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.


Participants must be a certified peace officer or assigned to a crime scene investigative unit.

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
11/04/2019 11/08/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAT19703 Register
02/03/2020 02/07/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
08/24/2020 08/28/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon