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Bloodstain Detection and Enhancement Workshop
12/11/2023 - 12/13/2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern
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When: December 11-13, 2023 8AM-5PM

Where: St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office 4700 West Midway Road Fort Pierce, FL 34981  


Instructor: Heidi Sievers, PhD, CBPA


This course focuses on the detection and enhancement of latent bloodstains, including documentation and preservation methods. Students will be exposed to various chemical presumptive tests, and enhancement and detection chemicals. Students will also be tasked with photographing their results. 

It is recommended that students have previously completed a basic crime scene processing workshop course or have experience in the field. Students will need to bring the following equipment, if possible: DSLR camera, tripod, macro lens, and external flash. 


  • Understand and apply proper bloodstain detection and enhancement methods to bloodstains and bloodstained evidence
  • Employ the principles of sequential processing techniques to best document and preserve bloodstained evidence
  • Apply presumptive blood testing methods
Setting: In-Person
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
4700 West Midway Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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Contact Person
Heidi Sievers
(phone: 7272474075)
Cost: $400 per student

Students should bring a camera, tripod, shutter release cable, flashlight, and external flash. Casual dress is allowed and students will be working with chemicals with high staining capabilities. 
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12/11/2023 - 12/13/2023  
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