Forensic Post Disaster Course

Course details

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: FPDC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
24-01 English Ottawa 2024-08-12 2024-08-16


  • Accommodations are offered to course participants. Our rooms are subject to availability and the request must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Meal plans are offered to course participants. The specific meal plan must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Travel grant funding is available to our non-federal law enforcement agencies


Every action taken by public safety personnel including law enforcement at a disaster or large scale scene can have a profound impact on victim identification and any subsequent criminal investigation. Coordinating the collaboration between multi-agencies and multi-jurisdictions that must respond to such events where there is a high percentage of mass fatalities presents a particular complex set of demands. Whether for the purpose of preserving evidence for a criminal investigation or effectively managing the identification of victims' officer safety and support is crucial to the success of the mission.

This course will cover the methods that have been successfully used in past disaster victim identification (DVI) and evidence collection at a possible crime scene post a disaster.

Format and delivery

Length of course
5 days
Class size
maximum 32 students
Delivery setting
The practical component is offered either in a syndicate room or at an outside setting.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Eligibility and mandatory requirements

Participants will be required to complete a pre-course assignment prior to the start of the course. The pre-course assignment includes a presentation on the first day of the course.



For more details or other information about the course, please email

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