Training and Education
This subcommittee has been tasked with developing guidelines for the basic educational and training requirements for practicing bloodstain pattern analysts and the basic content of specialized training courses in BPA.
The chair of this subcommittee is Jon Forsythe, Senior Policy Analyst for the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services.
The other subcommittee members are Leah Innocci of the Wyoming State Crime Laboratory, Gillian Leak of Principal Forensic Services Ltd., Kevin Winer of the Kansas City Missouri Police Crime Laboratory, and Toby Wolson of the Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau.
Resources and references
In accordance with the SWGSTAIN Bylaws, Section VI (D),
any approved SWGSTAIN draft document or work product must be offered for
public comment. Comments made in writing will be formally addressed by the
appropriate SWGSTAIN Subcommittee and the response(s) published using SWGSTAIN.org.
Any positive feedback and/or constructive criticism should be directed to
the Training and Education Subcommittee Chair. Prior to reviewing a SWGSTAIN
draft document, please review the Introductory
Note prepared by SWGSTAIN that describes the intent and objectives of
its peer review process. The following Training and Education Subcommittee
documents are available for public peer review:
[Currently no Public Comment Documents are available]
In accordance with the SWGSTAIN Bylaws, Section VI (E), the following Training and Education Subcommittee draft document(s) have been offered for public peer review and are currently in the process of final ratification and/or awaiting publication as a SWGSTAIN Guidance Document(s):
[Currently no Draft Documents are awaiting ratification and publication]
The comments received by the Training and Education Subcommittee during the public comment period have been reviewed and considered as part of each draft document's final development. In accordance with the SWGSTAIN's Bylaws, Section VI (D), the comment(s) received by the Training and Education Subcommittee and SWGSTAIN's formal response(s) to these comments have been compiled and are currently available for review for the following Training and Education Subcommittee document(s):