Crime Scene Academy/Investigation
We provide extensive hands-on training to develop credible skills including analyzing major scenes, learning proper investigative process, managing and documenting, as well as collection procedures at crime scenes.
Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Familiarization
To familiarize detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel on the value of the bloodstains. Students participate in at least a dozen hands-on experiments to observe how blood behaves while in flight. Evidence is often overlooked or even disregarded at crime scenes where blood has been shed. (Accepted by the (IAI) International Association of Identification.)
Wilderness Crime Scene Investigation
Outdoor crime scenes have many unique and challenging characteristics particularly in protection, identification, and collection of evidence. Cadaver dogs will demonstrate their capabilities as well as their limitations in working outdoor crime scenes. Participants will be involved with many physical aspects regarding searches and shallow grave retrieval of evidence. There will be more emphasis on retrieval and packaging of underwater, outdoor, and wilderness crime scenes, as well as the documentation of the scenes.
Crime Scene Protection for First Responders
Learn to avoid contaminating crime scenes. First responders often help set the tone for the outcome at many crime scenes. A poorly protected crime scene can equate to an equally weak case. Your confidence in protecting crime scenes will increase to a new level.
Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
This course is designed for detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel involved in crime scene investigation. Students will receive hands on training in logical ways to organize an investigation, medico-legal investigations of death, challenging photography techniques, use of light energy at crime scenes, chemical processes for latent fingerprint identification, presumptive testing for blood, & chemical processes for enhancement of bloodstains. Students should have had some basic crime scene training/experience before registering for this course.
Crime Scene Photography
The first few hours will be dedicated to re-familiarizing the student with their digital SLR camera. The basic equipment needed for this course is an SLR camera, external flash, and a tripod. The next 2 days will involve photographing items of evidence in challenging situations; for example, items in low light conditions, that luminesce or fluoresce, in shadow and sunlight, as well as macro photography. Students will learn proper techniques in photography in comparative evidence such as shoe wear, tire wear, bloodstains, as well as injuries on the body. Students will take hundreds of photos which will provide them with more confidence in their abilities in forensic photography.
Sexual Assault Crime Scene Investigation
The course is designed to minimize mistakes and to recognize physical evidence and its association specifically to sexual assaults. Identifying, preserving and packaging of such evidence is practiced in this class utilizing mock scenarios. Students will deal with the difficulties of multiple crime scenes as well as fast paced information being delivered. The premise for this class is for law enforcement to be able to collect the physical evidence that deals with factual information as to what has happened. Basic forensic equipment will be utilized in locating and packaging physical evidence at the scene. A group discussion regarding sexual assault crime scenes and their unique aspects compared to other types of crime scenes will be examined.
This class is designed for all law enforcement personnel that deal with sexual assault crime scenes. Patrol officers, detectives, and crime scene technicians can benefit from the 2-day class.
By taking this class, students will be able to better handle multiple crime scenes, recognize the physical evidence associated with a sexual assault, and understand how to better utilize basic forensic equipment to locate and document evidence.
Forensic Documentation of Firearms Evidence
This is an 8-hour class designed to assist law enforcement in documenting evidence found during shooting incidents. Students will be involved in the proper use and documentation of trajectory rods. Using simple math formulas, they will calculate angle or angles of impact and run strings and/or lasers to follow the path. The documentation of this will include photography, notes, and most importantly sketches. Upon completion of the class, each student team (2) will have a documentation package from a mock scene to reference for possible later use.
The math formulas in this class will be explained in a step by step process. Each student will receive documents to help in the record making process as well as documents explaining the math formulas.
Documentation of the firearm, projectile, cartridge case, and trace related evidence will be discussed. Documentation and packaging will also be a priority in this session.
All of our courses are priced at $125 for an 8 hour courses
Between $350 to $525 for the 40 hour courses
Special pricing does apply to some courses.
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If you cancel within 30 days of the start date of any class, you can send a replacement person or schedule for another class. You will get a full refund if the cancellation is done at least 31 days prior to the class.