A joint effort from NFSTC and the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) has been named a finalist for the Best Collaboration award in the upcoming 2012 BizTech Innovation Awards. NFSTC and LEIC teamed up to develop a cutting-edge virtual reality crime scene training program; the long-distance collaboration also included Advanced Interactive Systems, a leading gaming software development company in California.
The program, Investigator-Virtual Reality (I-VR), features online training accompanied by simulated crime scenes where investigators can try out their newly acquired skills in a virtual environment. The result is investigators who are individually trained in a fraction of the time needed for traditional training – at little or no cost to their agency.
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.