As of December 31, 2017, NFSTC will no longer provide DNA laboratory auditing services. NFSTC has been the top quality provider of DNA audits for 15 years and we are grateful for our many friends and customers in the DNA community.
Why the change? Over the past several years, NFSTC has experienced growth in many areas of our business, allowing us to provide more high-quality training, consulting and technology support to a wide variety of customers, including the Department of State and international agencies.
The good news is there are more audit providers now than ever before. Check with accrediting bodies and regional providers for the services you need.
If your laboratory is already scheduled for an audit between now and the end of the year, that work will proceed with no changes. If you have questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As your forensic resource, NFSTC will always keep up to date with DNA news. Follow us on social media or on our website at www.nfstc.org to stay abreast of forensic innovations and news.
All this week, we’ll be talking about the essentials for crime scene investigation, from the basics to what’s next in the field.
Monday – Crime scene science
Tuesday – Chemistry
Wednesday – WCW: Women in Forensic Science
Thursday – DNA
Friday – Opioid epidemic
Show your support with our custom Facebook profile frame (just like our Chief Furensic Scientist). We’re also hosting a TweetChat Thursday at 1 p.m. EST on the new rapid DNA legislation. Join us using #RapidChat.
The city of Largo, home to our Florida headquarters, has ordered his fourth consecutive proclamation in honor of this week. We are also honored to have Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, sign a proclamation for the state.
If you’ve been thinking about taking one of our online Crime Scene Investigation Courses – now is the time to act. For the month of September, the Introduction and Intermediate courses will be $99 (reg. $129) each with ‘CSI Sale’ coupon code.
Our Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation course is perfect for new CSIs and first responders, and offers step-by-step guidelines for scene processing and evidence collection.
The Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation course expands skills and knowledge for investigators, students interested in pursuing forensic science, corrections agencies, death investigators, tribal agencies and anyone interested in more advanced evidence collection techniques.
Hundreds of investigators and agencies have taken the CSI courses, as a basis for hands-on training or to further their knowledge and skills.
Each course takes up to 16 hours to complete. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successfully passing the assessment at the end of the course. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
This month’s Forensic Update brings you news about chemical testing innovations, scent preservation kits, and the development of a marijuana sobriety test.
Don’t miss a single edition – subscribe to our YouTube channel and join the more than 2,000 viewers who get to see the Forensic Update as soon as it’s published each month. Get the news on the Update, then head on over to our As Seen on the Forensic Update page for links to all the in-depth information you need.
For the ninth year, The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is hosting ROTC Cadets from across the country for the Biometric and Forensic Internship.
The sought after program covers hands-on introductory training from DNA to digital forensics in an intense two-week course, from Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 28. Each discipline is taught by NFSTC’s own subject matter experts and targets growing areas of importance to our nation’s security.
The Cadets will also be expanding their skills at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Firing Range, Tuesday, July 25. For the fourth year, the Sheriff’s Office instructors will teach the Cadets about firearm use and safety. Then, they are allowed to utilize the facility to practice those skills.
NFSTC has provided this internship at no cost to the Cadets nor their commands since 2009. “We see this as a way to introduce tomorrow’s leaders today to these skills. In these two weeks, we can provide the Cadets with knowledge and understanding that will set them apart in their career path,” explains Kevin Lothridge, NFSTC’s CEO.
To learn more about the internship, including available sponsorship opportunities, visit nfstc.org.