8285 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 125 Largo, Florida 33777

(727) 395-2511 nfstc-info@fiu.edu



ROTC cadets begin two-week forensics internship

NFSTC is hosting 12 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets for two-weeks of instruction on forensic science and site exploitation at the NFSTC facility in Largo. This marks the fourth year NFSTC has provided this training and experience to ROTC cadets at no cost. With an ever growing need for […]


NFSTC.org periodically unavailable Sunday, July 1

NFSTC will be performing network maintenance on Sunday, July 1. Our website, NSFTC.org,  may be periodically unavailable between the hours of 12:00 AM and noon EST. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Looking for training or technical assistance?

Does your agency need crime scene investigation training, forensic consulting, technology assessments or reviews? During these lean economic times, forensic support can help bridge the gap between your agency’s limited resources and your challenging service requirements.


Biological fluid collection device comparison

While DNA analysis may employ high-tech equipment, a decidedly low-tech device is key to efficiently performing this process: a swab. To determine whether some swabs are more efficient at collecting and releasing dried biological fluids than others, NFSTC scientists examined nine different swabs of varying materials/styles to gauge their performance in this application. To review the results of the study, download the Swab Collection Comparison Study now. To view additional reports, visit the NFSTC technology evaluations page.


NFSTC announces DNA Technical Review services

NFSTC now offers technical review services for case work and databasing, as allowed by the FBI QAS for DNA Databasing Laboratories and QAS for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories (9/1/2011), to get your eligible profiles reviewed for faster entry into CODIS. Laboratories can improve turn-around time while keeping analysts working the current case load, improve the chances that a perpetrator can be apprehended before striking again and exonerate falsely accused individuals.