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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.  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.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully pass (75% of above) a 20-question written examination.

Audience: PSP Enlisted, MP, LCE, LEO

Prerequisite(s): None

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 12  - CLEE ID#:  CLE00796

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.

NWTC5/18/2020 9:00 AM5/19/2020 4:00 PMNWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888No
Maximum of 20 students