Training Calendar - Education

This is just a brief listing of training courses from now through March that might be of interest to students or educators involved with forensic science or crime scene investigation. Many more listings can be found on our online Training Calendar.

Latent Processing Course
Sponsored by: Focoss Forensics
December 19 - December 21
Designed for police officers, detectives, CS investigators, and criminalists who process evidence for latent prints.
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Website: http://www.focossforensics.com

Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
January 9, 2012 - January 13, 2012
Hands on use of equipment and materials to achieve a thorough and comprehensive understanding of evidence collection mission.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Evidence Photographer Certification
Sponsored by: EPIC
January 12 - January 17
Sets guidelines and standards and provides information through instruction.
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Website: http://www.evidencephotographers.com

Microscopy Cleaning, Maintenance & Adjustment
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
January 16 - January 17
Introduction to how the microscope works, various schools of thought on lens cleaning, how to adjust for proper illumination and tricks of the trade.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Crime Scene Photography Phase I
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
January 16, 2012 - January 18, 2012
Designed for all personnel in the judicial process who are charged with taking crime scene photographs and/or presenting the images in judicial and administrative proceedings.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Crime Scene Photography Phase I
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
January 16 - January 18
Designed for all personnel in the judicial process who are charged with taking crime scene photographs and/or presenting the images in judicial and administrative proceedings.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Examination of Simultaneous Impressions
Sponsored by: IAI, RS&A
January 17, 2012 - January 19, 2012
Advanced course designed for examiners who want to learn more about the use of simultaneous impressions in the identification process.
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Website: http://www.ronsmithandassociates.com

Statement Analysis Seminar
Sponsored by: Siskiyou County S.O.
January 20, 2012 - January 20, 2012
How to analyze a verbal and written statement to detect deception and to gain additional information.
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Website: http://www.statementanalysis.com/yreka

40-Hour Introduction to the Science of Fingerprints
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
January 23, 2012 - January 27, 2012
Learn the fundamental techniques of fingerprint pattern interpretation and how this information is used to accurately classify, compare, and identify fingerprints.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

40-Hour Introduction to the Science of Fingerprints
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
January 23, 2012 - January 27, 2012
Learn the fundamental techniques of fingerprint pattern interpretation and how this information is used to accurately classify, compare, and identify fingerprints.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Property Room Management Training
Sponsored by: IAPE -Las Vegas PD
January 30, 2012 - January 31, 2012
Best practices for evidence and property room management. 2-day course offers training on DNA storage, audits and inventoris, documentation, packaging, shelving, barcodes and security, firearms handling, narcotics handling, auction, disposal and diversion, bio-hazards, and certification
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Website: http://iape.org/forms/classes/home

Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
February 6, 2012 - February 10, 2012
Specialized training course designed to further the knowledge and skills of law enforcement professionals in evidence collection and crime scene technology.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

2012 Annual Training Conference of the ACSR
Sponsored by: ACSR
February 14, 2012 - February 16, 2012
Includes Last Piece Society meeting.
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Website: http://www.acsr.org

Basic/Intermediate Diagramming with CrashZone/CrimeZone
Sponsored by: Fontana Police Department
February 20, 2012 - February 24, 2012
FactualDiagrams.com, Discusses principles and operation of CrashZone/CrimeZone™ software used for illustrating crash and crime scenes.
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Website: http://www.factualdiagrams.com

Documentation, Collection & Preservation of Footwear & Tire Track Evidence
Sponsored by: IAI, RS&A
February 27, 2012 - March 1, 2012
Designed to focus on two groups: police officers, investigators, detectives and CTS/CSIs looking to recover forensic evidence, as well as footwear/tiretrack examiners who receive impression evidence from agencies for examination and comparison.
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Website: http://www.ronsmithandassociates.com

Digital Imaging & Photomicrography
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
March 12 - March 14
Learn essential image collection practices supplemented by lectures, demonstrations and exercises that enable students to collect better images and improve less than optimal images via digital processing.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

 
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