TRAINING SECTION

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.
 
2014 Training Schedule
 
We are currently finalizing dates for training in 2014. All training notices will be sent through the Berks County Chief's of Police Association. Click on the course to view the registration requirements.
 
 
 
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Date
Course
Location
Contact
 
 
May 7-9, 2014
 
0800-1600 Hrs
 
 Berks County Forensic Services Section
 
Berks County Agricultural Center Basement
 
Lt. Todd Trupp
ttrupp@countyofberks.com
 
August 27-29, 2014
 
0800-1600 Hrs
 
Berks County Forensic Services Section

Berks County Agricultural Center Basement​
 
Lt. Todd Trupp
ttrupp@countyofberks.com
 
 
Thursday October 23, 2014
 
3:15 - 4:45 PM
 
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
 
Berks County Services Center Auditorium
 
 Contact Lt. Trupp at:
 
ttrupp@countyofberks.com for more information
 
Fall 2014
 
Under Review
 
 Berks County Forensic Services Section
 
Berks County Agricultural Center Basement
 
Lt. Todd Trupp
ttrupp@countyofberks.com 
 
 

To Be Scheduled

 

Additional Courses to be scheduled

 

 
 

Ag Center  
  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).

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Evidence Technician

The District Attorney's Office, with assistance from the CSIWyomissing 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.

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