Post Training Report on course titled “Crime Scene Processing and Evidence Collection” from 24th Oct. to 26th Oct. 2016 at NFSA Islamabad
National Forensic Science Agency Islamabad organized three days training program titled “Crime Scene Processing and Evidence Collection” from 24 to 26 October, 2016. International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) co-hosted and sponsored the entire program.
A total number of 18 participants attended the program representing different organizations including:
- Pakistan Air Force
- Pakistan Navy
- Inter Services Intelligence
- Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) Peshawar
- ICT Police Islamabad
- Azad Jammu & Kashmir Police
Program was started with a formal opening ceremony on 24th October, 2016 jointly hosted by Mr. Iqbal Mehmood, Director General, NPB and Mr. Syed Kaleem Imam, Project Director, NFSA. The occasion was graced with the presence of Mr. Dan Miller, Senior Law Enforcement Advisor, ICITAP and Miss. Kimberly Riffe, Deputy Law Enforcement Advisor, ICITAP.
The Crime Scene officers of NFSA from Crime Scene Section, Mr. Muhammad Ajmal, Mr. Muhammad Imran and Mr. Shah Hussain expatiated upon several topics during the three days including:
- Forensic Science in Solving crimes and Importance of Physical Evidence
- Crime Scene processing and Management
- Developments and lifting of fingerprints from crime scene
- Chain of custody of evidence
- Evidence collection and packaging
- Bloodstain pattern analysis
The participants were highly indulged in the aforementioned subjects and showed their participation by a stream of cross questions. The crime scene officers left no stone unturned in explaining each query up to their highest satisfaction.
Practical exercises were part of the course in which whole participants were divided into three groups and each group was assigned a mock crime scene. One crime scene officer was attached to each of the group as neutral observer. On last day, representative from each group presented the case before the rest of participants and important evidence related queries were justified by the same.
A formal closing ceremony was held on 26th October, 2016 where Chief guest Mr. Iqbal Mehmood, alongwith Mr. Kaleem Imam, PD NFSA, Mr. Dan Miller and Miss Kim Riffe distributed certificates among the participants.
Mr. Daniel Miller re-assured the support of ICITAP to NFSA for arranging such programs in future. Being served as Police officer back in US for thirty years with a family history of Police Officers, feels no difference in professionals.
Mr. Iqbal Mehmood, DG NPB appreciated the efforts done by NFSA and participants who came from across Pakistan to attend this training, and summed up that Crime Scene Investigation is an imperative tool in solving crimes. Interactions and participatory sessions are surely going to drive more possibilities, prudence and knowledge, he added.