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Forensics and Special Investigative Skills Branch

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The mission of the Forensics and Special Investigative Skills Branch (FSI) is to provide basic and advanced training to the agents and officers in the day-to-day, hands-on, technical aspects of law enforcement by providing them with contemporary, scientific, and technological skills necessary to perform their respective law enforcement investigative functions. Courses instructed by FSI include Crime Scene Investigations, Crime Scene Preservation, Authentication of Identity Documents, Crimes Against Persons/Property, Drugs of Abuse, Recognition of Clandestine Drug Laboratories, and Physical Evidence Collection.

FSI Instructors are senior law enforcement officers/agents with vast experiences in their respective forensic disciplines, and maintain affiliation and certification with such professional entities as the International Association for Identification, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association of Homicide Investigators, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, and the International Association of Bomb Tech Investigators.

Registration

State, Local, Campus, and Tribal agencies:

Information regarding availability of seats, program costs, and/or registration procedures.

Contact Information

For further information, contact the FSI Training Technician at (912) 554-4828 or e-mail fletc-iod-fsibranch@dhs.gov


Training Programs

Advanced Forensics Techniques In Crime Scene Investigations (AFTCSI) - Level I
Advanced Forensics Techniques In Crime Scene Investigations (AFTCSI) - Level II
Digital Photography for Law Enforcement Level 1 (DPLE1)
Digital Photography for Law Enforcement Level 2 (DPLE 2)
Wildland Fire Investigation Case Development (WFICD/FI-310)
Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination (WFOCD/FI-210)