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FBI-CDC Augusta, Maine Regional Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshop


  • Camp Chamberlain Augusta, Maine (map)

The FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 schedule for their Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshops.  

Register now: https://www.train.org/main/course/1075051/live_event (search for FBI-CDC) 

This 2-day workshop utilizes classroom presentations, breakout group sessions, and a tabletop exercise to promote the Crim-Epi Model for conducting joint investigations during a suspicious biological incident.  

Agenda: https://www.train.org/a/course/1077317/documents/10112/content/

Attendees will:

  • Understand roles, responsibilities, and authorities of law enforcement and public health during a suspicious biological incident
  • Identify assets and capabilities for law enforcement and public health
  • Learn the benefits and challenges of information sharing between law enforcement and public health and determine potential solutions that may be adapted to meet the needs of both disciplines
  • Discuss best practices for:
    • Conducting a joint threat assessment
    • Developing a joint investigations protocol
    • Conducting a joint patient interview
  • Foster working relationships between law enforcement and public health

Additional Resources: 

  • Crim-Epi Handbooklocated under “Resources” at the bottom of the page.
  • The Eighth Patient VideoTen-minute video which demonstrates a joint public health/law enforcement investigation and patient interview:
    CDC MOU Template: Copies can by requested via email.