2019 Annual Training Conference

September 9th – 11th, 2019

$250 per attendee.

DoubleTree by Hilton:   175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Golf Outing – Kings Mill Golf Course – 2500 Berringer Road, Waldo, Ohio

Ohio NARCO Board would like to announce and welcome everyone to the 2019 NARCO Conference. We have some great trainings scheduled for you this year. One of the topics is the decades pursuit of a serial killer and how genealogy was used in his capture. Please see our agenda for more great trainings. We look forward to seeing the NARCO and OTFCA members on September 9-11, 2019

Topics to include:

Golden State Serial Killer

Using OSINT for Actual Intelligence

EPIC Presentation

Dark Web/Cyrpto Currency

and More! 

Featured Speakers

Paul Holes recently retired as a Cold Case Investigator after spending over 27 years working for the Sheriff  and District Attorney’s Offices during his tenure in Contra Costa County located in the Bay Area, California.  Specializing in cold case and serial predator crimes, Paul has extensive experience spanning 27 years applying investigative, behavioral, and forensic expertise in notable cases such as Zodiac, Golden State Killer, Laci Peterson, and Jaycee Dugard. Paul is frequently sought out by investigators to consult on the most complex and high profile cases and has played a part in putting several serial predators on Death Row such as Darryl Kemp, Joseph Naso, and Joseph Cordova Jr. 

As an FBI Task Force Officer, Paul teamed with FBI personnel and recently completed a 24 year pursuit by leading a small team, using innovative technology, that identified Joseph DeAngelo as the Golden State Killer, the most prolific and cunning serial predator in U.S. history. 

Paul has been interviewed on camera multiple times for both the Zodiac and Golden State Killer cases and was featured in Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over (Discovery/ID), Unmasking A Killer (CNN/HLN) and Mysteryquest: San Francisco Slaughter (The History Channel).

Paul has extensive training, experience, and expertise in the areas of Homicide/Sexual Assault Investigations, Cold Case Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation/Reconstruction, and numerous Forensic Science disciplines.  Paul is a dynamic speaker who delivers lectures and instruction on a variety of topics.

Stephen Kramer is an attorney with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its Los Angeles office.  He is responsible for legal matters in the FBI’s criminal and national security investigations.  He oversees the FBI’s investigative techniques and strategies that are used by investigators.  He has 24 years of experience in law enforcement, as FBI counsel, as a federal prosecutor and as a deputy district attorney.  He has prosecuted homicide cases, corporate fraud cases and national security cases.  

In 1993, he published a law review article on the use of DNA evidence in criminal trials which was used by the FBI and other jurisdictions looking to use DNA evidence.  Due to his interest in DNA related investigations, in 2013, Mr. Kramer became involved in the FBI’s investigation of the Golden State Killer.  Over the next several years, he and Paul Holes, the former chief of the Contra Costa County crime lab, developed a method to enter crime scene DNA into publicly available DNA databases in order to identify criminal offenders.  In 2018, Mr. Kramer was able to obtain and upload the Golden State Killer’s DNA to a public genealogy database.  Mr. Kramer and Mr. Holes led a team of investigators on a forensic genetic genealogy investigation which resulted in the arrest of Joseph James Deangelo in April 2018 as the alleged Golden State Killer. 

Michele Stuart has 28 years of investigative and training experience.  She formed JAG Investigations in 1997. Ms. Stuart’s area of expertise includes OSINT, counter intelligence, insurance fraud investigations, financial investigations, threat assessments, due diligence, organized retail crime, corporate and competitive intelligence. 

Ms. Stuart consults and trains federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the military intelligence communities and the financial and insurance industries in open source, social media and cyber security.  She has been an Instructor at Quantico (FBI Academy) for International training programs and was an Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia. 

In 2017, Ms. Stuart partnered with Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security creating a program “Keeping Kids Safe”, training administrators, principals, teachers, SRO’s and parents on the dangers of online and social media activity as well as the dangers of applications / cellular security.

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) James R. Reed was hired by DEA in 1987, reporting to the DEA Chicago Division Office upon graduation from Basic Agent Training Class 55. SAC Reed served in the Chicago office until 1990, at which time he transferred to the Springfield, Illinois, Resident Office.

In 1999, SAC Reed was promoted and served as a Group Supervisor at the Omaha District Office (DO). During his tenure at the Omaha DO, SAC Reed was instrumental in the formulation of the division-wide Retail Pseudoephedrine Initiative and the implementation of a response system, which greatly improved the quality of highway interdiction cases.

In 2003, SAC Reed was transferred to DEA Headquarters and served as an Inspector in the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). In 2006, SAC Reed was promoted to Senior Inspector, OPR, and was subsequently promoted to OPR Associate Deputy Chief Inspector in July 2008. While serving in OPR, SAC Reed was instrumental in the development and implementation of the DEA self-sealing evidence envelope for handling seized currency. In August 2009, SAC Reed was transferred to the Human Resources Division and served as the Deciding Official.

In April 2015, SAC Reed transferred to the Houston Division as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Laredo District Office. SAC Reed had direct oversight for the Laredo District Office, Eagle Pass Resident Office, and the Del Rio Post of Duty.

In June 2019, SAC Reed entered the Senior Executive Service as the Director of the El Paso Intelligence Center. SAC Reed is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice.

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

908 Devices

American Income Life

Atwell’s Police & Fire Equipment



LENS Equipment Company


TactiTrack GPS


Virtual Academy

Zinatt Technologies

Double Tree Hotel

Kings Mill Golf Club