Forensic Training

If you have questions about Forensic training, please contact Jana Bates at jana.bates@state.co.us
The CBI Crime Scene Unit provides various types of training throughout the year. Please go to Crime Scene Training for current classes and dates. 

 

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services proudly provides the following training opportunities

Processing of Property Crime Scenes

Course Description: Property crimes make up a large percentage of crimes in Colorado. Latent print evidence can often be overlooked in these types of cases. In this 2-hour course, the instructors will provide hands-on training of latent print processing skills along with introducing some advanced techniques to improve evidentiary results when processing property crimes.

Who should attend: This course is intended for personnel tasked with the collection, packaging, and submission of property crime scene evidence.

Courses Scheduled: Please contact Training Manager Jana Bates at jana.bates@state.co.us to schedule 

 

 

Fire Debris Collection, Packaging and Laboratory Analysis

Course Description: This 4-hour course will discuss collection, packaging, and preservation of fire debris, liquid evidence, clothing items, soil, biohazards, and the collection of comparison samples. A brief presentation of how the samples are processed, analyzed, and preserved in the lab is included. Laboratory report wording, and what the report provides you if your case goes to trial will also be discussed. Additional topics may be covered as time allows. 

Who should attend: This course is intended for fire investigators, police officers, or personnel tasked with the collection, packaging, and submission of fire debris evidence.

Courses Scheduled: None at this time. 

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DNA/Serology 101 and STRmix

Course Description: This 2-hour course includes discussion on: 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. 

Who should attend: This course is intended for attorneys who will be requiring expert witness testimony to serology and/or DNA results.  

Courses Scheduled: None at this time. 

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