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FBI Basic Crime Scene Processing & Introduction to Forensic Techniques, Course #5501

Course Description:

This is a basic level course intended for detectives and other law enforcement personnel relatively new to processing crime scenes.  The course is taught by multiple members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Evidence Response Team. It includes classroom instruction and practical exercises outside of the classroom.  Instruction topices include:

  • Basic crime scene management
  • Latent prints
  • Serology and DNA
  • Impressions
  • Alternate light source
  • Searching vehicles
  • Collecting scent
  • Documentation
  • Photography
  • Sketching
  • Recovering human remains
  • Autopsy procedures
  • Case studies

The course culminates in the students dividing into teams and processing a mock crime scene, using the techniques learned from the course.  It is a fast-paced course and each block of instruction builds on the ones before it.

Prerequisite: Officers seeking introductory or refresher training on Crime Scene Management and                                                         processing.

Dress Code & Identification:

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus

Cost: $50

Cancellation/No Show:

  • Deadline: If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to cancel the application, you must notify the Registrar via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it seven days prior to class.
  • Fee: $50 or course fee, whichever is greater.


  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday
  • Dates and Locations listed below

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.

Application Form:

WSCJTC Application Form (Word)

WSCJTC Application Form (PDF)

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Submit Applications to:

Valerie Jenkins, Registrar