Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory

220 Fogarty Hall, 41 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

– 401-874-2893

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The Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory has been diligent in providing  training opportunities to the Forensic Science, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communities. The training includes: crime scene processing, blood spatter interpretation, trace evidence collection, latent print processing,  firearms examination and crime scene reconstruction.  It is important to the criminal justice community that opportunities for professional development in these areas are continuously being offered by the Rhode Island State Crime Lab.


BCI School

Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences 101 – Criminal Investigation:
Scientific Evidence I – 4 credits

Theory and practice of crime scene investigation employing the modern techniques of crime scene preservation, crime scene search and the collection, preservation and transmission of physical evidence. Emphasis on photography, the development, lifting and classification of latent fingerprints and report writing.

Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences 102 – Criminal Investigation:
Scientific Evidence II – 4 credits

Specialized techniques of crime scene investigation including firearms, arson, sexual assault and homicide. Examination of physical evidence such as firearms, bloodstains, glass and other trace evidence. Use of digital photography, computer software, alternate light sources, fluorescent powders and other chemical fingerprint techniques. Fingerprint comparisons. Court presentation.

Evidence Handling Procedures
Wednesday May 25th, 2016 8:00-12:00pm

The Evidence Handling Procedures program will provide law enforcement officers training in State Crime Laboratory guidelines for the collection, preservation, and submission of evidence for analysis to the Laboratory. Areas to be covered will include a review of evidence room storage and maintenance, proper evidence submission, Firearms/Tool Marks/NIBIN, Trace Evidence and Latent Prints. Experienced laboratory personnel will present the program and will be available for one-on-one networking.

There is no cost for this training program but preregistration is required since class size is limited to 50 students.

Please click here for registration and schedule.

Please click here for RISCL Evidence Submission Requirements.

Please click here for Trace Evidence Submission Requirements.

Please click here for Latent Print Evidence Submission Requirements.

Please click here for Firearms/Tool Marks Evidence Submission Requirements.



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