Course detail: Intermediate Crime Scene Processing and Investigations
This training is designed for patrol officers or detectives who want to learn more advanced methods of processing crime scenes. The class will focus on recovering fingerprints, pry marks, and shoe tracks, and locating and collecting DNA. The instructors will use methods and products that are affordable to any agency, limiting the need for expensive equipment.
This training is very hands-on. The first day will consist of classroom time with hands-on practicals to follow. The second day is a half day with mock crime scenes. At the end of the first day, there will be a test to ensure the officer/detective knows the skills taught that day. On the second-day mock crime scenes will be a pass/fail methodology.
This training is NOT a photography class, bloodstain pattern analysis, or shooting reconstruction class. Instead, this training aims to inform the participant that evidence can be collected from many items that one might not typically think to process.
Trainers will provide all materials for the practicals and hands-on activities. Participants can bring a camera, but this is not a photography class.
- Participants will employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition, either as an individual or as part of an investigatory team.
- Practice recovering prints off of paper, sticky side of tape, curved surfaces, porous surfaces
- Select appropriate methods and techniques to recover prints
- Collect pry marks
- Collect shoe and tire tracks in mud, on tile, on wood, and doors
- Experiment with an affordable alternate light source to look for biological fluids
- Apply proper technique in collecting DNA from a known person and off items of evidence
- Mock Crime Scene
Who Should Attend:
- Officers who aspire to be detectives
- Patrol Officers, especially from smaller agencies
- Detectives who would like a refresher
- 100% Participation and Attendance
- Written test and mock crime scene test