FSA404 – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s 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

In this hands-on course, call responsive law enforcement personnel will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop and lift fingerprints using conventional and magnetic powder. Participants will learn the value of fingerprint evidence, how transfer occurs, and how to properly use various powders to develop and subsequently lift prints from multiple surface types. Course instruction is through lecture and application exercises.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Fingerprint Processing for Patrol Course #667373.

Prerequisites

Participants enrolling in this course must meet the following employment status:

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency

Prior to the start of the course, a member of the Forensic Science Academy staff will contact participants to verify employment in the field listed above. 

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

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

  • Agency issued fingerprint kit

Topics

  • Fingerprint evidence
  • Powder processing and print lifting

Suggested Audience

Law enforcement personnel assigned duties that may require taking photographs for evidentiary purposes such as patrol officers.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 0.80 IACET CEUs
  • 8.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

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

I thought this course was great and provided very useful information. I’m very glad that I was able to attend and am eager to apply some of the things I learned to better prepare out university for these types of situations.

— Managing Critical Incidents at Institutes of Higher Education
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