Assistant Director of Training
Mr. Barker joined the full time staff with the Institute Staff in January 1999 serving as the Criminal and Forensics Section Coordinator and Training Specialist. He was responsible for development and presentation of training programs in the Criminal and Forensic Investigations and Traffic Crash Investigations Sections, and has now accumulated nearly 29 years of Public Safety service.
His initial IPTM Instructor career began with IPTM in 1995 teaching Crime Scene Investigations as an Adjunct Instructor. His combined adjunct and fulltime training time with IPTM has resulted in training more than 10,000 IPTM Students conducting more than 650 Courses of Instruction. Mr. Barker regularly represents IPTM as a Conference Speaker at both Crash and Criminal Conference venues. Effective April 9, 2018, he assumed the position of Assistant Director of Training and oversees all IPTM training programs and instructors for the Institute.
Prior to January 1999, Mr. Barker was a Major Case Supervisor with the Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, Forensic Science Section, where he was directly involved with more than 400 Death Investigations. His responsibilities included shift personnel supervision, 24 hour Major Case Scene supervision, FTO Section Coordinator, and section Training Coordinator, responsible for the developing, planning, and scheduling of training for all section members.
Mr. Barker’s teaching background is extensive with over 25 years of professional instruction and training with various consulting companies and Universities to include: The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College Crime Scene Technologies Degree Program and Public Safety Criminal Justice Institute, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and IPTM as an adjunct instructor, beginning in 1995. His teaching experiences have extended throughout the United States in 37 States, Southern Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, as well as the Middle East.
Mr. Barker currently manages all of the training programs at IPTM and oversees the development of new courses.