Our Mission

We exist to engineer a change in law enforcement culture with respect to property and evidence management, to ensure justice for all stakeholders in the process.


Everything we do at the Evidence Management Institute (EMI) focuses on helping our clients meet the changing demands of the justice system.

We provide:

Shawn Henderson

evidence managment training

Shawn joined the Carrollton Police Department (TX) as a police officer in the year 2000. He was promoted to sergeant and served in the patrol division until his assignment to the Crime Scene and Property and Evidence units in 2011. After retiring from the police department in 2018, he established the Evidence Management Institute (EMI), in partnership with Tracker Products. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Shawn served as an educator and administrator with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.

While serving the Carrollton PD, Shawn developed curriculums, polices, and procedures, and also provided training across multiple disciplines. He has led evidence management training classes for the Texas Association for Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT) and the International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE). Additionally, Shawn served on the board of directors for both associations and assisted with developing a new curriculum and standards for managing digital evidence. 

During his time in law enforcement, Shawn also served as a Police Training Officer, a Team Leader for the North Texas Metro SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team, an Arrest Control Tactics Instructor, a Certified Crime Prevention Officer, and was trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) security evaluations.

Shawn currently resides in Texas with his wife Michelle and his daughters Abby and Avery. Outside of his passion for evidence management, Shawn loves finding new regional barbeque joints and enjoys freelance writing about Texas/ Red Dirt music.

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