Dolan Consulting Group - Basic Crime Scene Investigation Instructors

Director Linda R. Netzel, Kansas City Missouri Police Crime Laboratory

Linda R. Netzel received a B.S. in Chemistry with emphasis in Criminalistics from Metropolitan State College of Denver, in 1991. She has twenty-three years of forensic experience and is currently the director of the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory.

Prior to becoming the Director, she was a criminalist in the DNA and trace evidence sections of the laboratory. Additionally, Netzel has extensive homicide crime scene experience and instructs crime scene investigators on crime scene reconstruction and physical evidence collection and preservation. She has been published in Forensic Science International Genetics, the Journal of Emergency Nursing and CRC Press.

Netzel is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists and the American Board of Criminalistics.

Captain Paul W. Luster, Commander Crime Scene Investigation Section, Kansas City Missouri Police Dept.

Paul Luster is a 19-year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department currently holding the rank of Captain. He brings a unique blend of professional experience to the classroom having served assignments in patrol, investigations, and administration bureaus. In addition to his regular duties, he instructs leadership and communications courses on a regular basis.

Students enjoy Captain Luster’s humble approach, humor, and ability to engage the class throughout training courses. Captain Luster continuously researches current topics and trends and incorporates them into training opportunities. He emphasizes the importance of effective communication and how it plays a significant role in the many facets of policing.

Throughout his career, Captain Luster has received numerous awards and commendations including the department’s Certificate of Commendation, Meritorious Service Award, and Special Unit Citation. Captain Luster graduated magna cum laude from Park University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and holds several specialty instructor certifications. He has been published in the topic of effective communications in policing. Captain Luster is currently assigned as the Commander of the Crime Scene Investigation Section for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.

Kevin Winer, Chief Criminalist, Kansas City Missouri Police Crime Laboratory

Kevin Winer received a B.S. in Chemistry and in Honors Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. Kevin is a 19-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory and currently serves as the Chief Criminalist Supervisor of the Trace Evidence Section. He has extensive experience in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis.

Kevin is currently the Chair of the bloodstain pattern analysis research task group within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees on Forensic Science (OSAC). He routinely responds to major crimes scenes and directs trace evidence collection as well as bloodstain pattern documentation.

Robert Fields, CSI Supervisor, Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Robert Fields received a B.S degree in Biology from the University of Central Missouri and a M.S. degree in Forensic Science from National University. Rob has eleven years of crime scene experience and is currently a Crime Scene Supervisor with the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory. He is a member of the American Association of Forensic Science, the International Association of Identification, and the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.

Robert has also been an adjunct professor for the Metropolitan Community Colleges and Rockhurst University, teaching a variety of subjects including Crime Scene Investigation (Basic and Advanced), Forensic Photography, Death Investigation, and Criminal Investigation.

Course & Location Date Time
Basic Crime Scene Investigation - Dolan Consulting Group 03/30/20-
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Details