Effective Crime Scene Reporting:
Documentation and Demonstratives
Crime scene documentation demands an elevated and often technical level of detail that goes beyond standard field reporting needs of statutory and Uniform Crime Reporting requirements. Forensic/Scientific focused documentation can counter memory recall challenges experienced by even the most seasoned crime scene investigators. Accurate reporting offsets media-fueled CSI effects which adversely impacts ensuing and often time-delayed trials.
Forensic Technician Certification
Evidence Processing: Crime Scene to Courtroom Basics
Crime Scene Photography: The Essentials
Effective Crime Scene Reporting: Documentation and Demonstratives
Completion of the above three seminars and examination will result in the issuance of a Forensic Crime Scene Technician certification. These seminars do not need to be completed in the same week and anyone who has completed these seminars previously will be issued the certification. Likewise, these seminars may be taken individually and do not require they all be taken within the week and any of the seminars taken previously count towards the certification.
O’Fallon Police Department
1019 Bryan Rd, O'Fallon, MO 63366
September 2, 2022 8:00am—4:00pm
Location: UW-Extension Office
Host: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
864 Collins Road, Jefferson WI
September 16, 2022 8:00am-4:00pm
Puyallup Police Department Training Center
531 39th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98374
November 4, 2022 8:00am-4:00pm
Spokane County Sheriff Training Center
15440 S. Central Ave. Oak Forest, Illinois 60452
September 30, 2022 8:00am-4:00pm
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
7105 NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131
December 16, 2022
Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
1701 E. Main St. Urbana, IL 61802
January 27, 2023 8:00am—4:00pm
Comments from Attendees
"Creates such a fun environment. I am not afraid to ask any questions. The strongest feature was super simplified to help me understand."
Evid. Tech. Macey List, Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake.
"Definitely learned a lot of things to add to my reports. Used life experiences, provided examples as to why he used or did not use certain things. Provided a lot if information that was simple to add to reports to sound professional."
"Thank you for an amazing class. I have learned a lot about crime scene documentation and writing. I feel more confident about dicumentation and reporting."
"Very knowledgable about the the subject matter presented. The greatest strength was the instructor's ability to connect material to real world applications." Det. Cpl. James North, Woodward (OK) PD
"Great instructor who is passionate about forensics and teaching others. I would definitely recommend On-Target Forensics to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of crime scene investigations". Capt. Mike Sole, Sapulpa (OK) PD
"Outstanding" Forensic Technician David Freudiger Norman (OK) PD