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  • Three Sirchie Solutions You Need in Your Classroom Today

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    New uses for technology find their way into the public safety industry all the time. To prepare your students for the professional world, programs that highlight and give students hands-on experience with technology used in the field set themselves apart. We offer three solutions to help you enhance your criminal justice, forensics, and other related programs: Affordable Live Scan Systems to demonstrate current identification and biometric practices Thermal Imaging Cameras to help see the...
  • We Are All the First Line of Defense: Recognizing Human Trafficking

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Human trafficking is everywhere, in many forms, every day.  This dangerous criminal activity is often in plain sight, yet lurks in the shadows and on the fringes and goes undetected if you don’t know the signs.  We’re committed to helping raise awareness of the signs of human trafficking.  Knowledge is power and we are all on the first line of defense to help victims of human trafficking. Common myths surround human trafficking: Sex trafficking is the only form of human...
  • Fire Investigation: 5 Helpful Tips for Documenting Arson Scenes

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Unfortunately, 2016 saw several wildfires that are now suspected arson cases, such as the recent fires in Tennessee and Northern California. Fire scenes are often some of the toughest scenes to investigate and analyze. Potential evidence has been disturbed or destroyed; the area might not be safe; and they’re naturally dark, making it difficult to spot items of interest. However, fire scenes should be treated as crime scenes and extensively documented. Arson cases typically go to trial about...
  • Your Winter Wishlist

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Winter brings on longer periods of darkness, colder temperatures and challenging weather conditions.  These conditions can change the environment that law enforcement operates in. Cold temperatures means less people (and witnesses) outside and around.  There’s often less opportunity for random crime but criminal activities tend to shift towards more premediated crimes, such as robberies and property crimes. What does this mean for you? Challenging conditions mean it’s essential that you...
  • 5 Useful Applications for Thermal Imaging Cameras

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Our new Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) allow you to measure temperature differentials from as close as 6 inches to as far as 500-1,800 feet away depending on the model.  That’s six times as long as an American football field.  Being able to see the difference in temperature can give you significant advantages in more ways than you may think. Here are 5 scenarios where our customers have found Thermal Imaging Cameras to be very helpful to meeting their mission: Search & Rescue....
  • “A Year of Thankful” to our #policepartners and our #publicsafetypartners

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    As we start the holiday season in the U.S. with Thanksgiving, we are taking some time to reflect on what this means to us.  “Giving Thanks” is something that we strive to do on a daily basis to our customers, our #policepartners and #publicsafetypartners, for the difficult work you willingly do every day to keep us and our communities safe.  We are truly grateful to each and every one of you for your business and more importantly for your partnership and trust in Sirchie to help you with...
  • In lilac for Forensic Nurses Week

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    The forensic nurse is often called upon to handle the most horrific cases of abuse. They’re on the front line of helping victims and establishing justice. They must balance the need to provide much-needed medical attention while collecting evidence from a potential living crime scene. A crime scene that is in the form of a vulnerable, scared, and sometimes uncooperative victim. That evidence is often used to bring charges against and prosecute perpetrators. We honor and thank all forensic...
  • Help Victims of Assault – How to View Aged/Faded Bruises and Contusions

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Domestic violence can take many forms including child abuse and neglect, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and others. As a partner of all public health and safety professionals, we’re committed to providing information to help seek justice for all victims of violence. Proper documentation of bruises and contusions can be an essential part of domestic violence investigations. Any type of assault can leave bruises and contusions, the most common injuries observed in...
  • Five Things You Have to See in Booth 1711 at IACP

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    At Sirchie, we’re always working to develop and deliver the tools and training you need to command your scene more efficiently. Our mission: How can we make your life on the job easier? Simply put, we listen to you and anticipate what you’ll need. With an eye to the future, especially with technology changes, we’re introducing the following products at #IACP2016. Stop by our booth – Booth #1711 – to learn more, especially on Monday afternoon. We’ll have some beer and raffles for...
  • Dedicated #Policepartners: #SirchieSupports the #IACP2016

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
      We recognize the importance of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the leadership this organization provides for modern policing.  At Sirchie, we are dedicated #policepartners working to deliver solutions that help you eliminate the uncertainty in the scenes you encounter.  We respect and admire your commitment to establish public safety and it is our commitment to you to provide solutions that help you Command Every Scene™ you face. Going beyond our...
  • Helping the next generation of Forensic Science Professionals: Our Forensic Symposium for Educators

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    “Awesome instructors, great stories, really excellent workshop, very impressed.” “Program was very beneficial. Will definitely use in the classroom and enhance curriculum.” “Yes, many, many practical exercises for college students!” “This symposium was excellent. Can’t wait until next year.” (From Evaluation Forms, filled out anonymously, and received on July 15, 2016) These statements were feedback from our first effort connecting with STEM teachers and forensic professors....
  • 10 Great Forensic Products for Educators in the Classroom

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    Holding the attention of your students while providing a great education is an everyday challenge for educators.  With continued popularity from the “CSI effect” and true crime shows, forensics and crime scene investigation have gained favor with students around the world. Whether you have an established forensics program, are just getting started, or are looking to incorporate forensics into STEM-based lessons and traditional disciplines like chemistry, biology, math, physics, etc.,...
  • Considering purchasing a surveillance system? Here’s five questions to help make your decision easier.

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
      Video surveillance offers the ability to objectively document crimes and activity. It has become a valuable tool in law enforcement’s arsenal to fight crime and solve cases. Additionally, video footage is often key evidence in court cases. With technology advances, surveillance has come a long way from the man in a car with a camera and VHS tape recordings. Today, surveillance products produce clear, high-resolution images, live video feeds and recordings with the right technology....
  • How to photograph difficult scenes

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    The likelihood of an ideal arson or crime scene to photograph are pretty slim. You’re often up against difficult conditions, while at the same time, it’s important to get clean and detailed, photos. It sounds impossible but we’re here to help. Below, we’ve covered five difficult scenes to photograph and the best practices to get that crisp image. On a side note, you first need to understand how each setting: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and depth of field (DOF), in your camera works....
  • National Police Week 2016

    By: Andy Mariella
    Thoughts and prayers are with all law enforcement during National Police Week as we honor all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you to all law enforcement and your families for the exceptional job that you do every day making the Thin Blue Line and keeping us from harm. Our resolve is strong to recognize and support all of the exceptional work that is done to keep our communities safe. Follow Sirchie on social media through the hashtags #SirchieSupports and #policepartners...