IAPE Training Available

Evidence Technology frequently receives inquiries on training available for those tasked with management of property and evidence rooms. The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. continually offers the course "IAPE Property Room Management Training" in various locations in Canada and the United States.

The two-day training course includes:

  • DNA Storage Issues
  • Audits Inventories
  • Documentation
  • Packaging Standards
  • Design Criteria
  • Shelving / Lockers
  • Space Utilization
  • Bar Codes Security
  • Firearms Handling
  • Narcotics Handling
  • Currency Safeguards
  • Purging Guideline
  • Auction Procedures
  • Diversion Evidence
  • Bio-Hazards / HAZMAT Materials
  • Disposal Procedures
  • Liabilities / Case Studies
  • Accreditation / Certification

Here are the dates and locations for upcoming events:

Manassas, Virginia 26-27 February 2013
Mahwah, New Jersey 19-20 March 2013
Salem, Massachusetts 10-11 April 2013
Spokane, Washington 23-24 April 2013
Norman, Oklahoma 1-2 May 2013
Winnipeg, Manitoba 15-16 May 2013
Winter Haven, Florida 4-5 June 2013
Jonesboro, Arkansas 12-13 June 2013
Humble, Texas 25-26 June 2013
South Burlington, Vermont 9-10 July 2013
Birmingham, Alabama 23-24 July 2013
Moline, Illinois 7-8 August 2013
Riverside, Missouri 27-28 August 2013
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 26-27 September 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota 1-2 October 2013
Sandy, Utah 16-17 October 2013
Lawrenceville, Georgia 29-30 October 2013

For more information, visit: www.iape.org

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