Phylip J. Peltier & Associates
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About Phyl

TODAY..... Mr. Peltier is now retired after more than 29 years of Law Enforcement Service. Phylip Peltier has served as a criminal investigator for the Butte County District Attorney’s Office in Oroville California, for three years. Prior to that time Mr. Peltier was an Investigator for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for 14 years, and served on the San Diego Police Department for 12 years.
   Much of this time in law enforcement was spent in the investigation of child abuse. During his tenure with the S.D.P.D, Mr. Peltier developed the Immersion Burn Worksheet, now recommended and published by the United State Department of Justice and distributed to law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally.

Mr. Peltier has testified as an expert witness in suspicious burn injuries in criminal prosecutions. An instructor in the investigation of child abuse, as well as suspicious burn injuries, since 1981, Mr. Peltier received the Excellence in Instruction Award from the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation for 1999-2000 and again in 2005-2006.
   Mr. Peltier continues to research the area of burn injuries and is currently teaching, consulting and investigating cases in the United States and many international locations.


   As a member of the San Diego Police Department’s Child Abuse Team in (1981), Phyl Peltier was frustrated when he encountered his first burn case, and found no practical methods in place for determining whether the case was accidental or non-accidental.
   Out of that frustration, and after inquiring of doctors, prosecutors, defense attorneys, child abuse investigators, and social services, through a trial and error basis, Peltier began to develop his interest in a technique for evaluating suspicious burn injuries.

    In 1997 and 2001, the US Department of Justice published Mr. Peltier's work and immersion burn worksheet in its portable guide "Burn Injuries and Child Abuse." This guide is disseminated to all 50 states and is also used internationally.
   Phyl began teaching his burn investigation techniques in 1982, and began consulting on burn cases almost immediately. Since that time, Phyl has taught throughout the United States, Canada, and England. He has taught for international organizations in the United States and Canada such as The International Coroners and ME's Association and The International Forensic Nurses Assn in Montreal.
   He has also qualified as an expert witness on burn injuries in several courts, including the (Queen’s Court ) in Australia.  Phyl’s expertise is not limited to burn injuries, however. He also teaches investigative techniques on the broad spectrum of child abuse, bites, and fingerprints, demonstrative evidence, interview & interrogation and many other investigative categories

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