating curriculum for current courses in program. ​​ Organization: Bow Valley College Position: Lead Law Enforcement Instructor Description: Primary instructor for all Law Enforcement related courses offered as part of the Justice Studies Diploma Program. As well as course designer for updating current, or developing new courses for the program. ​​ Organization: Bow Valley College Position: Subject Matter Expert Description: Contracted as a Forensic Expert and curriculum designer to create a new JUST 2104: Introduction to Forensic Science course for the program. Organization: Bow Valley College Position: Casual Instructor Description: Sessional instructor for any Law Enforcement related courses offered as part of the Justice Studies Diploma Program Organization: Calgary Police Service Position: Sworn Police Officer Description: Varied duties based upon position held Feb 2015 – Aug 2019 - Forensic Crime Scenes Unit Duties of a Forensic Identification Specialist: Crime Scene examination, photography, exhibit collection and processing, fingerprint identification. Also acted as a supervising Sgt for the teams, as well as administrative Sgt for the Unit, for extended periods of time, as needed. Position also involved operational deployments to Saskatchewan and Nunavut for ongoing investigations. ​ As a member of the Forensic Crime Scenes Unit specifically. I attended in excess of 1,500 requests for assistance, and over 100 of those were major scene investigations. In my time as a forensic specialist, I located in excess of 900 friction ridge impressions at crime scenes or on evidence, and have made more than 800 friction ridge individualizations specifically. My individualizations were composed of deceased identifications and friction ridge impression files for active investigations. In order to complete friction ridge identifications and eliminations for casework, I have completed over 12,000 fingerprint comparisons in casework alone, and tens of thousands more in training. ​ Feb 2014 - Feb 2015 - Interpretive Centre/YouthLink . Seconded to develop and create forensic display for Police Museum and interactive forensic programming as part of the instructional program. ​ Nov 2009 – Feb 2014 - Forensic Crime Scenes Unit Duties of a Forensic Identification Specialist: Crime Scene examination, photography, exhibit collection and processing, fingerprint identification ​ May 2008 – Oct 2009 - District Two Patrol General Police Duties – First responder to calls for service. As a member of the Calgary Police Service in Patrol specifically, I attended thousands of requests for assistance. ​ Apr 2008 – May 2008 - Police Recruit Training Attended Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre for Experienced Officer training to transition to the Calgary Police Service. Organization: Canadian Forces - Military Police Position: NCM - Military Police Officer Description: Varied duties based upon position held Feb 2005 – Apr 2008 Police/Military Duties Location: 4 Wing Cold Lake Duties: First responder to calls for Military Police service, follow up investigations and operational deployments to Inuvik, and Barbados, as required. As a member of the 4-Wing Military Police specifically. I attended hundreds of requests for assistance, as well as conducted Canada Customs clearance for Canadian Forces Personnel returning from overseas. ​ Jul 2004 – Feb 2005 - CF Military Police Academy Location: CFB - Borden Military Police Recruit Training (QL-3) ​ May 2004 - Jun 2004 - Basic Military Qualification Location: CFB - St. Jean Sur Richelieu Basic Military Qualification Course (QL-1) ​ ​

