Crime Scene Investigation Training

These training opportunities are available throughout the year, at both on-site and off-site locations nationwide. Please contact Chris Jones, Training Specialist, for additional information at

Digital Photography

This course covers the basic and advanced photographic techniques required to document crime scenes and accident scenes for court presentation. Topics include: functions and controls of digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) cameras, depth of field and motion control, close-up photography, functions and controls of detachable flash units, and solving lighting problems using fill-flash.

Crime Scene Mapping

This course focuses on the various methods for collecting data, sketching, diagramming and mapping methods of documenting the crime scene. The course consist of hands-on practical exercises using the various techniques discussed to document crime scenes and participants will demonstrate proficiency in the use of at least one computer aided drawing (CAD) program.

Crime Scene Operations 

Upon completion of the Crime Scene Operations, participants have the knowledge necessary to command a crime scene. Practical exercises include: digital photography, crime scene diagramming, proper methods of casting footwear and tire impressions, basic bloodstain pattern analysis, dusting for prints, and proper methods for collecting, packaging, and preserving evidence.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

This course explores the development, history, and advancement of bloodstain pattern interpretation. Participants learn to recognize, document, collect, preserve, and examine bloodstain pattern evidence. Successful graduates of this course are eligible for admission into the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA).

Latent Print Processing

New and emerging technologies for latent print visualization, collection, and documentation on various surfaces are taught in this course. Participants gain hands-on experience using the proper methods of recording fingerprints to ensure the prints contain useful data for analysis and comparison.

DNA Evidence Identification, Collection, and Preservation for Law Enforcement

This post-approved, basic course is intended for law enforcement, first responders, or patrol officers involved in the identification, collection, and preservation of DNA evidence. The program makes extensive use of group exercises, problem-solving scenarios, and case studies. 

Crime Scene Management in Correctional Facilities

Crime Scene Management in Correctional Facilities is a five-day, 40-hour, hands-on training program offering correctional investigators and security officers access to forensic evidence identification, documentation, collection, and preservation procedures.

The introductory-level course blends facilitated learning and lecture periods with mock crime scenes and provides a safe and effective training environment for correctional personnel.



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