Crime Scene Management and Evidence Collection Course for Homicide Unit Islamabad Police held on 22-26 Jan, 2018 at NFSA, Islamabad
Since 2006, NFSA has been providing forensic services to various Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), judiciary and government organizations across Pakistan. Moreover, NFSA has also been providing trainings to aforementioned departments not only to spread forensic awareness but also to equip them with latest criminal investigative techniques as, forensic science is a vital tool to fight lawlessness. Crime Scene Management and Evidence Collection Course for Homicide Unit Islamabad Police was provided by NFSA on 22nd to 26th Jan, 2018, was also the part of this initiative.
- Shah Hussain, Crime scene officer NFSA
- Muhammad Ajmal, , Crime scene officer NFSA
- Muhammad Imran, Crime scene officer NFSA
- 28 participants from Islamabad homicide unit attended the training session
Thrust of Discussion
The topics brought to light were: –
The Role of First Responders and Importance of Crime Scene:
A comprehensive view of introduction of “who are first responders and responsibilities of first responders” was described. The term “first responder” are those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection, preservation of life and crime scene.
The most important person at a crime scene is the first officer to arrive. The first responding officer often makes or breaks a crime scene. The manner in which he initially handles a crime scene can dictate how things go in the overall investigation.
Application of Forensics:
A detailed lecture on the application of forensics and its importance murder crime scene was explained. Furthermore different areas of forensics also discussed.
Crime Scene Processing of a Murder Scene:
A murder crime scene processing and its management, securing the crime scene, importance photography importance and sketching the scene, notes writing, interviewing the public and witnesses including question/answer at the murder scene was discussed in detail.
Evidence Collection and Preservation at a Murder Crime Scene:
The importance and possibilities of different physical evidences and its preservation, collection, packaging and labelling at a murder crime scene was discussed in details by different experts of NFSA.
The aim of the program was to primarily train and aware the homicide unit of Islamabad police about the processing and importance of a murder crime scene and physical evidence collection and its preservation. The participants were introduced to first aid, preservation of crime scene, protection of crime scene from contamination, Integrity of Crime Scene & Physical Evidence and to maintain Chain of Custody.
The efforts of instructors were highly appreciated by all the participants. They found it very interesting and informative. They aimed that the knowledge they have obtained from this course is very much helpful and they will apply same in future to enhance their capacity.
- To conduct more programs on topics related to forensics.
- Increase number of participants including other working staff from same organization.
- To carry out more desktop exercises to get a better understanding of things learned during lectures.
- To arrange such programme regularly for 15 and patrolling officers as well.