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Virtual reality crime scene training now available

Crime scene training developed by NFSTC in partnership with the University of Tennessee (UT) National Forensic Academy (NFA) is now available to state and local law enforcement professionals for free online till January 31. NFSTC leveraged its wealth of experience developing cutting-edge training for the justice community to bring the vision of virtual reality crime scene investigator training to fruition.

To develop this online training, NFSTC worked with UT’s subject matter experts to transform their instructor-led crime scene investigation curriculum into an online program, then brought in a leading gaming software development company to build the simulations that allow the participant to put theory into practice in a virtual crime scene.

Developed with a grant from the National Institute of Justice, the virtual reality-based training is targeted toward entry-level law enforcement personnel who may want to become crime scene investigators or forensic practitioners. However, the class is a great refresher for the seasoned investigator as well. Once registered, a participant can use the online training anytime, anywhere.

Topics covered include crime scene management, photography, latent print processing and DNA collection. To learn more and to register (law enforcement only), go to: http://leic.tennessee.edu/online/ivr.html.