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This course is a straightforward introduction to the basic skills required to successfully process the overwhelming number of property and automobile related crimes that confront all agencies. Whether large or small, rural or urban – all agencies need to improve quality of life and reduce calls for service by focusing their resources on these types of crimes without calling in specialists on overtime or sapping resources away from the violent crimes that drive headlines. There is only one way to increase the solvability of these types of crimes and that is targeting the physical evidence.
With a goal of creating awareness and teaching skills that will directly reduce the number of these offenses in your jurisdiction, the focus of this training will be on recognizing, collecting and properly preserving the physical evidence found at these crime scenes with a confidence that will connect more suspects to these crimes. By aggressively prioritizing the evidence found at these scenes, your agency will see results.
To help immediately increase your results, all participants will receive a FREE basic latent fingerprint kit that they will train with in class and be able to use to immediately apply the techniques learned and practiced when they return to work. In addition to the lecture, demonstrations and class discussions, each participant will perform specific hands-on classroom exercises related to each block of instruction to help build confidence.
Topics of instruction will include; overall scene awareness, protection and responsibilities, basic crime scene equipment needs, digital crime scene photography, searching, sketching & measuring techniques, and the proper collection and packaging methods for latent print, biological, footwear, tire track and tool mark evidence.