FBI-CDC 2016-17 Training Announcement: Criminal-Epidemiological Investigation

The FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 schedule for their Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshops. An offering of five 2-day workshop 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: October 2016 (Seattle, WA), December 2016 (San Antonio, TX), February 2017 (Honolulu, HI), April 2017 (Pittsburgh, PA) and June 2017 (St. Louis, MO).

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; developing a joint investigations protocol and conducting a joint patient interview
  • 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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