EVIDENCE COLLECTION: CRIME SCENE TO COURTROOM BASICS
Collection, Preservation, Legal Standards 

With the increased importance and perception from the courts and public on crime scene and forensic skills, evidence collection and preservation must adhere to best practice procedures.  Skill sets learned can increase an agency’s case clearance rates and successful courtroom prosecution efforts, while simultaneously building public service satisfaction levels and their confidence in investigative efforts.

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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.

Oak Forest Police Department

15440 S. Central Ave.  Oak Forest, Illinois 60452

February 28 - March 1, 2022   8:00am-4:00pm

Tri County Tech

(hosted by Bartlesville Police Department)

6101 Nowata Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006

April 4-5, 2022   8:00am-4:00pm

Oklahoma CLEET # 20-0850

Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
1701 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61802

May 23-24, 2022

Spokane County Sheriff Training Center

6011 N. Chase Rd., Newman Lake, WA 99025       

September 26-27, 2022

O’Fallon Police Department

1019 Bryan Rd, O'Fallon, MO 63366

March 7-8, 2022    8:00am—4:00pm

Davis County Sheriff’s Office

800 W State St, Farmington, UT 84025

May 2-3, 2022      8:00am-4:00pm

Location: UW-Extension Office

Host: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

864 Collins Road, Jefferson WI

September 12-13, 2022    8:00am-4:00pm

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Bldg. 4640 - Burma Road, 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA

Fall 2022

North Aurora Police Department

200 S Lincolnway St, North Aurora, IL

Comments from others:

"Great use of personal experiences. Far more training and experience (and passion) than any instructor I have has had in many years.  Fantastic introductory course. Training materials were top notch." Forensic Technician David Freudiger, Norman (OK) PD

"Extremely knowledgable. Instructor was also willing to help staying after class and offering his contact info." 

Ofc. Harrel Kendrick, Bixby (OK) PD

"Instructor was knowledgeable, experienced and had examples of application in his career.  The tricks of the trade will save me hours, days and cases. It will save headaches for me, and more headaches for defense attorneys."

Det. Timothy Spitzer, Galesburg (IL) PD

 

"It was obvious the instructor not only knew the material but was also passionate about it. I really enjoyed the class. Went beyond my expectation due to the knowledge and and experience of the instructor."

Ofc. Patrick Barnes, Glen Carbon (IL) PD

"This course is perfect for brand new or experienced law enforcement officers. You will learn something no matter how much you already know."

Det. Jon Evans, Lincoln County (WA) SO

 

"I have taken many evidence classes and the verbal teaching taught me more in 2 days than my week long classes.

Nicole Frazer, Washington State Gambling Commission

Exceeded my expectations. Excellent practicals. Instructor was super knowledgeable and explained all questions I had. Best part was how to speak in the courtroom and explaining "CSI" effect.  Ofc. Jason Kennedy, Poulsbo (WA) PD

"All of the inexpensive ideas to add to my evidence kit is going to come in very handy. These coupled with the hands on exercises really put things in perspective and helped my confidence."  Det. Tanisha Earl, Lewiston (ID) PD

 

"Brings real life experience to the classroom: what worked, what didn’t. (The strongest feature of this seminar) multiple techniques for collecting fingerprints using well known techniques as well as tried and true methods."

ET Rebecca, Boettjer, Monroe County (IN) SO

“Great job!

Ofc. Joshua Blocher, Noblesville (IN) PD

 

“Been in law enforcement for 19 years and the instructor opened my eyes on several subjects. Some things I had never thought of.”​

 

"Material covered was relevant and very applicable to my job duties. Instructor was very experienced and knowledgeable...and was always very open and available for questions.”

“Materials provided were excellent & instructor was very knowledgeable. I feel I have the practical skills to now perform a variety of forensic evidence recovery”.  

Bree Cowdrey, Sumner (WA) PD

“Did a great job of using real-world experience to deliver information in an easy to understand and practical manner”. 

Ward Kruse, Camas (WA) PD

“The relevant subject matter and interaction activities made learning more memorable. Explains the information in a simple, understandable way. 

Jason McDonald, Burlington (WA) PD