In this hands-on course, call responsive law enforcement personnel will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop and lift fingerprints using conventional and magnetic powder. Participants will learn the value of fingerprint evidence, how transfer occurs, and how to properly use various powders to develop and subsequently lift prints from multiple surface types. Course instruction is through lecture and application exercises.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Fingerprint Processing for Patrol Course #667373.
- 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
- Agency issued fingerprint kit
TopicsFingerprint evidence+Powder processing and print lifting
Law enforcement personnel assigned duties that may require taking photographs for evidentiary purposes such as patrol officers.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits0.8 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)