Investigative Genetic Genealogy For Law Enforcement - Nevada December 2021

Nothing is better than catching the perpetrator, helping to achieve justice for the victim, their family, friends and loved ones. Nothing is worse than having no suspects, no leads, no resources or time, and having no explanation other than, "We've done everything we can."

Easily go from "Whodunnit?" to "He or she did it!" using Genetic Genealogy. Through the remarkable use of DNA, technology and genealogy, it is possible to isolate a suspect and go from an "unknown suspect" (UNSUB) to a family name and possibly even the perpetrator themselves quickly and easily. It really is that simple. I'm living proof.

Instead of spending hours canvassing a neighborhood, talking to endless witnesses and fielding a multitude of fruitless hotline calls, let the DNA do the work for you.

Along with a complete genetic profile, the available technology and our training, you will have all the tools needed to locate your suspect pool or singular suspect in many times a matter of weeks, days or hours.

Our sixteen-hour live, in person training includes:

  • The background on genetics and genealogy and how it applies to these cases
  • Locating, identifying and understanding the technology needed
  • Hands-on training working with real DNA profiles and genealogy data
  • A workbook with cheat sheets, check lists and shortcuts
  • Information on and assistance with available grants
  • Laboratory information
  • Information on funding assistance for testing

How Do I Attend?

Our class is held in person, over two days, so that you have time to absorb the lessons and implement it on your own, in our practical exercises and in your active cases, outside of class. We then discuss your findings and build upon what you have learned.

As a bonus, to continue building your skills, we have a private law enforcement only group specific for this training, where you can ask questions, speak with other investigators and your instructor, while further honing your skills as you work your cases.

Why Take This Class?

There are way too many cases going unsolved. With biological evidence and a genetic profile you CAN get suspects and narrow your focus. Why would you not, when DNA can lead the way?

Why This Instructor?

Because I have been in your position. As a major case detective, I too was tasked with figuring it all out. Usually with little to no information. Statistics count and so does getting justice for your victims.

I didn't choose to learn DNA and genetic genealogy, it chose me when I found out that almost my entire family was not as I had known it. I had to start from scratch and over close to 5 years, I've immersed myself in everything genetics, genealogy and have developed the quickest way to the results - be it my family or your suspect.

I am able to take something that was totally devastating and turn it into something amazing, continuing my passion for law enforcement and making a difference. Enroll today to join me on that path to clear more cases and catch more people.

Class Dates

December 2nd - 3rd, 2021 Lake Tahoe/Reno Nevada

Our Location

Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, the Lake Tahoe/Reno area offers plenty of adventure outside of learning. Our class will be held in Gardnerville, Nevada at the base of the Sierra and a short drive down the mountain. When not in class, you will have the option of Casinos, Shows, Lakeside Sports, Winter Sports and Activities, Rockhounding, Trailblazing and more.

Hotel Rates

Hotel rates are varying from $49 per night to $129 per night depending on your preference for atmosphere and area. Gardnerville and Minden, Nevada are closest with that small town feel, while South Lake Tahoe awaits with the glitz and glamour of Vegas without all the hoopla! There is also a plethora of AirBnB and VRBO options. After the class, enjoy the weekend in historic Virginia City, Carson City and the Carson Valley and Reno.


Flights will be into Tahoe Reno International and a rental car is recommended. 

Your Instructor

Christine combines her personality and experience in her consulting, educational, and entrepreneurial endeavors. She is a retired police detective and sergeant and IADLEST Certified law enforcement trainer. She is the owner of, and supervisory investigator for, Strategic Intelligence Services PLLC, a global full-service private investigative agency located in Arizona. Christine is a qualified Expert Witness in the area of police policy, procedure and culture. 

She combines a love for her work and charitable causes in Help Solve The Case, which donates investigative resources to review, investigate, and solve cold cases, wrongful convictions and DNA and genetic genealogy cases. Christine worked as a police officer in South Florida, in the positions of officer, detective and sergeant. Christine worked with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Posse instructing, as one of the DUI Task Force Coordinators, as part of the Dignitary Protection Team, and facilitating interstate prisoner transport. 

Christine was a Board Director for Dress For Success of NE Florida and supported the Humane Society of NE Florida. Christine holds a Master's Degree in Business Organizational Management, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology and has completed over 200 continuing education classes. Christine consults in both the business and criminal justice areas and she relishes the chance to tell a good story or provide technical expertise. 

In 2016 Christine was featured as a guest speaker on marketing for the Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators (AALPI), in 2014 a featured investigator for Investigation Discovery ID TV, and she also enjoyed her on screen role as a police officer in The Maddening, a motion picture starring Burt Reynolds and Angie Dickenson.

Class Fee $997 per person. 

Group discounts are available.