Capturing evidence and documenting the crime scene through skilled photography techniques is crucial to a proper criminal investigation. This course will address the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional crime scene documentation. Course instruction will be through lecture, case review, and practical exercises.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography Course #40053.
- Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency conducting investigative tasks or duties
Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to class start date. Students will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.
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. To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants must attend the class in its entirety.
in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
Student May Bring:
- Electronic flash
- Cable release
- Camera instruction manual
- Extra batteries for camera and flash
- Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)
TopicsCamera and film selection +Camera operation +Common photographic errors +Crime scene photography +Digital photographic processes +Evaluating light +Photographic equipment +Photography in law enforcement +Standards for digital evidence +Utilizing depth of field
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)+Texas Education Agency (TEA)