The Homicide Investigators of Texas is a Non-Profit organization composed of City, County, State and Federal Police Officers, as well as Forensic professionals and Prosecutors in and around the State of Texas actively involved in Homicide investigations. This association of professionals has been organized to work collectedly to bring murderers to Justice, as well as provide continuing education to those involved in the investigation and prosecution of the most severe crime against Humanity, that being the murder of another person.
Every year, the Homicide Investigators Of Texas Will give away scholarships to children of active members. This year I have ben contacted by Cash America and they have pledged two (2) $500.00 scholarships. I encourage to have your children to apply for these scholarships.
The winner is announced during the conference. The scholarships are provided by The Homicide Investigators of Texas and Cash America, get those applications in!
Members are now able to pay for Life and Regular memberships through Pay Pal.
In addition members can pay their annual dues and conference fees.
When paying your fees please indicate your name, TCLEOSE PID number and your agency
Founder Leland Wood and the Executive Board would like to thank you for your continued support.
The Homicide Investigators of Texas is a non profit agency, if you need our Tax number for a donation click here
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Well another conference has come and gone! This years conference was held in San Antonio and by all appearance was a great success. We will be returning to San Antonio in 2016 with preliminary subjects such as Court Room Testimoney, Practical Homicide Investigation, Ethics in Homicide Investigation and the annual Legal Updates. The board of the Homicide Investigators of Texas is dedicated to providing the best training we can for a low cost to agencies. We depend on your input to help us develop our agenda. I urge you to stay in touch with our Facebook page and any suggestions or questions you have post them there, myself or a Secretary Troy Luecke will respond to these questions and provide other board members the suggestions you submit. Even though the conference is over this year does not mean we are not working on next year, I look forward to your comments. We will be at the Drury Plaza again for the next four years with the amenities they offer, the Board feels this best serves our members. I would request you keep in mind, if you feel your agency would like to host the Conference to contact our Secretary at email firstname.lastname@example.org. Troy will provide you with a bid packet and answer any questions you should have.
Again, the entire Executive Board and the Conference Committee thank you for your continued support and look forward to serving you in the upcoming years.
God Bless you and remain safe,
Speakers for the 2016 HIT Conference.
The 2016 HIT Conference will open up this year with Murray Newman instructing on the topic of Court Room Testimony. Murray Newman is a former Assistant District Attorney for Harris County District Attorney's
Office and has been practicing law since 1999. Mr.Newman will be addressing the areas Detectives are vulnerable and areas of your investigation he looks at to attack as a Defense Attorney.
The second day will be instructed by Sgt. Rudy Flores on the topic of Practical Homicide Investigations. Rudy Flores is a 32 year veteran in Law Enforcement and a Texas Ranger in the Major Crimes Response Team as a Team Leader. He will be joined by Sgt. Nick Webb. Sgt. Webb is retired from the Palestine Police Department and is a Crime Scene Specialist. This instruction will focus on protocols and procedures, scene entry, protection, and control, coordination of the investigation, use of team concept approach to complex cases and evidence coordination. The instruction will include major cases, homicide, police involved shootings, high profile cases and sensitive incidents.
The following day will be instruction on Ethics in Homicide Investigation instructed by Sgt. Brian Harris of the Houston Police Department. Sgt. Harris is an awesome speaker that you will not want to miss. Brian Harris is with the Houston Police Department and is a member of the Houston Police Department Homicide Unit. He is an excellent speaker that promotes an interactive class discussion featuring cases and the strategic investigative decisions made in the cases.. His speaking abilities are the reason that the Homicide Investigators of Texas continue to ask him to speak at our conferences. Sgt. Brian Harris has recently accepted the position as the Training Coordinator for the Homicide Investigators of Texas.
There will be a block of instruction for the 2016 Legal Update. This instructors will be Katherine McDaniel from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.