MOVE OVER JETHRO, ABBY, DUCKY et al… The **real** Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Regional Security System To Hold Crime Scene Investigations Seminar in Barbados this week
I tend to think CSI on television is a bit overpopulated with all of its tightly bound versions, did you ever see David Letterman’s spoof on CSI? He added more versions and every one starts about a dead body discovered… Well, reel life compared with Real Life is quite a bit different! One of the best CSI spin-off’s for me is NCIS with Mark Harmon and crew, as directed by Donald “Magnum PI” Bellisario. Well, now Barbados and the eastern caribbean get to experience the ‘the real McCoy.’
The Force Protection Detachment of the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, in conjunction with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Regional Security System, is holding the 2010 Eastern Caribbean Crime Scene Investigations Subject Matter Exchange seminar at the Regional Security System Paragon base in Christ Church, Barbados. The seminar will begin on Monday July 26, 2010 and finish on Friday July 30, 2010. It will be attended by approximately 36 detectives, lead investigators and first responders to Crime Scenes from all RSS member states, i.e. Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the RSS Headquarters-the Central Liaison Office (CLO).
The seminar, led by NCIS Subject Matter experts from Washington DC, will cover topics such as Securing Crime Scenes, Evidence Collection, Packaging of Evidence, Photographing of Evidence and Sketching of Crime Scenes. The attendees will also be actively engaged in a practical Crime Scene exercise for hands-on experience.
The seminar is funded by the United States government and responds to priorities identified during U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Barbados. It is part of America’s continuing engagement with its Caribbean partners, which will be further strengthened through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative that President Obama announced at the 2009 Summit of the Americas.