In this hands-on course, law enforcement personnel will be able to demonstrate their ability to capture quality photographs in the field and while on patrol. Participants will learn how to operate their camera while exploring the implications of light, depth of field, and common issues and errors while capturing quality photographs. Progression levels of photographs and their proper sequence will be covered in the context of scenes encountered by the call responsive patrol officer. Photographs as digital evidence will also be addressed. Course instruction is through lecture and application exercises.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Photography for Patrol Course #667372.
- Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
Class attendance is an essential part of the
education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all
class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend
a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course
completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional
attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its
entirety to receive TCOLE credit.
Student May Bring
- Digital SLR camera
- Electronic flash
- Measurement scale
TopicsOperating your camera+Light+Depth of field+Capturing quality photographs+Crime scene photography+Digital evidence
Law enforcement personnel assigned duties that may require taking photographs for evidentiary purposes such as patrol officers.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits1.6 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)