FSA112 – 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

Forensic Photogrpahy 2Once an investigator has mastered basic forensic photography, there are advanced skills and techniques that can allow for greater effectiveness in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence.  Participants will learn photographic techniques such as low light/nighttime, ultraviolet, infrared, and laser photography.  Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and application exercises.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography II Course #40054.

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 
  • Electronic flash
  • Tripod
  • Flashlight

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

  • Cable release
  • Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
  • Color contrast filters
  • Photographic (forensic) barrier filters
  • Blue #47 glass filter
  • RM72 infrared glass filter
  • Camera instruction manual
  • Electronic flash instruction manual
  • Extra batteries for camera and flash
  • Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)

Topics

  • Equipment and basic exposure review
  • Macro photography
  • Nighttime photography
  • Reciprocity failure
  • Flash photography
  • Painting with light
  • Shooting reconstructions
  • Bloodstain photography
  • Ultraviolet and infrared photography
  • Photographic perspective

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

  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – ACE
  • 20.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)

Other Information

Class Schedule

  • This course is presented in evening/nighttime hours. Review specific course delivery locations for class start / end time

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

Policies

TEEX Policies

I think that regardless of one’s training, this course can benefit any death investigator. Very applicable to our job as detectives.

— Death Investigation
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