Forensic Training

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services proudly provides the below listed training opportunities. After reading the provided description, please click the link to obtain additional course and registration information.

 

Courses for Law Enforcement or partnership agencies only:

Crime Scene Investigation for the First Responder 

Course Description: This course is intended for the patrol officer / patrol deputy who has the responsibility to secure the scene of serious crimes and process the scene of less serious crimes such as burglary or recovered stolen vehicles.  Topics include initial response / crime scene management, basic photography, scene diagramming, latent fingerprint and DNA collection.  Also included are evidence packaging as well as case presentations and practical exercises to highlight key learning points from lectures.
 
Course Description: This course is intended for the newly appointed Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) / Detective, or those who need a refresher/additional training, and who are responsible for processing crime scenes ranging from property crimes to crimes against persons.  Topics included cover initial response / crime scene management, advanced photography, death / injury / human decomposition, DNA and biological evidence collection, firearms and tool-mark evidence, latent print collection, footwear / tire impression evidence, trajectory analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis.  Also included are evidence packaging as well as case presentations and a capstone practice exercise to reinforce key learning points from lectures.

 

Processing of Property Crimes Scenes

Course Description: The instructors of this course provide hands-on training of latent print processing skills with some advanced techniques to improve evidentiary results when process a property crime.

 

DNA/Serology 101 + STRmix Training

Course Description: This course is intended for attorneys who will be using serology and/or DNA results and the testimony of an expert witness in the courtroom. Topics include: serology (body fluids and trace DNA); DNA testing and interpretation (autosomal and YSTR testing); statistical analysis of DNA results including STRmix; results and reporting; CODIS; and preparation for testimony prior to trial.

 

 

Courses open to anyone:

None at this time.