Crime Scene Preservation and Evidence Collection Course held on 17-18 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 Preservation and Evidence Collection Course was provided by NFSA on 17th to 18th 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
Participants from Islamabad police homicide unit attended this programme. A total number of 15 participants from intelligence agency of Pakistan attended the training session.
Thrust of Discussion
The topics brought to light were: –
Application of Forensics:
A detailed lecture on the application of forensics and its importance at crime scene was explained. Furthermore different areas of forensics also discussed.
Crime Scene Processing of a Crime Scene:
A 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 crime scene was discussed in detail.
Evidence Collection and Preservation at Crime Scene:
The importance and possibilities of different physical evidences and its preservation, collection, packaging and labelling at crime scene was discussed in details by crime scene experts of NFSA.
Crime Scene Practical:
The importance and possibilities of different physical evidences and its preservation, collection, packaging and labelling at a mock crime scene was exercised in details by participants of training.
The aim of the program was to primarily train and aware the intelligence department field officer about the processing and importance of 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 other field officers as well.