  • TRAINING | Scott Mark

    Police Training & Conferences *Education Specific Training Can be Found in Teaching Portfolio * Continue Continue Nov 2018 Jun 2018 May 2018 Oct 2017 Sep 2016 Oct 2015 Apr 2015 Sep 2014 Oct 2013 Nov 2011 Oct 2011 Sep 2011 Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 Mar 2010 Nov 2009 - Jan 2010 May 2009 Mar 2009 May 2007 Mar 2007 Feb 2007 - Mar 2007 Oct 2006 Apr 2005 First Responder Terrorism Awareness Program – Facilitator Course Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: Instructed by R.C.M.P. National Security Enforcement Section (NSES) Training to facilitate the CTIO course through enhanced knowledge regarding the content, as well as focus on instruction strategies and methods. Counter Terrorism Information Officer (CTIO) Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: Instructed by R.C.M.P. National Security Enforcement Section (NSES) Training for first responders on identification of potential indicators of terrorist activity Golden Triangle Conference - Sudden Death Investigation Location: Edmonton, Alberta Description: Hosted by Office of the Alberta Chief Medical Examiner, & Edmonton Police Service Conference in which presentations were made by Police, Medical Examiner, and Forensic investigators on a variety of topics and case studies to enhance understanding of sudden death investigations. Fracture Examinations Workshop Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: Mr. John Vanderkolk, of Unique Forensics, provided an introduction into the qualitative quantitative source determination of unique impressions, images and objects. Theory and hands on examinations following the ACE-V methodology studying the repeatable and unique features of broken, torn, separated or cut objects to ascertain if they had once been connected to and a part of each other. The course provides and enhanced understandings into making a judgement if items had at one time formed a continuous object based on the quality and quantity, levels of clarity and measurements of the repeatable and unique features Canadian Identification Society (CIS) 39th Annual Education Conference Location: Edmonton, Alberta Description: Hosted by Edmonton Police Service, this educational conference is designed to ensure members of the CIS stay up-to-date with issues and trends for forensic specialists, as well as opportunities to expand their knowledge base on a variety of forensic fields of study and technologies. Bloodstain Pattern Recognition Course Location: Edmonton, Alberta Description: Instructed by Cst. Nancy Allen #1899 of the Edmonton Police Service, this 40-hour course provided instruction on history, pattern recognition and the creation of basic bloodstain patterns, bloodstain measurement and area of origin determinations and an introduction to the basic principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. ParaDNA Screening & Intelligence System Training Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: This three-day training covered the theory, application, and validation of the ParaDNA screening and intelligence systems, for use by the Calgary Police Service. This training qualified me to use as well as train others to use the technology. Analysis of Distortion in Latent Fingerprints Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: This two-day workshop focused on the Analysis phase of the ACE-V process as it pertains to the various factors, with an emphasis on skin deformation, that contribute to distortion of latent fingerprints. The course required a detailed review and discussion of the following factors and their effects on latent fingerprints: skin conditions; residue (matrix); surface (substrate); development technique; and mechanics of touch. As well there was a detailed review and discussion on analysis of: deposition pressure; wobble; horizontal and vertical shearing stress; torque (rotation); pressure changes during shearing stress or rotation; and combined shearing stress and rotation. Expert Witness Course Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: A course taught by Jonathan Hak, Crown Prosecutor, in order to provide knowledge and information regarding curriculum vitae development and maintenance, legal requirements to be declared an expert witness, familiarity with the court experience for expert witness, and questioning techniques used in direct and cross examination of an expert witness. Forensic Light Source and Chemical Technique Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: This course provided theoretical and practical experience with chemical techniques and forensic light sources used to locate DNA, fingerprints and other evidence in a variety of crime scene settings. Fire and Forensic Identification Course Location: Trochu, Alberta Description: This course provided theoretical information and practical experience, from a forensic identification perspective, on how to deal with fire scenes, including approach, note taking, photography, evidence handling & collection, contamination and court. Forensic Entomology & Forensic Anthropology Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: This course provided theoretical and practical experience in the area of Forensic Entomology & proper collection techniques, as well as theory in the area of Forensic Anthropology, specifically collection, analysis and interpretation of human skeletal remains at crime scenes Forensic Identification