Proper crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and documentation are key components to any criminal investigation. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death investigations. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical application.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Intermediate Crime Scene Course #2106.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- Must be licensed or certified peace officers with a current commission or non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigate/process crime scenes
- External flash
- Camera cable release
- Instruction manuals (camera and flash)
TopicsCrime scene searches and legality+Phases of crime scene investigation+Crime scene documentation: photography and sketching+Identification, collection, and preservation of evidence+DNA evidence+Electronic evidence+Collection, classification, and identification of fingerprints+Fingerprint processing+Investigative techniques for specific crime scene areas+Crime scene simulation
- Peace officers, deputies, and crime scene investigation personnel
Continuing Education and Professional Credits4 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)