FSA112 – 40.00 Hours

Schedule

Price shown is for commissioned Texas peace officers or non-commissioned personnel employed by a Texas law enforcement agency. Additional fees will apply for out of state and others.

Dates Location Class Price
Details 11/28/22 – 12/02/22 Conroe, TX LS FSA112 37 $610.00 Register
Details 04/10/23 – 04/14/23 Humble, TX LS FSA112 39 $610.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Forensic Photogrpahy 2Once an investigator has mastered basic forensic photography, there are advanced skills and techniques that can allow for greater effectiveness in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence.  Participants will learn photographic techniques such as low light/nighttime, ultraviolet, infrared, and laser photography. Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and application exercises.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography II Course #40054.

Participant Testimonials:

  • 15 years CSI and still learned many new techniques.
  • They had great hands-on activities and materials which aided in the learning process for this course.

Prerequisites

Participants enrolling in this course must complete the following courses prior to attendance:

Please send proof of course completion via email to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to class start date. 

Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

Enrollment Requirements

Participants enrolling in this course must meet one of the following employment statuses:

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
  • Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency conducting investigative tasks or duties
  • Nurse employed by a medical facility tasked with conducting forensic examinations

Prior to the start of the course, a member of the Texas Forensic Science Academy staff will contact the participant to verify employment in one of the fields listed above.

Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Digital SLR camera
  • Electronic flash
  • Tripod
  • Flashlight

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. 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.

Recommended

Participant May Bring

  • Cable release
  • Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
  • Color contrast filters
  • Photographic (forensic) barrier filters
  • Blue #47 glass filter
  • RM72 infrared glass filter
  • Camera instruction manual
  • Electronic flash instruction manual
  • Extra batteries for camera and flash
  • Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)

Topics

  • Equipment and basic exposure review
  • Macro photography
  • Nighttime photography
  • Reciprocity failure
  • Flash photography
  • Painting with light
  • Shooting reconstructions
  • Bloodstain photography
  • Ultraviolet and infrared photography
  • Photographic perspective

Suggested Audience

  • Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers, corrections officers and forensic nurses

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 20.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)
  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – ACE American Council on Education (ACE)

Other Information

Class Schedule

  • This course is presented in evening/nighttime hours. Review specific course delivery locations for class start/end time

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

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