Analysts processing a mock crime scene

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.

Specialized workshops cover topics such as DNA laboratory capabilities, the use of CODIS in investigations, collection and packaging of physical evidence, impression evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene photography, arson evidence collection, and audio, video / image analysis.

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 and are DCJS certified instructors.

Training Schedule

The content of the listed workshops/classes is geared towards providing investigators with the specific evidence requirements of the laboratory.

March 18th 2020
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CODIS as an Investigative Tool Seminar
Location: Westchester County Police Academy
2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY

   

April 2nd 2020
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Crime Scene Evidence Collection Seminar
Location: Westchester County Police Academy
2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY
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September 22nd - 23rd 2020
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Evidence Photography Workshop
Location: Westchester County Police Academy
2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY
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September 24th 2020
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Detection, Documentation and Collection of Impression Evidence Workshop
Location: Westchester County Police Academy
2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY
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November 5th 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Audio, Video and Image Analysis Seminar
Location: Westchester County Police Academy
2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY
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TBD

Snow print documentation and casting
(Weather Permitting)

   

TBD

Arson Evidence Training Workshop
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Continuous LIMS Evidence Submission Training
Call for Scheduling (914) 231-1630
   
 

Seminars and workshops are offered for local law enforcement agencies only.

Call the Westchester County Forensic Laboratory for registration / information (914) 231-1630.

If interested in a full crime scene class, contact Kevin MacLaren at the County Forensic Laboratory at (914) 231-4425.