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HBC open house to showcase latest in hands-on training

June 03, 2005

Hagerstown Business College will host an open house Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to showcase the latest in hands-on training from its criminal justice and computer forensics departments.

A demonstration of the firearms training simulator (FATS) laboratory and the forensic recovery of evidence device (FRED) will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

Using sound simulation and projected moving targets via computer and laser, the FATS laboratory puts students in life-sized video re-enactments taken from actual police scenarios. The firearm used by the students does not fire live rounds.

FRED uses technology similar to that used by the FBI and local police and can gather evidence from computer CD-ROMs, cell phones and cameras by evading passwords and recovering deleted files.

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Mark Singer and other criminal justice and computer forensics faculty will be demonstrating the devices at the open house.

HBC is at 18618 Crestwood Drive.

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