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Marshall receives $1.75 million to help establish Law Enforcement Training Center in Forensic Sciences


Marshall’s Institute for Cyber Security has received $1.75 million from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Byrne Discretionary Grant Program to establish a Law Enforcement Training Center in Forensic Sciences (FTC), including digital forensics and forensic genetic genealogy (FGG).

In partnership with the West Virginia State Police Forensics Laboratory, Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC) and West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, Marshall will use the funds to build capacity at Marshall to address the needed training of state and local law enforcement officials in forensic science techniques – particularly in the technical areas of cyber forensics tools and processes and in FGG technologies. The grant extends through March of 2024.

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