FBI and CDC Announces 2018 Schedule for Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Workshops

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

Additional Resources:

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

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