Training Update: Application Process for FY2001 Specialized Forensic Science Training Program (FSC, October 2000)
The number of training slots allocated to an agency is based on the number of employees. To determine the number of slots provided to a crime laboratory, count only examiners and/or technicians (do not include support personnel). The number of slots for other law enforcement agencies is based on sworn officers only. There is no need to prioritize training requests because every effort will be made to satisfy each agency's allotted training requests.
Students must meet the specified course requirements to be considered for training. After the applications are received, a survey designed to determine student eligibility and to obtain planning information specific to each course will be sent to each applicant. This information will be used to plan course schedules, determine road school sites, and form class rosters of eligible students based on experience and expertise levels.
Application for distance learning courses do apply to the agency's allocated slots. This year's allocation schedule is as follows:
If you are employed by a laboratory system, these figures are the total number of slots for all employees, including those in branch labs. (A laboratory system is defined as one or more branch labs. A branch lab operates as an extension or satellite facility, physically separated from the main lab. It should be supervised or managed by an individual who has primary decision-making authority for that facility and who answers directly to the system lab director.)
Please complete one application form per agency. The form must be approved and signed by the head of the requesting agency.
Return applications and Privacy Act Statements to:
Inquiries may be directed to the Forensic Science Training Unit of the Laboratory Division:
Inquiries and applications may be faxed to 703-632-4657.
All application forms must be postmarked by October 31, 2000.
Unfortunately, training requests received after the deadline cannot be accepted.
Is your agency willing to host any of the listed training courses? YES NO (circle one)
If yes, which course(s) could be held at your agency? (Please indicate any other information about your facility that is relevant.)
Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 0.85(e), authorizes the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (subject to general supervision and direction of the Attorney General) to establish and conduct law enforcement training programs to provide training for state and local law enforcement personnel.
This form is used to solicit information necessary to process your application into a system of selection. This information you supply will be evaluated to determine your eligibility.
Disclosure of the information requested is voluntary. Failure to provide the requested information may preclude or delay your participation in this program.
Comments and/or Special Requests:
Please forward the application and privacy statement (postmarked no later than October 31, 2000) to:
FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER 2000 VOLUME 2 NUMBER 4