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Virtual reality crime scene training now available

Virtual reality crime scene training developed by NFSTC is now available to state and local law enforcement professionals for free online till January 31. Participants work with a virtual instructor to learn how to use the virtual tools, the process, and the skills that are essential to crime scene management and evidence detection. After completing the virtual lessons, they can use the techniques presented to take on the role of a virtual crime scene investigator – collecting evidence and documenting a virtual crime scene.


Rapid Biological Screening Workshop presentations now available online

In October, the National Institute of Justice, in conjunction with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), sponsored the Rapid Biological Screening Workshop. The event brought together a number of forensic experts to discuss methodologies for dramatically improving throughput of biological samples. Presentations and other materials for this unique workshop are now available free online through NFSTC’s Projects Portal.


NFSTC welcomes back Latent Print trainees

Fifteen enthusiastic Latent Print Examiner Training participants are returning to NFSTC’s state-of-the-art training facilities in Largo, Florida, next week (Monday, December 5) for the second session of the training program. Throughout the week, they will be learning about Ridgeology Concepts for Friction Ridge Examination; the course is sure to provide many interesting moments.


Decontaminant evaluation featured in Evidence Tech Magazine

The just-released edition of Evidence Technology Magazine features an article based on the recent evaluation of decontaminants performed by NFSTC’s laboratory personnel. The article discusses the safety as well as other strengths and limitations of a new decontaminant, STERIPLEX SD, relative to bleach.


NFSTC welcomes Latent Print trainees

The third offering of the highly successful Latent Print Examiner Training program has begun at NFSTC in Largo, Florida. Over the next two weeks, instructors from Ron Smith and Associates will be conducting the first three courses of this comprehensive training program for 15 participants at NFSTC’s state-of-the-art training facilities.