FSA100 – 80.00 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 10/11/21 – 10/22/21 DFW Airport , TX LS FSA100 55 $1115.00 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 ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Forensic TechnicianPhysical evidence collected at the scene of a crime is often the single most critical element in criminal prosecution and conviction. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting crime scene investigations and processing crime scene evidence. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical laboratory application, scenario-based practical application, and proper photography techniques.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Technician Course #40052 and Intermediate Crime Scene Search #2106.

Prerequisites

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 participants to verify employment in one of the fields listed above.

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

Course Completion Requirements

Student Must Provide:

  • Digital SLR camera

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

Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

Please fax proof of course completion to (877) 289-9715 or send an email to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu at least two weeks prior to class start date. Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

Student May Bring:

  • Tripod
  • Camera cable release
  • Macro lens or diopters
  • Camera instruction manual
  • Laptop computer or photo card reader (for photo review)

Course Attire / PPE

  • Participants will conduct field exercises and processing activities throughout the course and are encouraged to dress appropriately by wearing comfortable clothing.

Topics

  • Crime scene searches and legality
  • Crime scene investigative phases
  • Crime scene photography techniques
  • Types and elements of crime scene sketching
  • Evidence collection, packaging, and preservation
  • DNA evidence
  • Investigative techniques for specific types of crime scenes
  • Electronic evidence
  • Fingerprint evidence and collection techniques
  • Powder processing of fingerprint evidence
  • Processing fingerprints on difficult surfaces
  • Fingerprint processing with chemicals, dyes, and non-powder processes
  • Processing blood prints
  • Simulated crime scene investigation

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.

  • 8.00 IACET CEUs
  • 80.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 4.00 hours – ACE
  • 40.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)

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 (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

The chemicals used in the training are currently at my department. Great! I finally understand how they should be applied to evidence.

— Latent Print Processing
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