Forensic Photography I

FSA101 – 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.

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12/02/24 – 12/06/24 Denton, TX LS FSA101 111 $575.00 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 Photography 1Capturing evidence and documenting the crime scene through skilled photography techniques is crucial to a proper criminal investigation. This course will address the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional crime scene documentation. Course instruction will be through lecture, case review, and practical exercises.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography Course #40053.

Participant Testimonials:

  • I feel much more comfortable and confident with my camera and the knowledge I’ve obtained will help tremendously in the field.
  • I knew nothing of the camera I came in with other than to shoot in ‘auto’ mode. I can now use the camera correctly and efficiently.

Prerequisites

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

Enrollment Requirements

Participants enrolling in this course must meet one of the following employment statuses. Please ensure the affiliation on your student account reflects one of the following:

  • 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
  • Investigators from government agencies (such as Child Protective Services) and private entities (such as insurance companies) responsible for photographic documentation

Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into the 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.
  • Laptop or tablet
  • Camera (pick one of the following)
    • Digital SLR
    • Mirrorless

Note: A phone is not considered a sufficient replacement for a laptop or tablet for this class.

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 100% 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.

In some cases, make-up work will not be available (due to equipment/facility needs and/or safety/teamwork components or activity setup/facilitation/requirements).

Participants in a TCOLE credit eligible course must complete the class in its entirety to receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be reported for TCOLE credit.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the TEEX Participant Handbook.

Participant May Bring:

  • Electronic flash
  • Camera cable release
  • Tripod
  • Camera instruction manual
  • Extra batteries for camera and flash
  • Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Camera and film selection
  • Camera operation
  • Common photographic errors
  • Crime scene photography
  • Digital photographic processes
  • Evaluating light
  • Photographic equipment
  • Photography in law enforcement
  • Standards for digital evidence
  • Utilizing depth of field

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.

  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – American Council on Education (ACE)
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)/Texas Education Agency (TEA)
  • International Association of Identification (IAI)

Other Information

International Association of Identification

You are responsible for contacting International Association of Identification (IAI) after successfully completing the TEEX course to submit the necessary documentation for your desired certification. IAI credit hours are currently available for the following credits:

  • Crime Scene Certification (issued 3/14/2024), Initial (40 hrs) or Recertification (40 hrs), and
  • Forensic Photography Certification (issued 3/26/2024), Initial (40 hrs) or Recertification (40 hrs).

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