FIV156 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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Collecting and storing evidence is a crucial aspect of an investigation. This online course will teach participants how to properly manage and store property and evidence for investigative purposes. Participants will also complete interactive scenarios by applying Texas law and proven practices developed by the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT). The practices learned in this course may be superseded by your agency departmental policy.

This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Basic Property Technician Course #40062, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy.

Prerequisites

  • Participant must apply to and be admitted into CTISP of the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy
  • Participant must apply to and be admitted into Blinn College
  • Successfully pass a Federal Criminal History Background Check

Age Requirement

  • Participant must be at least 18 years of age before the CTISP end date

Course Completion Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 90 days from the registration date.
  • Participants will have three attempts to pass the final examination.
  • To complete this course, you are required to have a computer with internet access.

Online Course Technical Requirements

To successfully complete this online course, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:

  • Computer tower or laptop
    • Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Broadband or high-speed internet connection
    • Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
    • Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
    • Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Current version of web browser
    • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 52 or higher, Google Chrome 80 or higher
    • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 11, Safari 11 or higher
    • Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
  • Apple QuickTime Player 10 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 28 or higher

Attendance Requirements

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. To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants must attend the class in its entirety.

Topics

  • Chain of custody
  • Dispositions of abandoned/unclaimed and safe-keeping property
  • Dispositions of evidence
  • Packaging of evidence
  • Property room management

Suggested Audience

Collegiate students seeking technical training to prepare them for employment requiring investigative skills such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers and forensic nurses.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 16.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 16.00 hours – Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Other Information

  • Course enrollment for CTISP is through Blinn College.  Please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Course fees and enrollment for CTISP is handled through Blinn College. Please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu

Policies

TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook

Online courses: Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may the course be transferred from one customer to another.

Absolutely an excellent course!

— Forensic Technician
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