Course Location: Canadian Police College - Ottawa, ON Description: This 8 week course consisted of photographic theory combined with practical exercises in relation to crime scene photography, recording and plan drawing. Crime scene examination & trace evidence collection techniques. Fingerprint pattern recognition, friction ridge skin structure, fingerprint development and enhancement, fingerprint photography, ridgeology, quantitative-qualitative friction ridge analysis, fingerprint comparison report writing, fingerprint charts, fingerprint presentation and palm print comparison. During this eight-week course I compared and identified fingerprints in controlled situations for assessment purposes. I made 116 fingerprint identifications with standard fingerprint cards of 120 suspects (1200 fingerprints). The scientific principles and experience in physical comparison and matching Forensic DNA Evidence Location: Online - Canadian Police Knowledge Network Description: This course provides police officers involved in the investigation of criminal offences including serious violent crimes, sexual crimes, and other major crimes in which Forensic DNA evidence may be utilized with a comprehensive understanding of the DNA warrant provisions of the Criminal Code, Case law, and evidence collection issues. Forensic Crime Scenes Unit Secondment Location: Calgary Police Service Description: During a two month secondment with the Forensic Crime Scenes Unit, I received training and experience completing the day-to-day duties of a permanent Forensic Crime Scenes Unit constable, including crime scene examination and photography, fingerprint examination, DNA collection and fingerprint identification Friction Ridge Identification Course Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: This 40-hour course consisted of basic theory in the areas listed below: History of friction ridge identification, Methodology of friction ridge identification, embryology, Court testimony and legal challenges, Palm print identification. During this one week course I compared and identified fingerprints in controlled situations for assessment purposes. I made 30 fingerprint identifications with standard fingerprint cards of 50 suspects (500 fingerprints). Assistant Crime Scene Examiner Location: Calgary, Alberta Description: This 40-hour course covered the theory behind friction ridge pattern interpretation, comparison and identification, as well as crime scene approach and exhibit handling. This course consisted of theoretical and practical exercises in photography and fingerprint development. Collecting DNA Samples Location: CFB Borden, Ontario Description: This course p rovided information and skills necessary to qualify according to Section 487.05(2)(b)(i) CC or Section 487.056(3) CC as amended by the DNA Identification Act, as a peace officer able by virtue of training to collect samples for the purpose of DNA analysis. Intoxilyzer 400D Calibrator & 5000c Technician Course Location: Edmonton, Alberta Description: This 80 hour course provided training and experience in the scientific theory behind the intoxilyzer instruments, calibration of the Intoxilyzer 400D instrument, procedures required for use of Intoxilyzer 5000C as a technician and all related documentation. Victims Services Coordinator Course Alberta Solicitor General Location: Edmonton, Alberta Description: This 40 hour course focused on the provision of victims services within a police organization. Collision Investigation - Level 2 Course Location: Cold Lake, Alberta Description: This 40 hour course taught techniques used to document and investigate as well as practical experience relating to the reconstruction and investigation of vehicle collisions. Canada Customs Clearance Qualification Location: Cold Lake, Alberta Description: This training session was provided by the Canada Border Services Agency, and provided a qualification for me to provide customs clearance to any military personnel who were returning from outside Canada.

  • CURRICULUM VITAE | Scott Mark

    Curriculum Vitae Scott Mark, PME, BSc, BFI Justice Studies Instructor he/him/his Email: smark@bowvalleycollege.ca A Bit About Me Over the years, I have been fortunate in the opportunities I've been provided and experiences I've gained. I began my professional career as a Police Officer, and over time became a Crime Scene Investigator, and Forensic Specialist. During my career as a Police Officer, in addition to being a part of a diverse and vast number of investigations as a Supervisor, a Primary Investigator, and in a variety of support roles. I was also extensively involved in the curriculum development and facilitation of training for investigators, as well as providing guest lectures, and seminars for the training and education at a variety of schools and other community organizations. My career has since evolved, and I’ve transitioned from practitioner to educator, working now as an Instructor with the Bow Valley College Justice Studies Program, as well as an instructor with the CDI College Law Enforcement Foundations Program. Throughout my career I've realized a passion for education, continuing my own learning, and helping others, in hopes of aiding them in finding and achieving their passions as well. Education Training Volunteer Work Experience Certification Achievements Let's Get Social Back to "About Me"

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