This five-day, 40-hour course provides instruction in all of the vital components of crime scene investigation and techniques of evidence processing. The training will include several topics starting with crime scene responsibilities, proper photography techniques, how to use a camera in various manual modes instead of just automatic, plus macro and night photography. Additional topics of training include latent print processing, biological, trace, impression evidence, crime scene measurements and sketching, and proper evidence documentation. Hands-on exercises will focus on the recognition, documentation, processing, recovery, and preservation of physical evidence. Participants will apply learned techniques during a mock crime scene exercise conducted on the last day of the program.
This course would benefit personnel who want to have a better recognition of potential evidence, those who will be responsible for processing crime scenes themselves, or recently assigned crime scene technicians/CSI’s who have not had formal training. Participants will be required to study and review course work prior to attending the class and attend a night photography session.
Participants should wear casual clothing that may become soiled during practical exercises. Students are required to bring a digital camera (digital SLR preferred) with instruction manual, standard lens, macro lens (if available), batteries for camera and flash, digital media, off camera flash with instruction manual, remote flash cord, tripod, and a flashlight.
- This class is 40 hours.
- Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- This class is included in our membership program.