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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.  The majority 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).  Dress will be casual attire as there is hands on processing of evidence. Each class has no maximum student limit.

INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  2 days / 12 hours

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: LEO, PSP Enlisted, and MP.

Prerequisite(s): None

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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