- Registration begins at GTCC
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Police Department Demos
Local police and sheriff's departments demonstrate tools and equipment
- K-9 demonstrations
- Police vehicles on display
- Fire equipment, trucks on display
- Ambulance and other EMS equipment on display
- Dive team
- Emergency Response Team
*This is your chance to sit behind the wheel to see how things really work. Talk to the officers, firefighters, and paramedics. Have your questions answered.
10:30 - Noon
Why People Kill - Bill Lanning, Associate Professor of Criminology - GTCC faculty
- A fascinating workshop about why and how criminals justify their behavior, and how they choose their victims. Learn why the killers sometimes say:
The devil made me do it.
I can't help it, I was made that way.
I come from a broken home.
Everything I do, I learned from you.
If you call it a duck enough times it will quack.
Why me, Lord?
1:00 - 2:15
EMS workshop - Randy Yow
A first responder's take on murder scenes. Learn what they do, and how they do it. Do they have to wait for a detective's okay to enter the scene? Find out who's in charge, the M.E., the paramedic, or the cops?
Yes, you will be loading a body into the vehicle.
Fire Station Tour
Visit a real working fire station. See how the firefighters prepare their life-saving equipment. Meet the instructors who train the recruits.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Jonathan Hayes - Senior NYC Medical Examiner
7:00 - 9:00
Wine and cheese reception (cash bar)
Entertainment by Atlanta recording artist/author Stacy Allen. We may even talk Jeffery Deaver into bringing along his guitar to join in on the festivities!
Night Owl Session with Lee Lofland
A Wilted Rose: The Tina Mott Story
A story of love, death, and dismemberment. A walk-through journey of a real crime scene. Meet all the players - the loving victim and her friends, the killer's family, the couple's child, the tireless investigator who never gave up, a psychic, and the killer who thought he was too smart for the authorities.
Bring plenty of tissue. This one's a tear-jerker. Oh, you might want to leave a light on in your hotel room, too, because you'll be viewing real crime scene images.
- D.U.I. monitoring/alcosensor demo ongoing throughout the evening.