First Responding Officers
If you are a first time user, it is recommended you go through the Help section to familiarize yourself with the program.
This course focuses on issues that arise for the first-responding law enforcement officer and is intended to provide interactive training that covers basic information about the identification, preservation, and collection of DNA evidence at a crime scene. Recommended practices covered in this tutorial module may not be applicable to all situations or crime scenes. You should apply local department or agency procedures or applicable laws that govern the use, collection, and processing of DNA evidence.
Investigators and Evidence Technicians: A separate course for investigators and evidence technicians delivers more in-depth information for the investigating officer and/or evidence technician. These courses are not designed to be taken sequentially.
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Information addressed in this interactive training program is delivered in nine modules. Select a module below to begin.
|DNA Evidence Overview|
|Sources, Locations, and Limitations|
|Elimination and Reference Samples|
Additional Online Courses
- What Every First Responding Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence
- Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes
- DNA – A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook
- Crime Scene and DNA Basics
- Laboratory Safety Programs
- DNA Amplification
- Population Genetics and Statistics
- Non-STR DNA Markers: SNPs, Y-STRs, LCN and mtDNA
- Firearms Examiner Training
- Forensic DNA Education for Law Enforcement Decisionmakers
- What Every Investigator and Evidence Technician Should Know About DNA Evidence
- Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court
- Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert
- Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues
- DNA Extraction and Quantitation
- STR Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Communication Skills, Report Writing, and Courtroom Testimony
- Español for Law Enforcement
- Amplified DNA Product Separation for Forensic Analysts