BJA Training Programs from NFSTC

Agencies are often on the lookout for training solutions for their crime scene investigators and law enforcement officers. Here's one source you may want to investigate:

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is a Training and Technical Assistance provider for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Through this agreement with the BJA, NFSTC provides forensic training, consulting, technology assessments and reviews, and other support for local, state, and tribal agencies.

Available training for 2013 includes:

  • Essentials of Crime Scene Investigation
  • Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation
  • DNA Biological Screening for Law Enforcement
  • Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness for Law Enforcement

To learn more about these programs and to find out how to submit a request for training assistance, go to the NFSTC website.

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