This is a basic level course for detectives and other law enforcement personnel that are 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 Topics Include:
- Basic crime scene management
- Latent prints
- Serology and DNA
- Alternate light source
- Searching vehicles
- Recovering human remains
- Autopsy procedures
- Case studies
The course ends with 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.
- A digital SLR camera with a remote flash is preferred. If you do not have access to an SLR camera with removable flash, your agency issued camera used for crime scenes. Each student will need a camera kit.
- Backup batteries, SD card, and detachable flash.
- An L shaped black and white photo ruler.
- Cell Phone cameras will not be allowed.
Dress Code & Identification:
Visitors attending training at WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. If you are not wearing agency identification, you will be asked to check in at the front desk and will be provided with a clip-on visitor's identification card.
- 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.
Revised April 2017