FSA108 – 40.00 Hours
|06/03/24 – 06/07/24
|LS FSA108 12
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.
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.
- “This was a very good training! I loved the hands on aspect.“
- “The instructors were awesome and provided great insight of the crime scene applications and fundamentals.“
Participants enrolling in this course must complete the following courses prior to attendance:
- Forensic Technician
- Foundations of Forensic Photography
- Forensic Photography I
- Forensic Photography II
- Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Please send proof of course completion via email to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to class start date.
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
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
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.
Participant May Bring
- Electronic flash
- Camera cable release
- Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
- Camera instruction manual
- Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- 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
- 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
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 – American Council on Education (ACE)
Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]