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Forensic Training SourceTwenty-eight law enforcement personnel from Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Kansas traveled to Lawrenceville, Ga., to attend Shooting Incident Reconstruction, hosted by the Gwinnett County Police Department. This course was the very first offered by Forensic Training Source, LLC (FTS) and The Forensic Training Foundation, Inc. (FTF). Both FTS and FTF are new forensic training organizations based in Cumming, Ga.

During the course Shooting Incident Reconstruction, lead by Jim Molinaro and Howie Ryan, participants attended a lecture and observed live-fire demonstrations of shooting incident dynamics. The demonstrations involved shooting substrates such as clothing, building components and vehicle surfaces including sheet metal, plastics, laminated glass, tempered glass and upholstery. After closely examining each substrate, the class concluded with each group of participants having an opportunity to “investigate” an indoor shooting scene as well as the vehicular shooting scene. Lieutenant Charles Barstow of the Milton Police Department attended the course and described it as “far and away one of the most informative and applicable classes I have taken in 18+ years of law enforcement.”

FTS was started by Nathan Lefebvre, a long-time administrator of the Univ. of Tennessee’s National Forensic Academy. Lefebvre also founded The Forensic Training Foundation in an effort to create high quality, low cost training opportunities for forensic practitioners around the country. The course hosted by Gwinnett County Police Department was funded largely by crime writer Patricia Cornwell, who has provided strong support for forensic training for many years.

Forensic Training Source will be offering a number of training courses in varying forensic disciplines at differen locations around the U.S. More information about these courses and how to host a training course is available at www.forensictrainingsource.com.

Source: Forensic Training Source

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