Instructor: Donald Snyder

No image available Biography: Detective Donald Snyder graduated from Truman State University in 1997 with a Bachelors in Justice Systems. He was then hired by the Overland Park, KS police Department in June 1997. He was a patrol officer from 1997 until the end of 2004. During that time, he served as an FTO, crisis negotiator, and extra duty as an Evidence Technician. In 2005, he transferred to the full-time Crime Scene Unit, where he currently serves. He started processing scenes involving stolen auto, burglary, and theft and has since worked his way up to robbery, sexual assault, and death scenes. He is now responsible for teaching the crime scene processing section of the JOCO Reginal Police Academy, post academy, Explorer's program, citizen's academy, a 40 hour in house Evidence Technician class for patrol officers, and does several talks and presentations for the area schools, Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations. Detective Snyder has been a member of the IAI (International Association of Identification) since 2004 and holds a Crime Scene Investigator Level 1 certification since 2003. He is also a member of the Kansas Chapter of the IAI since 2012.

Classes by this instructor


Intermediate Crime Scene Processing and Investigations
This 12-hour course is designed for patrol officers or detectives that would like to learn some more advanced methods of processing crime scenes. The class will focus on recovering fingerprints, pry marks, shoe tracks, and locating and collecting DNA. The methods that will be taught in the class are with products that would be affordable to any agency; therefore, limiting the need for expensive equipment.
August 22-23, 2023, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center