Training

COURSE SERIES “18000”: Maritime Biometrics Collection and Tactical Forensic Site Exploitation

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Based on lessons learned in operations the NMI OTC has identified a constant and growing need for training in Biometrics collection and Tactical Forensic Site Exploitation. This Course targets to fulfill the aforementioned need for enhancing training of operational officers and units in Biometrics and Forensics.


The primary aim of the Course is to train military and law enforcement personnel on biometrics collection and forensics collection using electronic biometrics collection device and proper forensic collection materials and procedures. The structure of the course is shown below:

18010 NATO Biometrics in MIO
18011 Biometrics Collection with SEEK II device
18012 Data Handling on SEEK II device
18013 Customizing a SEEK II device
18014 Forensic Site Exploitation Overview
18015 Forensic Photography
18016 Latent Fingerprint Lifting
18017 Physical Evidence Collection
18018 Forensic DNA Sample Collection
18019 Forensic Site Exploitation Practice
18020 Biometrics and Forensics Final Exercise

General information pertinent to all “18000 series” modules

Class Size:Max: 8 and Min: 4 trainees

Prerequisites:

a. Language proficiency: Trainees should have the following standards of proficiency in English (as described/coded in STANAG 6001):

  1. Listening (Fair/2)
  2. Speaking (Good/2)
  3. Reading (Good/2)
  4. Writing (Fair/2)
    (SLP 2222)

b. Computer skills: Basic skills in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) Operating System, as well as basic skills in word processing and Power Point Presentation.

Course Length:The course will occur over 5 working days (1 week).

NMIOTC Resources:Minimum resources required for the completion of this course are 1 classroom equipped with multimedia capabilities including interactive board / lectures / internet access (for syndicate work), and NMIOTC training platforms for practical training.

Accreditation:The Course is not accredited at this time and is open to NATO, Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and Partners across the Globe (PatG) countries.


“18000 series” Module description

MODULE 18010 – NATO Biometrics in MIO

image004Description:The module’s main objective is to provide biometrics collection operators with the relevant knowledge on the current policy, procedures and trends in the field of biometrics in NATO.

During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical knowledge about:

  • General information and history of biometrics;
  • Application of biometrics data in the Maritime Interdiction Operations;
  • Biometrics collection process;
  • Biometrics sharing principles;
  • Quality requirements for biometrics collection.

Objectives:Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Explainbiometrics;
  2. Describebiometricscollectionprocessandprinciples;
  3. ExplainBiometricsEnabledIntelligence;
  4. DescribeBiometricsEnabledWatchList;

The duration of the module is 1 training hour.

image006MODULE 18011 – Biometrics Collection with SEEK II

Description:The module’s main objective is to provide biometrics collection operators with the skills necessary to properly collect biometric data in different modes and environments using Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit (SEEK).
During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about:

  • Technical parameters and operational capabilities of SEEK II;
  • Collection of biometric data in different modes.

Objectives:Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe the SEEK II device;
  2. Apply correct procedures for collection of flat and rolled fingerprints;
  3. Scan irises using SEEK II;
  4. Properly collect photos of a subject in different biometrics collection modes;
  5. Ensure quality of collected biometric data.
  6. Execute search of a subject against Watch Listusing fingerprints or iris.

The duration of the module is 4 training hours (3h of classroom practical training and 1h of outdoor practical).

MODULE 18012 – Data handling on a SEEK II device

image008Description:The module’s main objective is to provide biometrics collection operators with the skills necessary to properly handle biometric data using Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit (SEEK). During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about:

  • Organization of biometrics data on SEEK II;
  • Working with Watch Lists;
  • Deleting and adding data on SEEK II.

Objectives:Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe the data handling on SEEK II;
  2. Edit existing data on SEEK II;
  3. Import/Export Watch Lists;
  4. Import/Export single enrollments;
  5. Delete data from SEEK II.

The duration of the module is 2h of classroom practical training.


MODULE 18013 – Customization of a SEEK II device

Description:The module’s main objective is to provide biometrics collection operators with the skills necessary to properly customize Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit (SEEK) to the needs of their mission.

During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about:

  • Creating custom workspaces and modes of biometrics collection;
  • Configuring the use different peripheral devices.

Objectives:Upon completion trainees will be able to:

  1. Modify existing workspaces on SEEK II;
  2. Create new workspace on the SEEK II device;
  3. Configure SEEK II to work with peripheral devices.

The duration of the module is 3 hours of classroom practical training.


MODULE 18014 – Forensic Site Exploitation Overview

image010Description:The module’s main objective is to provide forensic evidence collection operators with the knowledge necessary to properly conduct tactical forensic site exploitation in different modes and environments using basic collection materials and following

proper procedures. During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical knowledge about:

  • Basic terms of Tactical Forensic Site exploitation;
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while conducting TacticalForensic Site exploitation;
  • Collection of forensic evidence in different modes.

