Crime Scene Investigations

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed for personnel who investigate crime scenes or process physical evidence. Topics include the application of forensic science to crime scene investigation, concepts of evidence, initial response to crime scenes, crime scene methodology, notes and reports, crime scene assessment, alternate light sources, fingerprint evidence, deoxyribonucleic acid and trace evidence, crime scene photography, bloodstain evidence, crime scene sketching and forensic mapping, impression evidence, and the body as a crime scene.

Prerequisites

Participants must be assigned to a crime scene investigative unit or an officer tasked with the responsibility of processing crime scenes and/or collecting physical evidence.  Participants must submit a letter from their agency head stating they are assigned to a crime scene investigations unit or tasked with the responsibility of processing crime scenes in order to be eligible to attend this class.

Who Should Attend

This course is open to public safety personnel who are responsible for crime scene investigations.

Special Notes

Students will need to bring a digital camera capable of manual operation and a tripod. Students are encouraged to bring a laptop computer with Microsoft capabilities to class. Some course work will be done outdoors. Participants should be prepared for inclement weather and have appropriate rain and cold weather gear. This course is a recognized equivalent course for Crime Scene Processing which is required for the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Advanced Certification.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
09/06/2021 09/10/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAS21589 Register
03/07/2022 03/11/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
06/20/2022 06/24/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/19/2022 09/23/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
12/05/2022 12/09/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon