Webinars & Workshops

Bode offers a variety of training webinars and workshops that include overviews and demonstrations of our service offerings.  


Sign up takes less than two minutes and the webinars are free of charge. After you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the details you will need to join the webinar. This email will include a website link and a phone number to dial for hearing audio.  Each webinar is followed by a live Q&A session.  The webinars are designed for Bode customers and invited guests, and are not open to the public.

Now available on-demand: DNA Evidence Collection: A Collaborative Effort

Join Bode Technology’s webinar to learn best practices for crime scene evidence collection, packaging, and submission.  Also hear about the impact that DNA collection has on success rates and efficiency in a forensic crime lab. Content includes:

  • Successful DNA Analysis requires cooperation between Law Enforcement Agencies and Crime Laboratories
  • The products, methods, and steps used to collect and preserve DNA evidence directly impact laboratory success rates

Webinar details:

  • Presenter: Dan Watsula, Product Manager, Bode Technology

Webinar now available on-demand: Contact us to receive a recording

Forensic Genealogy - New Solutions to Deliver Justice and Prevent More Crimes:

Join Bode for a webinar to introduce forensic genealogy.   Forensic Genealogy utilizes traditional genealogy research with advanced DNA testing to help identify potential links to unknown profiles in violent crimes and in cases with unidentified human remains.  Presenters will provide an introduction to forensic genealogy, explain how it works, and walk through the process of demonstrating a case from submission through reporting - and ultimately confirmation of an unknown sample.

  • Presenters: Melinde Lutz Byrne, Genealogist & Teresa Vreeland, Sr. Forensic Analyst/Genealogy Case Manager

CONTACT for Download: Email Bode to request a recorded copy of this webinar.


BodeHITS Webinar – Local DNA Database & DNA Analysis Webinar:  BodeHITS involves the creation of a local DNA database for law enforcement agencies to investigate property and drug crimes that are impacting their communities. BodeHITS gives law enforcement agencies the control to determine which samples are processed for DNA, provides direct access to DNA analysts, and offers fast turnaround times on samples, helping to develop investigative leads. This webinar includes a BodeHITS program overview and software demonstration.

  • There are no upcoming live webinars scheduled.  Please contact us for information on an upcoming date or to request a previously recorded webinar.




One-day or half-day training programs can be offered at your agency with a minimum number of participants and can be customized to fit the educational needs of your agency.  Among others, topics including the following are offered:

  • Crime Scene Collection and Advanced DNA Techniques Workshop – Designed exclusively for crime scene personnel, detectives, attorneys and lab analysts who use the most advanced techniques of touch DNA evidence collection and technologies

  • Forensic Paternity Statistics Workshop – Provides training in various paternity index calculations, Bayes’ theorem, use of databases, and verbiage for conclusions

  • Forensic Kinship Statistics Workshop – Provides training for calculating various paternity and kinship indices by hand and understanding the statistics at the most fundamental level