Objectives:Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamentals of the Tactical Forensic Site exploitation;
  2. Applycorrectproceduresforcollectionofevidence;
  3. Understand the tasks conducted during Tactical Forensic Site exploitation and their sequence;
  4. Understand how Forensic Site exploitation may be useful to military operations.

The duration of the module is 1 training hour (1h of classroom theoretical training).

MODULE 18015 – Forensic Photography

image014Description:The module’smain objective is to provide forensic evidence collection operators with the knowledgenecessary to properly conduct photographic documentations supporting tactical forensic siteexploitation in different modes and environments using proper photographic equipment andfollowing proper procedures. During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Basic rules and approaches to Tactical Forensic Photography;
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while collecting photographic evidence;
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while conducting photographic documentation of the Tactical Forensic Site exploitation;
  • Creating a proper photo log.


Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Understand basic rules and approaches to Tactical Forensic Photography;
  2. Applycorrectproceduresforcollectionofphotographicevidence;
  3. Understand the tasks conducted during photographic documentation of Tactical Forensic Site exploitation;
  4. Understand the standards and requirements for Tactical Forensic Photography.

The duration of the module is 1 training hour (1h of theoretical training and practical training on the training platform).

MODULE 18016 – Latent Fingerprint Lifting

image016Description:The module’s mainobjective is to provide forensic evidence collection operators with the knowledge necessary to properlyconduct evidence collection supporting tactical forensic site exploitation in different modes and environments using proper evidence collectionequipment and following proper procedures. During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Basic rules and approaches to evidence collection during Tactical Forensic Site exploitation;
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while collecting physical evidence;
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while conducting evidence documentation, handling and transportation;
  • Creating a proper evidence log.


Objectives:Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Understand basic rules and approaches to Tactical Forensic evidence collection;
  2. Applycorrectproceduresforcollectionofphysicalevidence;
  3. Understand the tasks and conducted during evidence collection and their proper sequence;
  4. Effectivelycollect,handle,andtransportwetphysicalevidence;
  5. Effectivelycollect,handle,andtransportdryphysicalevidence.

The duration of the module is 1 training hour (1h of theoretical training and practical training on the training platform).

MODULE 18018 – Forensic DNA Sample Collection

image018Description:The module’s main objective is to provide forensic evidence collection operators with the knowledge necessary to successfully conduct basic collection of different DNA samples. During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Basic terms of DNA sample collection;
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while conducting DNA evidencecollection;
  • Proper techniques used to identify, collect and document DNA evidence.

Objectives:Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. DescribethefundamentalsofDNAevidencecollection;
  2. ApplycorrecttechniquesforcollectionofwetDNAsamples;
  3. ApplycorrecttechniquesforcollectionofdryDNAsamples;
  4. Understand the tasks conducted during DNA evidence collection and their sequence;
  5. Understand the procedures conducted IOT avoid DNA sample contamination;
  6. Understand how latent DNA samples may be found and efficiently collected.

The duration of the module is 1 training hour (1h of theoretical training and practical training on the training platform).


MODULE 18019 – Forensic Site Exploitation Practice

image020Description:The module’s mainobjective is to provide practical training in application ofknowledge and skills learned inmodules 18014 through 18017. During this module the students will be exposed tosingle-handed scenarios in order to experience the TacticalForensic Site exploitation tasks in their complexity and sequence. Afterwards, the students will be divided in Tactical Forensic Siteexploitation teams to conduct team scenarios. Within the teams students will be assigned different roles, which will be alternated foreach new scenario in order to provide students with training in all team roles. Each single-handed and team scenario will be assessed and summarized by the instructors. Feedback will be provided to the students. During the module, the trainees will practice skills in:

  • Tactical Forensic Site exploitation planning;
  • Tactical Forensic Site exploitation safety procedures, and tasksequence;
  • Collection of photographic evidence;
  • Collection of latent fingerprints;
  • Collection of physical evidence;
  • Collection of DNA evidence;
  • Proper evidence documentation, handling, and transportation.
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while conducting evidence documentation, handling and transportation;
  • Creating a proper evidence log.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Understand basic rules and approaches to Tactical Forensic Site exploitation;
  2. Applycorrectproceduresforcollectionofevidence;
  3. Applycorrectproceduresfordocumentationofevidence;
  4. Applycorrectproceduresfortransportationofevidence;
  5. Understand the tasks and conducted during Tactical Forensic Site exploitation and their proper sequence.

The duration of the module is 6 training hours (3h of single-handed scenarios, 3h of team scenarios on the training platform).

MODULE 18020 – Biometrics and Forensics Final Exercise

image022Description:The module’s main objective is to evaluate biometricsand forensics collection operators’ performance in applying appropriate biometrics andforensics collection procedures during a boarding operation, through execution of tailored,mission specific exercise.

NMIOTC instructors will develop a tailored, mission specific scenario focused on biometrics collection to test the biometrics collection operators’ ability to enroll suspect crew members and verify their identity against existing Watch List of database as well as conduct effective Tactical Forensic Site exploitation of a crime scene.

The duration of the module is 6 training hours.