Physical evidence collected at the scene of a crime is often the single most critical element in criminal prosecution and conviction. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting crime scene investigations and processing crime scene evidence. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical laboratory application, scenario-based practical application, and proper photography techniques.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Technician Course #40052.
- Licensed or certified peace officer with a current
commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative
- Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency
conducting investigative tasks or duties
- Nurse employed by a medical facility tasked with conducting
Course Completion Requirements
Student Must Provide:
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
requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants employed by
or attached to law enforcement/investigative agencies must attend the class in
Prior Training Courses or Knowledge
Student May Bring:
- Camera cable release
- Macro lens or diopters
- Camera instruction manual
- Laptop computer or photo card reader (for photo review)
Course Attire / PPE
- Participants will conduct field exercises and processing activities
throughout the course and are encouraged to dress appropriately by wearing older, comfortable
TopicsCrime scene documentation +Crime scene searches and legality +DNA evidence +Electronic evidence +Evidence collection, packaging, and preservation +Fingerprint processing with chemicals and dyes +Powder processing fingerprints +Processing blood prints +Processing fingerprints on difficult surfaces
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 CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)+Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)