The Afghan National Army Legal Development Office hosted a one-day training seminar on crime-scene processing, securing and fingerprint analysis for the 21 members of the Afghan National Army Criminal Investigation Command Dec. 29 here.
The crime scene training was conducted by Tech. Sgt. Jarrod Williford from the Provost Marshal’s Office here, with fingerprint training conducted by Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Sharifullah Farhed, of the ANA CID.
Lieutenant Farhed said the reason for both training opportunities is there are students in the class who have graduated from law school, but have never had any formal training in investigations, and by doing these types of trainings they now know what to do at a crime scene and how to take a fingerprint.
“It is important, especially in criminal cases, to understand fingerprints in order to identify the correct suspect in a case,” Lieutenant Farhed said. “The students are grateful to receive such extensive training and are eager to apply the knowledge gained to their work.”
He said this training is exciting and the skills are vital to any investigator.
“I feel I learned quite a bit about the concept of operations and some of the methods of criminal justice,” Lieutenant Farhed said.
Afghan air force Col. Guhlam Hezrat, the AAF CID chief, said he was also impressed by the training.
“I was very happy that my CID agents and I were able to receive this training,” he said. “We all learned a great deal from it. Based on this training, I am going to implement monthly crime-scene training scenarios to help my agents keep up their skills.”
Lieutenant Farhed said he welcomes the opportunity for more training.
He said he feels good about these types of training opportunities and feels they can benefit the CID branch greatly because as he receives more training, he is able to train others and continue to better equip future ANA CID team members.