NOW AVAILABLE: NIJ TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ATTEND FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVENT APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2001 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is now accepting travel grant applications for the funding of qualified state and local law enforcement and public safety professionals who wish to attend the second annual Forensic Sciences & Crime Scene Technology Conference and Exposition (FRENZY), May 14-17, 2001 in Washington, DC. Applications are now available at http://www.frenzyexpo.com or http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/frenzy.html. To receive a faxed copy call toll-free (888) 737-1224. The grant covers airfare and conference registration. FRENZY is the world's largest showcase for investigative, crime scene and forensic technologies. The interdisciplinary educational program focuses on how to successfully integrate these technologies into operations and procedures to solve more crimes and win more cases. Attendees also receive updated information about funding, law enforcement databases and other government resources. The exhibit hall showcases science and IT that facilitate criminal and civil investigation, apprehension and prosecution. Exhibitors will feature a full range of products and services in such specialty areas as digital imaging and image enhancement, GIS, GPS, accident and crime scene reconstruction, computer forensics, human identification and DNA analysis. Qualifying groups include: Police Sheriffs Criminalists Public Safety Professionals Crime Laboratory Staff Coroners And Medical Examiners Fire Services Corrections Judges, Prosecutors and Public Defenders Highlights of the FRENZY 2001 Conference include: over 60 Educational Sessions, networking and special events, and coincides with National Police Week. To assist personnel who do not receive grants, the full conference cost has been reduced to $295, and group discounts are available. FREE Exhibit Hall Only registration is also available, which includes free educational roundtable sessions and interactive sessions in the Vendor Technology Presentation Theater located on the trade show floor. For more information on the FRENZY conference and trade show, and to obtain a grant application, please visit the web site at http://www.frenzyexpo.com, or call the FRENZY offices at (888) 737-1224.