The District Attorney’s Office is committed to assisting police personnel in Berks County, by hosting several law enforcement related training sessions annually. If you have any questions relative to training or would like to schedule a training session that would be beneficial for law enforcement in Berks County, please contact Lieutenant Todd Trupp at ttrupp@countyofberks.com, or at 610-478-7171 ext 6012.

The Forensic Services Section recently moved into a state of the art facility at the Berks County Agricultural Center. Included in this facility is a 25 seat computer training center funded by Verizon Communications.

 

2013 TRAINING

 

We are currently finalizing dates for training in 2013. All training notices will be sent through the Berks County Chief's of Police Association. Click on the course to view the registration requirements.

 

 

   Date
Course 
 Location
  January 8-14, 2013 
 
0800-1600 Hrs
 
 Advanced Roadside
Impaired
 Driving Enforcement
 
 Berks County
Fire Training Center
  February 4-8, 2013 

 

 3 Dimensional

Crime Scene

Documentation

 

 
Berks County Forensic   
Services Section
 
Berks County
Agricultural
Center
 Basement
 

  To be Scheduled 

 

Digital Photography

 for Law Enforcement

 

 
  Berks County Forensic   
Services Section
 
Berks County
Agricultural
Center
 Basement
 

 To be Scheduled

Blood Spatter

 Documentation

 
  Berks County Forensic  
Services Section
 
Berks County
Agricultural
Center
 Basement
 

To be Scheduled 

 

 

40 Hour

Evidence Technician

 

 
Berks County Forensic  
Services Section
 
Berks County
Agricultural
Center
 Basement
 

     

 

 

The address of the Forensic Services Section is:

Berks County Agricultural Center, Basement, 1238 County Welfare Road Leesport, PA 19533-9710

         

 

                    

Past Training

 

In 2008, the Forensic Services Section hosted several courses in a variety of disciplines, to enhance the officers’ abilities to manage and process crime scenes in their respective jurisdictions.

 

 

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Bloodstain Pattern AnalysisThe course was sponsored by the Berks County District Attorney’s Office and the University of Tennessee, in conjunction with the National forensic Science Institute. This course explored the development, history and advancement of bloodstain pattern interpretation. Participants were taught to recognize, document, collect, preserve and examine bloodstain pattern evidence. Successful graduates of this course are now eligible for admission into the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA).

Photo Courtesy: Reading Eagle Company

 

Evidence Technician

CSIThe District Attorney's Office, with assistance from the Wyomissing Police Department and in conjunction with the Berks County Chief's of Police Association, sponsors a 40 hour evidence technician course. The course is offered free to police officers in Berks County. The course is held yearly at the Berks County Fire Training Center.

Evidence Technician Refresher

In 2008, Detective Robert Johnson taught a 16 hour evidence technician refresher course for county law enforcement officers that have previously completed the 40 hour course. The course also taught officers how to manage a shooting scene, by instructing officers to track the trajectory of a bullet.

 

 
 Berks County Detectives
Berks County Detectives