FSA403 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your 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

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.  


Participants enrolling in this course must meet the following employment status:

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency

Prior to the start of the course, a member of the Forensic Science Academy staff will contact participants to verify employment in the field listed above.

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

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.


Student May Bring

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Electronic flash
  • Tripod
  • Measurement scale
  • Flashlight


  • Operating your camera
  • Light
  • Depth of field
  • Capturing quality photographs
  • Crime scene photography
  • Digital evidence

Suggested Audience

Law enforcement personnel assigned duties that may require taking photographs for evidentiary purposes such as patrol officers.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 1.60 CEUs
  • 16.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

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

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

The instructor kept the class motivated and took the time to ensure everyone understood nad grasped the concept of what was being taught.

— Forensic Technician
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