We have just delivered a coordinated package of BPA training to Crime Scene Coordinators and Managers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police collaboration.
The programme started with online access to our flagship Introduction to BPA course, where participants worked through the training at their own pace in response to operational demands and shift patterns.
This was supplemented with one-day interactive practical sessions, delivered at Bedfordshire Police HQ.
The face-to-face teaching gave participants an opportunity to consider the strengths and limitations of BPA as it applies to their role at the crime scene, and to investigate complex bloodstain patterns generated during simulated assault scenarios. The Aims and Resources can be downloaded here:
We take participant feedback very seriously, especially when 96% of participants (/25) give us top marks and score the training overall as 'Excellent'!
BCH’s Head of Scientific Services, Stuart Brennan, said:
“This is an area where our SOCOs have historically received a more basic level of training through internal presentations. We wanted to help refresh and grow their knowledge and enable them to get a better level of understanding to inform decisions around whether to call out an external expert. The trainees had an amazing day and would certainly recommend the training to other forces as a part of their CSI CPD.”
Here are some of the other lovely things students said about our BPA Training for Crime Scene Professionals course:
You can read more about this bespoke training event on the FCN website: