Celestina Rossi

EDUCATION
1992-1995: Casper College Casper, WY – Associates Degree in Business Administration

CURRENT POSITION
1997 – Present Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Conroe, TX
Crime Scene Investigator 2002 – present

The duties of a Crime Scene Investigator relates to physical evidence found at a crime scene. I analyze and document that evidence by photography, video, and diagrams. Another duty is to properly collect and preserve that evidence. When not at a crime scene I work in the crime lab analyzing and processing evidence from crime scenes which include latent print processing and comparisons.

2000 – 2002 Patrol on evening shift (2P – 10P)

1999 – 2000 Detention Deputy in the Jail on night shift (7P – 7A) assigned to Female Booking

1997 – 2000 Communications

COURT QUALIFIED EXPERT

Latent Print Examiner (2005)

Bloodstain Pattern Analyst (February 2007)

Muzzle to Target Distance Determination (February 2007)

Crime Scene Reconstruction (August 2009)

Shooting Incident Reconstruction (April 2010)

LICENSE

Basic Jailer – 1996

Basic Peace Officer – 1999

Intermediate Peace Officer – 2004

Advanced Peace Officer – 2009

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

    Bloodstain:

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Level I – Feb 3-7, 2003
Instructor: Bob Henderson at DPS Austin

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Level II – Apr 14-18, 2003
Instructor: Bob Henderson at DPS Austin

Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Level III – Oct 11-15, 2004 Instructor: Bob Henderson in Canyon, TX

Examination of Bloodstained Clothing – August 7-13, 2005
Instructor: Tom Griffen, Mike Van Stratton in Dallas, TX
Courtroom Demonstrative Aid for Bloodstain August 7 – 13, 2005
Instructor: Craig Moore, Ontario Canada in Dallas, TX
Bloodstain Pattern Symposium August 25 – 27, 2009
Coordinator: Mike Van Stratton in Ames, IA
Quality Assurance Bloodstain Pattern Analysis November 17-20, 2009
Instructor: LeeAnn Singley in Ames, IA
Bloodstain Symposium August 17 – 19, 2010
Coordinator: LeeAnn Singley in Ames, IA
SWGSTAIN Spring Meeting April 4 – 8, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah
SWGSTAIN Fall Meeting November 6 – 11, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah

   Latent Fingerprints:

Basic Fingerprint Comparison Jan 20-24, 2003
Instructor: Judith Miller at DPS Austin
Intermediate Latent Friction Ridge Comparison June 2-6, 2003
Instructor: C. Richardson and Debbie Benningfield at DPS Austin
Advanced Latent Friction Ridge Comparison July 21-25, 2003
Instructor: C. Richardson and Debbie Benningfield at DPS Austin
Techniques of Developing Latent Prints Feb 17-19, 2003
Instructor: Charles Parker at DPS Austin
Latent Fingerprint Photography Aug 11-15, 2003
Instructor: FBI Special Agent Bob May at DPS Austin
Advanced Palm Print Comparison Techniques July 14-16, 2004
Instructor: Ron Smith in Carrollton, TX

   Photography:

Low Light and Night Photography Oct 8-10, 2003
Instructor: Chris Duncan at Houston Police Department
Crime Scene Photography – Basic, Advanced and Digital July 26-30, 2004 Instructor: Chris Duncan at Montgomery County Training Academy
Forensic Photography for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
April 6, 2004 at Montgomery County Training Academy
Basic/Advanced Diagramming and 3D Animation for Crime Scene Investigators December 11-14, 2007
Instructor: Mike Kennedy, CEO Visual Statement in Conroe, TX

Additional Classes and Conferences:

Skeletal Death Investigation – Basic and Advanced May 19-23, 2003
Instructor: David Glassman in Sugarland, TX

Courtroom Testimony Techniques July 12-13, 2004
Instructor: Ron Smith in Carrollton, TX

Crime Scene Reconstruction Aug 30-Sep 3, 2004
Instructors: R. Gardner and T. Bevel in Mesquite, TX

Crime Scene Reconstruction Workshop – Tom Bevel
Corpus Christi, TX June 18th, 2006

Intermediate Crime Scene Reconstruction July 17-20, 2007
Co-Instructor with Christine Ramirez, The Woodlands, TX

Crime Scene Reconstruction II May 14th – 18th, 2007
Instructors: R Gardner and T. Bevel in Norman, OK

