The FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the 2018 schedule for their Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshops. The two-day workshops will include classroom presentations, breakout group sessions, and a tabletop exercise to promote the Crim-Epi Model for conducting joint investigations during a suspicious biological incident.
Registration is free, and interested attendees can access additional information by clicking each individual event post: January 2018 (New Orleans, LA), March 2018 (Long Beach, CA), May 2018 (Minneapolis, MN), July 2018 (San Francisco, CA) and August 2018 (Augusta, ME).
Key Learning Objectives:
- 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, develop a joint investigations protocol, and conduct joint patient interviews
- Foster working relationships between law enforcement and public health