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Surviving a Serial Killer: From Victim to Valor

How to Get Away with Murder: Misdirection by Criminal Asphyxiation

Night Stalker: Richard Ramirez

Current Litigation Trends

Overdose Deaths: Who’s to Blame?

The 30 Year Hunt for the BTK Killer

Child Homicide Investigations

Trial Preparation: Through the ROCIC Looking Glass

Ghost Guns

*Topics subject to change

Sunday, August 15 3pm – 6pm Onsite Registration
Monday, August 16 7:30am – 9am Onsite Registration
9am – 5pm Opening Ceremony, State Intelligence Meetings & Presentations
Tuesday, August 17 8:30am – 5pm Presentations
Wednesday, August 18 8:30am – 3pm Presentations

*All times are Central Daylight Time*

Golden Nugget Hotel 

The group block is now completely FULL.

Though the group government rate is unavailable, guests may still book reservations at the regular hotel rate online by clicking here. Guests may call Reservations Department directly at 1-800-777-7568 for the regular hotel rate.

Check in: 4:00PM
Check out: 11:00AM

DISCLAIMER: The Golden Nugget Biloxi requires a first night’s deposit of room and tax, per room, to guarantee individual reservations.

Please be advised that the ROCIC room block at the Golden Nugget Hotel is full.


Overflow Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Biloxi
We secured a small amount of rooms at a nearby hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Biloxi- this block is now full. This hotel is located about 2.5 miles from the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino where the conference will be held.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Biloxi
940 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Other Hotels in the Area:

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Harrah Casino

Hyatt Place Biloxi 2.8 miles from Golden Nugget

Hampton Inn Biloxi Beach Boulevard

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

Palace Casino Resort

Additional Hotel and Transportation Information

Hotel Check-In and Check-Out:
Check In: 4pm CST | Check Out: 11 am CST


Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport – GPT

Distance: 21.5 miles

This hotel does not provide shuttle service

Louis Armstrong New Orleans – MSY

Distance: 102.7 miles

This hotel does not provide shuttle service

Mobile Regional Airport – MOB

Distance: 51.1 miles

This hotel does not provide shuttle service


Complimentary internet in guestrooms


Complimentary Garage Parking (included in daily resort fee)

Things to Do:

The Golden Nugget is located near many of the best Biloxi attractions the city has to offer.

Beauvoir (7.0 miles from hotel)

Biloxi Lighthouse (1.9 miles from hotel)

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum  (3.0 miles from hotel)

Mississippi Aquarium (14.0 miles from hotel)


Download 2021 30th Annual Homicide Agenda- Biloxi, MS


State POST Guidelines and Forms:

Oklahoma– Submit completed form after the conference to Online_Training_Report@cleet.state.ok.us

Download Oklahoma Report Of Training Form


Virginia– Submit completed form after the conference to picforms@dcjs.virginia.gov

Download August 2021 VA POST Form

Download Virginia Pic-2-form


West Virginia– Submit course certificate or course completion form to David Lee at david.m.lee@wv.gov

Things to Do:

  • Skal Axe Throwing
  • Finishline Performance Karting
  • Escape Family Entertainment Center
  • Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
  • Betsy Ann Riverboat
  • Biloxi Shrimping Trip
  • Lost Key Bar
  • Biloxi Lighthouse
  • MGM Park


  • Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
  • Dusti Bonge Art Foundation
  • Hurricane Katrina Memorial
  • Biloxi Brewing Company
  • Edgewater Mall
  • Deer Island
  • Beauvior
  • Old Brick House
  • Grass Lawn

The registration fee is $150 per attendee for ROCIC or RISS member agencies.
The registration fee for non-member agencies is $250 per attendee.
*Registration fee includes all ROCIC training sessions and information exchange.

Registration and payment are required prior to the training. All registration fees must be made by check or credit card and received by ROCIC no later than August 2nd to secure your spot at the conference. If payment is not received by August 2nd, you will be notified, and the spot will be cancelled or given to someone on the waiting list.

Refund policy: All refunds must be made in writing and received by August 14th to receive a full refund of registration fees. Please note that if you paid by credit card, the $6 processing fee per attendee for credit card payments is non-refundable. Please email Tammy Kittrell at tkittrell@rocic.riss.net with your refund request.

Registration payment can be made by credit card, check, or cash. If paying by credit card, payment link will be included with email confirmation and sent to the email address listed when registering. There is a $6 nonrefundable processing fee per attendee for all credit card payments. Please make all checks payable to “ROCIC” and forward to the following address:

ROCIC Training
Attn: 2021 Fall Membership Conference
545 Marriott Drive, Suite 850
Nashville, TN 37214

All registration fee payments must be received no later than: August 2nd, 2021. Include the names of those attending on all correspondence.
TAX ID# 62-1046640

Click here for Registration 

If you are unable to register online or need assistance, please email training@rocic.riss.net

*Attendees are responsible for lodging, meals and travel.

“ROCIC training and information sharing events are restricted to full time employed law enforcement and prosecutorial personnel, to include investigative and analytical support staff. Private security, contract, reserve, auxiliary, and part time employees are not eligible for attendance.


ROCIC and Biloxi Police Department are pleased to invite you and your company to take part by hosting a booth at the upcoming ROCIC 30th Annual Homicide Conference. ROCIC is expecting 350 attendees representing law enforcement agencies from all levels of government: municipal, county, parish, judicial district, state, and federal.
As an exhibitor, we would be honored to have you showcase your organization’s services and products. Your participation in this event is a chance for you to interact with other like-minded individuals, to exchange ideas and cultivate working relationships.

