Take your FIGG knowledge to the next level with this six-part series. 

This has been a banner year for forensic investigative genetic genealogy (FIGG). It seems that every week, investigators are using FIGG to close cases that appeared otherwise impossible to resolve. As the FIGG technology developer and the steward of GEDmatch and GEDmatch PRO, Verogen is dedicated to bringing quality training to law enforcement professionals who wish to solidify their knowledge in FIGG. This six-part webinar series is designed for law enforcement professionals who already have the foundational understanding of how FIGG works and it will take your knowledge to the next level.

In this six-part series attendees will learn:

  • How to choose and evaluate which lab to work with, including both public and private options
  • How to make sure your case remains prosecutable and advice from attorneys experienced with FIGG
  • How to navigate the public’s concern with privacy issues
  • The future of FIGG according to leading FIGG experts
  • The application of FIGG in long-term missing or unidentified persons and unresolved murder investigations
  • How to build a successful FIGG unit, minimize the risks and maximize the success in using FIGG to investigate crimes 

 

Coming up -

Episode 5: When to Pull the Trigger & Apply FIGG On Cold/Unresolved Case Investigations

Thursday, January 19th, 2023 |10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

  • Case criteria for applying FIGG
  • Subfields of death investigations relevant for FIGG application
  • Unique challenges for FIGG in cold/unresolved cases and how to overcome them
  • FIGG is a multidisciplinary practice and you’re in the driver seat

 

 

Speaker Biography
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Jason Moran

President JEMM Consulting

JEMM Consulting, LLC is a limited liability company organized in 2017 to provide consulting and training services  to individuals, businesses/associations, educational institutions, and government agencies on certain law enforcement subfields. Some of these subfields are 
missing/unidentified persons, death investigations, human identification, cold or unresolved cases, and death care industry incidents.

Jason P. Moran is the President of JEMM Consulting, LLC. Jason is also a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office where he has served for twenty-four (24) years. He currently holds the rank of Commander of Police. In that role, Jason leads the Forensic Services Initiative which is responsible for the investigation of human identification cases, complex deaths, cold missing person and homicide cases, and death care industry incidents. He has made local and national headlines for leading major investigations and closing several high-profile cold cases. Among these are the Chicago Burr Oak Cemetery Case, the probe into the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the identification of three (3) of the victims of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Jason has appeared in several news programs and has been featured in several documentaries. Recently, he has filmed two (2) separate, multiple part series on the Discovery ID channel called “Deadly Legacy” and “The Clown and the Candyman”. He also appeared in “Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes” which aired on Netflix in 2022.

Jason has completed in depth research and field work regarding the burial of Cook County’s Indigent, Unclaimed, and Unidentified. He has served the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as the Vice-Chairman of their Advisory Board and has assisted that office with several items like the proper handling of Unidentified Deceased Person cases. As a result of his investigations, Jason has worked with county and state officials in drafting legislation regarding public burials and certain forensic methods. He has formed a Forensic Archaeology Team and has conducted dozens of grave exhumations and inspections to include clandestine grave excavations.

Jason has received several notable awards for his work. Some of these are the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2012 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award, Cook County Crime Stoppers 2015 Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, and the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College 2017 Conference Service Award. He is trained in many investigative sub-categories like forensic archaeology, human/comparative osteology, human identification, and DNA evidence. Jason is an instructor and lecturer. He teaches Illinois’ Lead Homicide Investigator course and a Missing/Unidentified Person course. He has lectured at a 2017 FBI National Academy Regional Meeting, the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Expo, and a 2021 Unites States Department of Justice Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person Training. Jason has published several articles and presented several webinars for the National Police Foundation on various cold case topics. Recently, he was published in the 2021 issue of the Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice (DOJ Journal, formerly USA Bulletin) on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons – "Living in a Cruel Limbo", A Guide to Investigating Cold Missing Person Cases.

 

 

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