This online course prepares participants to be able to identify and select proper fingerprint processing techniques for difficult surfaces encountered in the field. Participants will learn about the three types of difficult surfaces and the associated processing techniques. All information will be tied together in a final activity whereby the participant will simulate the collection of a fingerprint from a piece of evidence identified as a difficult surface.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
This course must be completed within 45 days from the registration date.
Participants will have three attempts to pass the final examination.
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TopicsTypes of Difficult Surfaces+Latent Print Development - Textured, Curved, & Adhesive Surfaces+Latent Print Recovery
Suggested AudienceIndividuals who take part in investigative tasks, including, but not limited to, patrol officers, detectives, and forensic investigators.
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