Events & Training: Event Detail: Advanced Child Abuse Investigation - Module 3

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Event Name Advanced Child Abuse Investigation - Module 3
Status Open
Start 06/29/2015 08:00 AM
End 06/29/2015 17:00 PM
Registration Deadline 06/19/2015 00:00 AM
 Location Natalia City Hall
2078 State Highway 132 N.
Natalia Texas  78059
map & directions
Class Code 53267
Credit Hours 8
Max Class Size 30
ACA Module 3 - Special Topics and Resources (TCOLE Course #53267)

The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation training was implemented to improve law enforcement’s response to incidents of child abuse and neglect, specifically child sexual abuse and exploitation. Students attending and successfully completing this training will receive 8 hours of TCOLE credit (Course # 53267).  The class satisfies the course objectives of the mandated Missing & Exploited Children (TCOLE #3275).     

MODULE 3 is a standalone 1-day/8 credit hour module that will only cover the following chapters for our full 3-day/24-hour course:
– Special Topic A. Children with Disabilities
– Special Topic B. Domestic Minor Trafficking
– Multidisciplinary Teams 
– Victim and Law Enforcement Resources

Instructor: Wayne Springer

Please contact a staff member at 1-800-848-2088 if you are a non-law enforcement student interested in being placed on the waiting list or if the registration deadline has passed and are still interested in attending. 

Instructor Bio


NAME: Wayne Springer


EMAIL: or personal is


RANK:  Chief Investigator



TCOLE Instructor

Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Instructor

SAFVIC Advanced Instructor

TCOLE Firearms Instructor


AGENCY: 38TH Judicial District Attorney’s Office

AREA(S) OF SPECIALIZATION: Sexual Assault Investigations.  Child Abuse Sexual and Physical Investigations.  Fingerprint Comparisons.



Wayne Springer began his career in law enforcement in 1990. Currently, Wayne is the Chief Investigator for the 38th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which serves Medina, Uvalde, and Real Counties.  His duties include reviewing and investigating all felony cases, and providing support and assistance to law enforcement agencies within the district.

Mr. Springer is a state licensed Peace Officer and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. He is also certified as an instructor, and teaches numerous courses to law enforcement specializing in sexual assault and child abuse investigations.  He was invited to and conducted training for the United States Air Force and the Office of Special Investigations in the field of sexual assault investigations. He also holds a firearms instructor certification, special investigator certification, crime prevention inspector certification, and Professional Criminal Investigator certification from the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. Additionally; Mr. Springer does community awareness by speaking on various topics from crime prevention to identity theft for organizations such as the Rotary Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, HOA, VFW, and businesses.

Mr. Springer has developed curriculum for numerous classes for law enforcement and has assisted in developing curriculum for an Advanced Child Abuse Investigations Course and the (SAFVIC) Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigators Course. In addition, he has consulted in curriculum development for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education on Racial Profiling.  

He was used as a consulting expert for the publication Engaging Adult Victims of Non-Stranger Sexual Assault “A Law Enforcement Toolkit” by The University of Texas at Austin Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work.

Mr. Springer has consulted in policy development for law enforcement agencies on sexual assault and family violence investigations. He has spoken before legislature to help support new laws and to modify current laws to increase and improve prosecution of family violence cases within Texas. He has testified as an expert witness in criminal investigations, crime scene, child abuse, and sexual assault investigations.  Springer is certified in fingerprint comparisons and has testified as an expert witness in court on fingerprint comparisons.

Mr. Springer also volunteers as a committee chair with the Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center by coordinating an annual golf tournament to raise money in support of children that have been physically or sexually abused. 


In 2011, Mr. Springer was awarded the Instructor of year award for the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigators Course, by the Texas Municipal Police Association.

Mr. Springer was awarded the Oscar A. Sherrell Memorial Award in 2013 from the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. This award is given to those who most exemplify a desire to give his or her time in unselfish service for the development and prosperity of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association.

Mr. Springer was awarded the Unsung Hero Award from the Hondo Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

Mr. Springer was awarded the Fundraiser of the year award from Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center and Tri-County CASA for 2015.

Mr. Springer was appointed as a Special Criminal Investigator with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in 2015 to assist in the investigation and prosecution on a Capitol Murder case involving the sexual assault of a child and the murder of that child victim, her mother and a third female, as well as an arson where the two defendants burnt the house down with the victims inside to cover the crime.

Mr. Springer served as one of two law enforcement members on a task force on Texas House Bill 2455 passed by the 84TH Legislative Regular Session to promote uniformity in the collection and reporting of information relating to family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.