Vendor Letter Invite


ROCIC will be partnering with cohost, Biloxi Police Department, who will handle all vendor payments.

To register: http://register.rocic.com/vendor.aspx?coKey=1385

Follow up by mailing a copy of your registration confirmation along with your payment to:
Biloxi Police Department Reserves
Attn: Major Harold “Butch” Windom
170 Porter Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Make checks payable to Biloxi Police Department Reserves in the memo section write 2021 Fall ROCIC Conference. Credit card payments are not accepted.

For questions regarding vendor payments, please contact Major Harold “Butch” Windom by email at hwindom@biloxi.ms.us or by phone at (228) 348-8206.

Vendor fees will be refunded up to 10 days from the conference should ROCIC or Biloxi PD cancel the conference for any reason.

On Site Dining Options – Golden Nugget

  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • The Buffet
  • Lillie’s Asian Cuisine
  • Michael Patrick’s
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Starbucks

Off Site Dining Options

  • Saltgrass Steak House – 140 Beach Blvd
  • The Blind Tiger Biloxi Beach- 265 Beach Blvd
  • Margaritaville Restaurant (located in Margaritaville Resort Biloxi)
  • Doe’s Eat Place (In Margaritaville Resort Biloxi)
  • Magnolia House (In Harrah Casino)
  • Mignon’s Steaks and Seafood (in Palace Casino Resort)
  • Steak ‘n Shake (In Harrah Casino)
  • Half Shell Oyster House- 125 Lameuse Street
  • Mary Mahoney’s Old French House- 110 Rue Magnolia
  • The Mermaid Dive Bar- 709 Howard Ave
  • Patio 44- Biloxi- 124 Main street
  • Mugshots- 130 Main Street
  • Sal & Mookie’s- 110 Lameuse St
  • Adventures Pub & Spirits- 132 Lameuse St
  • Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach- 1763 Beach Blvd
  • The Reef- 1749 Beach Blvd
  • White Pillars Restaurant and Lounge- 1696 Beach Blvd
  • Woody’s Roadside Biloxi- 1894 Beach Blvd
  • Rena’s Deli- 131 Lameuse St
  • Rosetti’s Café- 895 Division St
  • Bonfire Restaurant- 273 Caillavet St
  • Le Café Beignet- 124 Lameuse St
  • Greenhouse Biloxi- 152 G E Ohr St
  • McElroy’s Harbor House- 695 Beach Blvd
  • Fillin Station- 692 Howard Ave, Biloxi

Where will conference registration be located?
Conference registration will be located in the Pre-Function Area outside of the Grand Ballroom located in the Golden Nugget Hotel.


Where will the general session be located?
All conference presentations will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Golden Nugget.


Will there be a networking reception?
TBD. This will be announced during the conference opening ceremonies.


Where will the state intelligence meetings be located?
These meeting will be held in various rooms and will be announced during the conference.


What dining options are available in the surrounding area?
There are several dining options on site as well as nearby restaurants.


What is the dress for the conference?
Attire for ROCIC conference may range from casual, to business casual, to professional dress according to the preference of the attendee and any policy from their agency.



Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

March 15, 2021

Chair Scott Deckard called the meeting to order. Chair Deckard gave an explanation of the Membership Meeting.

*Chair Deckard noted that the minutes from the August 24, 2020 Membership Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, are posted on the ROCIC Conference Website. Steven McCain made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Tommy Loving.  Unanimous.

Secretary Jeff Faries announced the following agencies were accepted for membership at the Board of Directors Meeting on March 14, 2021.

These agencies include:


  • Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville
  • Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland


  • Drew County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello


  • Baker County Sheriff’s Office, Macclenny
  • Edgewood Police Department, Edgewood
  • Winter Haven Police Department, Winter Haven


  • Clayton County Solicitor – General’s Office, Jonesboro
  • Grady County Sheriff’s Office, Cairo
  • Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkesville
  • Hogansville Police Department, Hogansville
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Wrightsville
  • Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper
  • Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Preston
  • S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Office of Inspector General – Atlanta, Atlanta


  • Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Eddyville
  • Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force, Ashland


  • Alexandria Fire Department – Arson Investigations, Alexandria


  • Coldwater Police Department, Coldwater
  • District Attorney’s Office 6th Judicial District, Natchez


  • Craven County Sheriff’s Office, New Bern
  • Zebulon Police Department, Zebulon


  • Calera Police Department, Calera
  • Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa Community College Police Department, Tulsa


  • Johnston Police Department, Johnston
  • Ninety Six Police Department, Ninety Six


  • District Attorney’s Office 8th Judicial District, Tazewell
  • Loudon Police Department, Loudon
  • Union County Sheriff’s Office, Maynardville


  • Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Belton
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Bend
  • Killeen Independent School District Police Department, Killeen
  • Roanoke Police Department, Roanoke
  • United Stated Postal Service – Office of Inspector General – Southern Field Office, Coppell


  • Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Spotsylvania
  • Washington County Sheriffs’ Office, Abingdon
  • Williamsburg Police Department, Williamsburg
  • United States Postal Service – Office of Inspector General – Headquarters, Arlington

Chair Deckard recognized and presented a plaque to Ricky Gardner for his support and contributions to ROCIC and his service to the ROCIC Board of Directors.

Chair Deckard asked for any unfinished business or any new business.

*There being no further business, a motion was made by Joe Costa, seconded by Tommy Loving, to adjourn the meeting. Unanimous.

The meeting was adjourned.



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