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.
Participants enrolling in this course must meet one of the following employment statuses:
- 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 conduction forensic exminations
Prior to the start of the course, a member of the Forensic Science Academy staff will contact participants to verify employment in one of the fields listed above.
Students will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into the 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. 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.
in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
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)