Message #61
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 22:21:13
Subject: FLETC ARPA Training in Vernal UT and in MT

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Martin McAllister

SASIG members may be interested in two upcoming
offerings of the Archeological Resources Protection
Training Program (ARPTP) taught by the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The class will
be taught April 13-17, 1998 in Missoula, Montana and
May 11-15, 1998 in Vernal, Utah. Both of these classes
will be hosted by the U.S. Forest Service. Since the
April class will be where I live, I personally guarantee
that a good time will be had by all who attend. The Vernal
class will feature a special presentation on the recent
Polar Mesa Cave ARPA case in Utah. Presenters will be
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah Wayne Dance,
who prosecuted this case as well as the Earl Shumway cases,
Forest Service Archaeologist Stan McDonald, who did the damage
assessment for the case, and Forest Service Special Agent
Dave Griffel, who led the crime scene investigation. Wayne
Dance also will be the legal instructor for the Vernal ARPTP.
As usual, these classes are open to all federal, tribal, state
and local law enforcement officers, archaeologists and
specialists in related fields, such as curators and historians.
The tuition fee depends on class size, but is usually around
$250 or less. Agencies are responsible for participants'
salary and travel costs. Those interested in attending either
of these classes should enroll as follows:  federal employees
should contact their agency law enforcement organizations;
tribal employees should contact the BIA Law Enforcement Academy
at Artesia, New Mexico; and state and local employees should
contact the FLETC Class Coordinator Woody Jones at
912-267-3042 (Glynco, Georgia, Eastern Time Zone). I can not
enroll participants in these classes, but will be happy to
try to answer any questions about them or facilitate contacts
with Woody Jones who can be tough to reach. My telephone
number is 406-728-7195 (Mountain Time Zone). The Holiday Inn
Parkside (406-721-8550) is holding a block of rooms for class
participants at the federal government lodging rate for
Missoula. Hotel arrangements for the Vernal class are pending.
Both of these classes probably will fill quickly so anyone
interested in attending should act now.

[ You said a good time will be had by all.  Can we get
Earl Shumway on loan to serve as the dart board during
the after class pub crawl??  If not, can we wallpaper his
cell with  -- SASIG Ed. ]