The Berks County District Attorney’s Office is committed to assisting police personnel in Berks County, by hosting several law enforcement related training sessions annually. If you have any questions relative to training or would like to schedule a training session that would be beneficial for law enforcement in Berks County, please contact Lieutenant Andrew Wenger at 610-478-7171 ext 6041.
The Forensic Services Section recently moved into a state-of-the-art facility at the Berks County Agricultural Center.
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
The course was sponsored by the Berks County District Attorney’s Office and the University of Tennessee, in conjunction with the National Forensic Science Institute. This course explored the development, history and advancement of bloodstain pattern interpretation. Participants were taught to recognize, document, collect, preserve and examine bloodstain pattern evidence. Successful graduates of this course are now eligible for admission into the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA).
The District Attorney's Office, with assistance from the Wyomissing Police Department and in conjunction with the Berks County Chief's of Police Association, sponsors a 40-hour evidence technician course. The course is offered free to police officers in Berks County.
Evidence Technician Refresher
In 2008, Sergeant Robert Johnson taught a 16-hour evidence technician refresher course for county law enforcement officers that have previously completed the 40-hour course. The course also taught officers how to manage a shooting scene, by instructing officers to track the trajectory of a bullet.