Joe started his career in Alameda County
Sheriff's department and after five years left to continue his forensic and law enforcement investigation efforts at the state level. He continues to respond to criminal investigations to
help local agencies with their investigative needs. From burglary to arson to homicide… body dump sites, grave exhumations and mutilations… bloodshed, bullets and
reconstruction; these became the focus of interest from the start… up to the present.
Joe is not satisfied with “state of the art”… there are always ways to improve. He has varied interests within scene and criminal
investigations. His primary focus is to make crime reconstruction an integral part of every investigation and every suspect interview…from murder to burglary! His personal goal is to help
as many others as possible develop the skills to “read evidence” and interact with suspects from a position of knowledge of the scene.
Joe been an instructor in crime scene investigation for over 30 years and has contributed to the training of over 8,000 line officers, detectives, CSI team members, DA’s, Medical
Examiners, Coroners and pathologists both in and outside of the United States. He has been instrumental in the creation of multi-disciplinary response teams comprised of sworn and
scientific personnel in agencies throughout the United States. In addition to his ongoing responsibilities to law enforcement and forensic scientists, Joe is presently advising law enforcement
agencies in developing response protocols to homicide, officer involved shootings and complex investigations.
Joe is a dedicated teacher, who is constantly updating his material to incorporate new technologies, supreme court decisions and new laws. Students from throughout the world have
attended his programs .Over 8,000 officers have attended his courses and expanded their awareness at the crime scene; to observe, interpret, reconstruct and ultimately to find the evidence
to convict the guilty or exhonerate the innocent.
He has lectured at numerous seminars, Universities, professional associations and policing agencies throughout the United
States. He was the invited speaker at the founding meeting of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction in Oklahoma City. He has been active in the California Homicide Investigator's
Association and is a memeber of the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists, the International association of Blood Pattern Interpretation and the Accociation of Crime Scene Reconstruction.
He has testified in many areas of investigation as an expert, but finds particular interest in reconstruction, major scene logistics,
bloodshed interpretation, exhumations, bullet and weapon reconstruction, the most complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, and in the “Old and Cold” homicide investigations.
Joe is frequently contacted by active law enforcement agents for those “quick questions” … and for the more detailed inquiries as
well... without charge. As an active forensic investigator, his commitment to serving California as well as law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, is the central focus of his
knowledge and dedication. 24/7 whenever you have a need.