MAYVILLE- The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office held training courses for the New York State Division of Criminal Justices Services last week.
The courses engaged authorities in 120 hours of training which provided police officers better capabilities to preserve, protect, and collect evidence at all crime scenes.
These courses include additional training in the preservation and documentation of evidence at major crime scenes as well as court room testimony, DNA collection and preservation, latent processing and development and searching techniques.
Officers attended these courses to become crime scene investigators and to assist their agencies and communities with an understanding of crime scenes and evidence collection and preservation.
These agencies included the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, City of Jamestown Police Department, City of Dunkirk Police Department, Village of Westfield Police Department, Village of Fredonia Police Department, SUNY Fredonia Police Department and the City of Jamestown Fire Department.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted with instructing these courses by the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team.