Virginia Homicide Investigators Association

The VHIA is presenting a five day BASIC HOMICIDE SCHOOL hosted by the Fairfax County Police Department. 

The course dates are April 24-28, 2017 at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy located at 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.  The course will include instruction on the responsibilities of the homicide detective during various types of death investigations, advances in evidence processing, forensic taphonomy (physiological effects after death), altered/staged scenes, wound pattern analysis, crimes scene analysis, and case presentations.  The case presentations include the murders of Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, Vanessa Pham, and Andrea Crew.  The classes are taught by current homicide detectives and professionals involved in death investigations.  The course is designed for new and future homicide detectives. 

The course is free to active VHIA members.  Seating is limited.  Please contact Brenda Winter at by sending her your name, rank, current assignment, agency name, and contact number if you are interested in attending.  Attendees will be notified by email if a seat if available for them.  Hotel accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the attendees.
Detective Chris Flanagan
VHIA Training Director