FSA108 – 40.00 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

Biological evidence resulting from violent crime presents unique and challenging issues for crime scene investigators. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for processing and documenting violent crime scenes. Participants will learn how to assess assaults, sexual crimes, and homicides, as well as the physical evidence from such scenes. Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and practical application.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes Course #40058.

Prerequisites

  • 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

Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 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.

Course Completion Requirements

Student Must Provide
  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod

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

Student May Bring

  • Electronic flash
  • Cable release
  • Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
  • Camera instruction manual
  • Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)

Topics

  • Collection and packaging of biological evidence
  • Collection of impression evidence
  • Collection of trace evidence
  • Crime scene documentation
  • Crime scenes and biological evidence
  • Processing firearms and ammunition for physical evidence
  • Processing items for biological evidence

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 and patrol officers

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – ACE
  • 20.00 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 (979) 862-2788
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

This course was above and beyond my expectations.

— Forensic Technician
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