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Imprimus Forensic Services, LLC
POB 1532
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone: 847-804-8420
Fax: 847-439-7442

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Indiana Law Enforcement
Training Board
Provider #5000-56

U.S. Government
Registered Contractor
DUNS# 090683520
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Biological & Trace Evidence

3 Day Workshop

Police personnel in general and forensic personnel in particular are routinely exposed to situations in which biological materials are present. Death investigations, suicides and sexual assault represent only a few of the instances in which biological and trace evidence needs to be located, documented and collected. Forensic service personnel must be able to do this in an effective yet safe manner. This workshop is designed to help the student do just that.

Workshop Summary

Easily overlooked, contaminated or destroyed, this session provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to locate and preserve fragile biological and trace evidence. Stressed as part of the course material covered, will be procedures to use in the safe handling and storage of biological evidence. Information on the latest DNA technology and how DNA and trace evidence can best be utilized in criminal investigations is also provided. Areas of instruction include

  • Safety¬† Precautions and Equipment
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • STR & Mitochondrial DNA
  • Hair, Fiber & GSR Evidence
  • Scene Examination Procedure
  • Sexual Assault Evidence Procedures
  • State Law Requirements
  • Visually Locating Stains
  • Light Source Applications
  • Presumptive Testing & Enhancement
  • Collection Techniques
  • Packaging Techniques
  • Victim/Offender Standards
  • Using CODIS & John Doe Warrants
  • Bio & Trace Evidence Specific Case Law
  • Clean Technique at the Crime Scene
  • Scene Release & Clean Up

Required Equipment

Students will need to bring a camera and flash.

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Scheduled Programs

P.O. Box 1532 Arlington Heights, IL 60006 | Phone: 847.804.8420 | Fax: 847.439.7442

Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Provider #5000-56

U.S. Government Registered Contractor DUNS# 090683520

E-Mail: ifs@imprimus.net

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