Death Investigation and Pathology of Homicide Apr 22-24, 2003
Sponsored by Southern Institute of Forensic Science in Houston, TX

Sexual Related Deaths and Violent Crime Scene Investigation Apr 12-14, 2005 Sponsored by Southern Institute of Forensic Science in Houston, TX
Hard Evidence: The Role of Bones and Teeth in Death Investigations

Instructors: H. Gill-King, Frank Saul, Robert Williams, Mark Ingraham
August 7-12, 2005 in Dallas, TX

Advances and Technology in Violent Crime Scene Reconstruction April 3-4th, 2007 Sponsored by Southern Institute of Forensic Science in Houston, TX

Shooting Reconstruction March 22-23, 2006 sponsored by Forensic Training Services Inc. Instructor: Rex T. Plant

Processing and Reconstructing Shooting Crime Scenes December 8th – 12th, 2008 Instructor: Matt Noedel of Noedel Scientific in Norman, OK

Advanced Practical Homicide October 27th – 31st, 2009
Instructor: Vernon Geberth, Tom Bevel in Houston, TX

Cold Case Seminar February 23rd – 26th, 2010
Sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the US Department of Homeland Security in San Diego, CA

Actual Innocence: Establishing Innocence or Guilt March 8th – 10th, 2010
Sponsored by The Center for American and International Law In Plano, TX

Basic Instructors Course #1014 October 4 – 8th, 2010
Instructors: Cpl. David Blevins and Det. Zac Armstrong

New Braunfels Police Department, New Braunfels, TX
Forensic Entomology October 6th – 10th, 2009, Sponsored by TEEX in Bryan, TX Instructor: Dr. Tomberlin

Homicidal Drowning August 24-25th, 2010 Instructor: Andrea Zaseres
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Conroe, TX

Skeletal Death Investigation December 13 – 17th, 2010
Instructor: Dr. Michele Hamilton, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference Galveston, TX June 19-22, 2003

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – Wichita Falls, TX June 23-27, 2004

International Association for Identification’s 90th International Educational Conference in Dallas, TX August 7-12, 2005

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – Corpus Christi, TX June 15-18, 2006

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – San Antonio, TX June 12-15, 2007

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – Sugar Land, TX June 11-15, 2008

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – Fort Worth, TX June 10 – 14, 2009

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – Round Rock, TX June 14 – 18, 2010

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification – Educational Conference – The Woodlands, TX June 8th & 9th, 2011

International Association for Identification’s 96th International Educational Conference in Milwaukee, WI August 8-12, 2011

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts Educational Conference in Milwaukee, WI October 3-7th, 2011

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

International Association for Identification (IAI)

Texas Division of the International Association for Identification (TDIAI)

Secretary of the Division: 2006 – Present

Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR)

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA)

Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility (STAFSF)

Sam Houston State University
Operations Committee Board Member

INSTRUCTION:
Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (40 hour) in San Antonio, TX July 27th – July 31st, 2009
Forensic Technician Course (40 hour) in Lubbock, TX August 10th – August 14th, 2009
Forensic Technician Course (80 hours) in Pflugerville, TX April 26th – May 7th, 2010
Forensic Technician Course (40 hour) in College Station, TX November 8 – 12th, 2010
Crime Scene Investigation (40 hour) in Cedar Park, TX December 6 – 10th, 2010
Forensic Technician Course (40 hours) in Uvalde, TX February 28th – March 4th, 2011
Crime Scene Investigation (40 hours) in Cedar Park, TX May 16th -20th, 2011
Crime Scene Investigation for the Forensic Teacher (10 hours) Sam Houston State University – July, 2011
Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes (40 hours) in College Station, TX December 5 – 9th, 2011
Courtroom Demonstrative Training for the Department of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The Woodlands, TX December 12 – 14th, 2011
PRESENTATIONS:
Making a Visual Impact in the Courtroom – The Jessica Hays Story Texas Division of the IAI – June 2009
Sam Houston State University – 2009

Bloodstain Symposium – Ames, IA August, 2009
Texas A&M University – 2009

Use of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Demonstrative Aids in the Courtroom
Bloodstain Symposium – Ames, IA August 2010

Dedicated Reconstruction Room for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Scientific Working Group of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts – Salt Lake City, UT April, 2011

The Value of the Alternate Light Source at a Crime Scene
The International Association of Identification – Milwaukee, WI August, 2011

GUEST LECTURER
Sam Houston State University – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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