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Training Seminars / Tennis in Nashville
« Last post by Kelsey Cramer on Yesterday at 04:44:44 PM »
Is anyone attending AFTE next week a tennis player who would be interested in getting a little practice in one night?
The team I'm on made it to the USTA State tournament next weekend and some practice this coming week would be great! I'm a strong 4.0 but I'd be up for playing no matter what level, doubles would be great but just getting out and hitting some balls would be appreciated!
Let me know!
216-650-8189 (cell phone)
Job Announcements / Wichita, Kansas -- Criminalistics Lab Manager
« Last post by Marah Carney on May 23, 2019, 09:06:24 AM »
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Wichita, Kansas!!

This position is open for those who have four years of FA/TM casework experience -OR- drug chemistry casework experience (or both).  AFTE or ABC certification is preferred.

Wichita is known as the Air Capitol of the World, so if you like aviation this is the place for you!  Wichita is also the proving grounds for many of the country's start-up fast food chains, so come hungry!  It's a small town feel with the luxuries of a big city!

Interested in what we have to offer?  Check out the link below:

Questions? Contact Lana (drug chemistry) or myself (firearms) at -or-
The City of Oakland CA is seeking qualified individuals to fill four Criminalist II (Forensic Firearms) vacancies within the Oakland Police Department, Criminalistics Division.  This is a journey-level professional civilian position in the Crime Laboratory's Firearms Unit.  The laboratory is ANAB accredited and meets ISO 17025 standards.

Applicants who have completed comprehensive Firearms Examiner training and have independent firearms casework experience should apply for the Criminalist II selective certification position. Applicants who have journey level non-firearms forensic experience that are looking to move to the firearms discipline should apply under the general Criminalist II position.

A detailed announcement, requirements, and application materials are available at
Training Seminars / Re: Patch exchange at Poster/BYOS night for AFTE 2019
« Last post by David Curtiss on May 20, 2019, 09:18:36 AM »
A most EXCELLENT idea!

Thanks for posting, Kathy.
Job Announcements / WSP-Spokane Firearms Examiner
« Last post by Rick Wyant on May 17, 2019, 02:03:55 PM »
Come to Spokane!

More info:
What makes a region a destination? Everyone has their own opinion. But when a place like the Spokane Washington Region has it all, it's tough not to sing its praises. Blessed with a unique combination of outrageous outdoors and amazing attractions, incredible arts and delectable dining, and a historic past living seamlessly with a vibrant future. From thrilling whitewater or downhill adventures, to inspiring art and powerful Broadway performances, the Spokane WA Region offers enough activities to pack any vacation calendar.

   A gracious and welcoming community north of Spokane, Green Bluff invites you to share in the harvest experience. Pluck fresh apples from green branches, bite into a juicy peach, or search for perfect strawberries. Create a new family tradition as you join the Green Bluff community in the traditions passed down for generations.
   Spokane has 260 annual days of sunshine. That means our local farmers have a fabulous growing season and lots of produce to show you. Spokane farmers markets are more than a place to buy produce; they are the best neighborhood events of the summer. With live music, artisan goods, and delicious locally grown food, the markets guarantee good times. When the summer heat hits Spokane, there are an abundance of splash pads offering instant family fun. All your kids need is a swimsuit?wild jets and geysers will take care of the rest. Two popular spots are at Manito Park and Discovery Playground in the Spokane Valley.
   Walk, jog, bike, and sightsee! Like the Spokane River it traces, the 40-mile paved Centennial Trail provides something for everyone. Start from downtown and take the trail west through the Kendall Yards community, along the high bluff above the river, and all the way out through the massive Riverside State Park. Or, start by heading east through Riverfront Park, towards Gonzaga University, and all the way out to the Idaho border on your way to Coeur d?Alene. Whether you're lacing up your shoes, renting a bike, or bringing your binoculars, there's a pocket of the Centennial Trail waiting just for you.
   A mixture of urban chic and outdoor adventures, Spokane has something for everyone. Taste food by James-Beard-nominated chefs at Sante or The Wandering Table. Listen to live music at The Bartlett or the symphony at the iconic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Glide over the breathtaking Spokane Falls, situated right downtown, in the SkyRide, rated as one of the world?s best gondolas. Kids can feed the Garbage-Eating Goat or slide down the giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon in Riverfront Park.
We're posting again to fill a vacant Firearm/Toolmark Examiner Advanced position at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.  If you have any questions, you can email me at or find me in Nashville!
Training Seminars / Patch exchange at Poster/BYOS night for AFTE 2019
« Last post by Kathy Geil on May 17, 2019, 12:26:21 PM »
The AFTE 2019 host committee has graciously offered up a space at the POSTER/BYOS night for a patch exchange.  If you are interested in exchanging patches, please come find us. 

See you there!

- Kathy Geil
Training Seminars / Machining Class in Dayton, dates added
« Last post by Chris Monturo on May 16, 2019, 07:11:24 PM »
Our first class was last month and it was a great time.  Students machined their own samples, we evaluated for the various occurrences of chip formation.  We even had time to complete an 80% AR lower which they shipped home.
Three new dates have been added and if an agency will commit 3 or more, we can add a specific date.
Nov 13-15 , 2019
Feb 12-14, 2020
April 15-17, 2020
Training Seminars / 2019 Midwest Firearm Training Seminar
« Last post by Stacey Hartman on May 13, 2019, 11:41:25 AM »
This year’s Midwest Firearm Training Seminar will again be in Indianapolis, hosted by the Indiana State Police.

Save the dates of October 23 & 24.

Day 1: Examiners volunteer to present on various topics, including, but not limited to: interesting cases, new technology or methodology, changing legislation and research projects/validation studies. Presentation times can vary from 15-60 minutes.

Day 2: Machining Lecture provided by Chris Monturo in the morning. Chris has graciously offered to donate his time, so once again there will be no cost to attend either day of the seminar. There will be an option to purchase samples from Chris that relate to his lecture. You will be on your own for lunch and options will be provided. In order for this seminar to succeed we need presentations and attendees. Please consider doing both.

The final agenda and times will be solidified closer to October.

Please let me know if you would like to receive further information on the 2019 seminar or if you would like to submit a topic to present, and most importantly, please RSVP for one or both days @
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