Managing the Crime Scene
Course Description: This two-day class is designed for the newer officer. It covers aspects from the initial response through final resolution. Topics include: Processing for latent fingerprints, photography, identification of evidence and collection and preservation of evidence. Much of the class will be hands-on scenario with a minimum of classroom lecture.
Additional Information: This is a basic introductory course and does not certify, pre-certify, or qualify the applicant for any specialized investigative position(s) and/or additional training. Students should bring any crime scene processing equipment that they use on duty, note taking materials, and a digital camera (if available).
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 2 Days / 12 Hours
Instructional Objectives: At the end of this course of instruction, the students will be able to:
- Define types of evidence.
- Recite the values of evidence for a criminal investigation.
- List the responsibilities of the first officer arriving at the scene of the crime.
- List the methods of conducting crime scene searches/search warrant execution.
- List the factors which aid in recognition of evidence during a crime scene search.
- State when specialized assistance should be summoned to a scene.
- Recite the value of note-taking at a crime scene.
- List the methods for preparation of a crime scene diagram.
- Identify common items of evidence found at a crime scene.
- List the techniques for collection, packaging, and transportation of evidence.
- Recite the value of laboratory analysis to a criminal investigation.
Audience: PSP Enlisted; LEO; MP.
MPOETC CLEE Hours: 12 - CLEE ID#: CLE00796
Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130.
Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.
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