Training Facilities

Practitioners not only need a firm understanding of the science behind forensics, they need hands-on practice. NFSTC maintains extensive training facilities that cater to each facet of forensic practitioner education, from classrooms to mock crime scenes. Click the links below to experience 360 views of the training scenarios.

Training Classrooms

NFSTC has several classrooms on site to accommodate instructor-led courses. All classrooms are equipped with projectors, WIFI and can be supplied with laptop computers as needed.

New bio lab 1State-of-the-Art Training Labs – NFSTC provides training laboratories where students can gain hands-on experience with a full range of advanced analytical equipment.

Real-World Scenarios

NFSTC Scenario room
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Crime scene investigationCustomizable rooms can be set up to provide exercises for collection of DNA and pattern evidence for various types of investigations. NFSTC’s flexible training space can be configured to simulate a variety of settings for the warfighter or crime fighter.

Trainee examining a staged crime scene at NFSTC
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Whether participants need to acquire the skills to collect and preserve evidence from a terrorist hideout or a residential crime scene, NFSTC provides extensive facilities specially designed to facilitate hands-on, scenario-based training.

A mobile firing range is on site for live-fire testing of weapons and analysis of projectile patterning.

picture of an exploded car staged for trainingExplosives training – Vehicles in a variety of pre- and post-blast states are available for scenarios involving explosives, drug possession, and death investigation.

Mobile laboratory is shown in deployment setup.
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Sensitive site exploitation – An array of environments can be simulated to prepare warfighters for the demands of in-theater forensic investigations. In addition, a mobile forensics laboratory is available.

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