Essential Crime Scene Investigations

This course is hosted by the Richland Police Department

This five-day course is designed to introduce crime scene personnel to essential crime scene processing methods that can be employed at any type of scene. Initial crime scene response, note taking, diagramming, search techniques, and photography principles will be covered. Various types of evidence typically located at crime scenes will be discussed, as well as methods for proper collection, development, and preservation of located evidence. Friction ridge and footwear processing and preservation techniques will be covered in detail along with documentation of bloody scenes and collection of biological evidence, to include chemical processing with Amido Black and LCV. Topics will include cleaned crime scenes and blood search techniques such as grid searching and Bluestar®, in addition to low light photography principles. Lastly, the course will delve into report writing, court testimony preparation and techniques, and Photoshop processing tools.

Please refer to the flyer for registration information.


(800) 438-7884