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R2- 228D DNA Used for Criminal Cases

March 11

Course Number: 228D

Investigators, prosecutors and crime scene personnel will benefit from insight into the decision making process of how law enforcement can best use the limited DNA resources for criminal cases in Idaho. This free, one-day course is co-sponsored by Idaho State Police Forensic Services Lab and Rocky Mountain Information Network. Topics include both conventional analysis through the Idaho State Police Forensic Services Lab, and the more recently developed genetic genealogy techniques using private laboratories partnered with the Idaho State Police Forensic Services.

Free DNA Training

Date: 11 March 2020

Time:   0800-1700

Credit Hours:  8 hours

Meridian Police Department
Training Annex
1123 East Watertower Street
Meridian, Idaho 83642


(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is credited with solving the 1992-1993 Phoenix Canal Murders, the first case solved using genetic genealogy. She is a pioneer in the application of whole genome sequencing to low level and highly degraded DNA, enabling identifications that otherwise were believed to be beyond the reach of modern technology. Dr. Fitzpatrick is founder of Identifinders International.

Cyndi Hall has been with the Idaho State Police Forensic Services laboratory system for almost 19 years and has served as the system’s Quality Manager since 2014. She served as the Idaho State CODIS Administrator and worked for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Crime Laboratory and the California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory.

Registration Details:
Send an email to with your name, title/rank, agency name and daytime phone number. Be sure to indicate which location you’re registering for.

Class size is limited. Efforts will be made to ensure requesting agencies can enroll at least one attendee at the training. Register now.

Do not send registrations to POST.




March 11
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Idaho State Police


Meridian Public Safety Training Center
1223 East Watertower Lane
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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