Tradewinds 2011: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Conducts Crime Scene Investigation Subject Matter Exchange

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), in conjunction with the Force Protection Detachment Barbados, is conducting a Crime Scene Investigation Subject Matter Exchange in Antigua as part of Tradewinds 2011. The CSI Subject Matter Exchange runs from March 10-14, 2011. The exchange will be attended by some 24 attendees from 21 partner nations from the Caribbean, Central and South America.

{FILE IMAGE} Media are invited to attend any aspect of the exercise. For more information, please contact 2nd Lt. Dominic Pitrone at 504-678-0052, 440-479-6641 or

The exchange will cover topics including securing crime scenes, evidence collection, packing of evidence, photographing of evidence, and sketching of crime scenes. The Subject Matter Exchange culminates in a death scene examination exercise in which attendees will conduct a full crime scene investigation based on a scenario prepared by the instructors.

{FILE IMAGE} The exercise is directed by the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs, and sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command. It is conducted annually in cooperation with Caribbean Basin, Central and South American partner nations.

NCIS will also hold two addition Subject Matter Exchanges covering Law Enforcement Techniques and the Detection of Installation Surveillance during Tradewinds for 48 attendees.

Tradewinds 2011 is a joint-combined, interagency exercise and will involve U.S. personnel from the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with forces from 21 partner nations: Antigua-Barbuda (host nation), Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, as well as Trinidad & Tobago.

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