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FBI New York Evidence Response Team Provides Crime Scene Training

FBI New York March 08, 2010
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SA Liz Rosato During a Recording and Collection of Physical Evidence Training Session
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Task Force Trainees Practicing Evidentiary Recovery
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On Tuesday, March 2nd through Wednesday, March 3rd the FBI New York Division’s Evidence Response Team (ERT) provided a two day training course to members of the NY MTA and task force associates [Port Authority, National Park Service, Weehawken PD and U.S. Air Force Investigators (DoD)]. This training came as a result of a specific request by the MTA. The training consisted of crime scene investigation topics such as crime scene administration and management, photography, sketching, fingerprint development and collection as well as overviews of DNA/Biological evidence identification and collection and explosive residue collection. Practical exercises were utilized each day in order to reinforce the classroom presentations. This basic training was intended to provide the attendees with some of the fundamental principles of approaching, securing and processing a simple crime scene or search scene.

All 56 FBI field offices have an Evidence Response Team. These highly-trained and equipped teams, totaling about 1,200 personnel, operate at a high level of competence to ensure evidence is collected in such a manner that it can be introduced in courts throughout the U.S. and the world. Evidence Response Teams strive to be the model for crime scene processing from the standpoint of safety, expertise, training, equipment, and ability.

“This training program will enable other law enforcement responders in the Greater New York area to provide expert assistance in critical situations. It is important that we continue in our efforts to hone the necessary skills for professionals responding to numerous crime scenes requiring evidentiary recovery,” said ERT Coordinator Special Agent (SA) Liz Rosato.

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