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  • Five photography terms every arson & crime scene photographer should know. BONUS: the Painting with Light technique

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Investigators and witnesses can describe scenes, sometimes in great detail. However, photographs can tell the story better with objectivity. They freeze time and leave a permanent record of the scene. Despite its advantages, photography remains the least understood and developed skillset for arson and crime scene investigators. Below we’ve covered four photography camera settings you should know about and highlighted why they’re important. All of the settings interact with each other and...
  • Choosing the right trauma kit

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Injuries happen quickly and without warning. When they do, you want something at hand so you can command the scene and treat the injured person until they receive medical attention. There’s a couple of different names for them: First Aid Kit, Trauma Kit, or Medical Bag. It sounds confusing about how each one is different and which one you need, but we’re here to help. Our trauma kits are created specifically for law enforcement and military personnel and we’ve reviewed our top three...
  • Command Every Scene at the RNC/DNC Conventions

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    With upwards of 100,000 demonstrators expected to be in each of the convention cities this July, Sirchie helps you be prepared for the uncertainty and maintenance of crowds, especially in today’s highly charged political climate. To make your life easier while planning, we’ve highlighted some recommendations and considerations when preparing for the conventions. What is essential? Balancing officer safety while maintaining control in this environment is paramount. You want gear that keeps...
  • 2016 AAFS Conference

    By: Andy Mariella
    Sirchie is proud to exhibit at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Booth 407 Exhibit Hall open February 24-26, 2016. Join us to learn more about our full offering for the professional and educational forensic laboratory including our featured solutions: Custom Kits Ductless Forensic Workstations, Drying Cabinets, and Fuming Chambers New NARK Presumptive Narcotics Reagent Kits for Fentanyl LABKAM & RUVIS System Alternate Light Sources New...
  • Custom Kits

    By: Andy Mariella
    From your idea to reality, Sirchie has the expertise, inventory, and manufacturing capabilities to meet your needs We offer thousands of high quality, reliable products delivered with our world-class customer service to suit your department's needs. Department protocols, processes, and procedures can call for unique solutions on occasion. When these situations arise, Sirchie is the ideal partner to develop and deliver your department's custom solution. Why work with Sirchie on custom...
  • New Webinar :Understanding Gun Shot Residue

    By: Andy Mariella
    Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge with a new Sirchie training webinar" "Understanding Gun Shot Residue" Thursday December 17, 2015 1-2 PM EST The increased media focus on gun violence and officer involved shootings creates an opportunity for law enforcement to reassure the public that investigations are conducted properly. Understanding gun shot residue is fundamental to solid investigations that involve discharge of weapons. In this new Sirchie webinar, you will learn: •...
  • New Sirchie Training to Take Your Latent Print Comparison Skills to the Next Level

    By: Andy Mariella
    You work as a latent fingerprint examiner or supervise a LPE team. You are driven to become the best examiner you can be. Practice involving complex exercises and real life casework comparisons can help you. Sirchie is offering a new Comprehensive Advanced Latent Print Comparison course in 2016. This class is the time and place to get the practice you need to become a better latent print examiner. Designed and taught by Johnny Leonard, former Deputy Director of the Wake County (NC) CCBI,...
  • New Webinar "Current Trends in Narcotics: Heroin, Flakka and THC Concentrates"

    By: Andy Mariella
    Join us for a new Sirchie training webinar "Current Trends in Narcotics: Heroin, Flakka, and THC Concentrates" Wednesday October 14 1-2 PM EDT (12 Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific) Learn the latest information on these substances from our narcotics expert, Jack Thorndike. Register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5325822488769237762
  • Please Share Your Thoughts With Sirchie

    By: Andy Mariella
    Help us by sharing your thoughts on a few topics.  This survey is intended for our US customers. Please access the survey via the link below.  We will collect responses through August 31. August 2015 US Customer Feedback Survey Thank you in advance for your time and your consideration.
  • "What You Need to Know About Cyanoacrylate Fuming" Webinar

    By: Andy Mariella
    Join us for a new Sirchie training webinar "What You Need to Know about Cyanoacrylate Fuming" Thursday August 27 1-2 PM EDT New York. Register now: https://sirchie.clickwebinar.com/cyanoacrylate/register Learn tips and techniques to help you detect latent fingerprints using cyanoacrylate (superglue) fuming.  Hope you can join us!
  • NARK News

    By: Administrator
    Welcome to the New Home for Sirchie's NARK News, an electronic newsletter for narcotics investigation Sirchie publishes NARK News several times per year as a resource for law enforcement professionals involved with narcotics investigation.  To access any issue, simply click on the cover of that issue and it will open up the downloadable PDF version for your review. New Issue - Volume 9 Published June 2015                     Archive Volume 8 June...
  • New Webinar "Basics of Surveillance Operations - Understanding New Technologies"

    By: Andy Mariella
    Don't miss this chance to learn about the basics of surveillance technologies and what the latest technologies can do to make your missions safer and easier to execute. Thursday May 28 1-2 PM Eastern Daylight Time (Starting 12 Noon CDT, 11 AM MDT, 10 AM Pacific DT) Register: https://sirchie.clickwebinar.com/surveillance/register
  • New Sirchie Webinar "Alternate Light Source Basics for the Crime Scene"

    By: Andy Mariella
    Join us Friday May 1, 2015 1-2 PM EDT (12 Noon CDT, 11 AM MDT, 10 AM PDT) for a new training webinar.  Students will learn the basics of working with alternate light sources to help them execute the most complete evidence collection mission possible. Register now: https://sirchie.clickwebinar.com/als/register
  • Sirchie Webinar - Basics of Casting Footwear Impressions

    By: Andy Mariella
    Learn from Sirchie on the basics of how to cast footwear impressions including demonstrations of basic techniques.  Once you get the basics, come to Sirchie and get practical hands-on experience in our Evidence Collection Advanced Training class. You can register via this link: https://sirchie.clickwebinar.com/casting/register Thursday February 26, 2015 1-2 PM Eastern Standard Time New York To learn more about coming to Sirchie for training, please follow this...
  • Vincent Van Gogh "did not shoot himself," forensic expert claims

    By: Administrator
    Reprinted From Fox News Wheat Field by Vincent Van Gogh Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, whose mysterious death by gunshot near Paris in 1890 has long been scrutinized, may have been murdered, a leading forensics expert claims. The Post-Impressionist artist revealed on his death bed he had shot himself in a wheat field in Auvers on July 27, 1890, just days after placing a large order for paint and other supplies. But Dr. Vincent Di Maio, an expert on gunshot injuries who was a key witness...