Proper crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and documentation are key components to any criminal investigation. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death investigations. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical application.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Intermediate Crime Scene Course #2106.
- 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
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
- External flash
- Camera cable release
- Instruction manuals (camera and flash)
- Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing for classroom and field exercises
TopicsCrime scene searches and legality+Phases of crime scene investigation+Crime scene documentation: photography and sketching+Identification, collection, and preservation of evidence+DNA evidence+Electronic evidence+Collection, classification, and identification of fingerprints+Fingerprint processing+Investigative techniques for specific crime scene areas+Crime scene simulation
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 Credits4 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)