The Forensic Science Laboratory routinely conducts training sessions for local law enforcement agencies in how to apply state of the art technologies to the examination of evidence and crime scenes.
The purpose of the Advanced Crime Scene Seminar is to acquaint the active detective or crime scene technician with the most recent advances in forensic investigation and crime scene processing techniques. This comprehensive five-day course uses an intensive hands – on approach as well as multimedia classroom instruction.
Specialized workshops cover topics such as DNA laboratory capabilities, the use of CODIS in investigations, impression evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene photography and gunshot residue collection.
In addition to these laboratory initiated programs, our laboratory staff regularly participates in providing training for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, the WCPD Academy new recruit school and Zone 3 training sessions.
The training staff consists of laboratory analysts and others in the field of Forensic science many of whom hold positions as adjunct instructors in Forensic Science at local area colleges.