This five day course is designed for front line law enforcement professionals who are responsible to manage, document, collect and preserve crime scene evidence. This course is designed to maximize “hands-on” training and student participation. Students will experience the many facets of processing a crime scene using the latest techniques and technology to include: Crime Scene Management and Documentation; Techniques for Sketching the Crime Scene; How to Properly Photograph the Features of a Crime Scene to include Night-Time Photography, Painting-with-Light Techniques, and LASER Shooting Scene Reconstruction Techniques; Techniques for the Photography and Recovery of Latent Fingerprints; Forensic Uses of Forensic Light Sources (ALSs); Collection Biological Fluids/DNA; Collection & Preservation of Firearm Evidence and Scene Trajectory & Reconstruction Techniques; Recovery of Hair, Fiber and Other Trace Evidence; Techniques to Recover Shoeprint, Tire Print and other Impression Evidence; Collection & Preservation of Computer Medium - Digital Evidence; Basic Metal Detector Techniques & Procedures; Collection & Preservation of Questioned Document Evidence; Preparation and Submission of Evidence to a Laboratory; Elements of a Successful CSI Witness - Preparing to Present Physical Evidence in a Court of Law; Crime Scene Safety Considerations.
The instructors will be highly trained and experienced FBI Special Agents (retired) who have many years of hands-on experience at major crime scenes. They managed the crime scenes in such cases as the UNABOMBER (Ted Kaczynski), the Polly Klaas Kidnapping and Murder Investigation, the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing and the World Trade Center bombings.
Public safety personnel only.
1.0 Semester Unit
Prerequisites/Requirements: Basic Police Academy Certificate or equivalent, DOJ clearance, proof of medical and vehicle insurance, and valid CDL.
P.O.S.T. Plan III (Travel, per diem, & TUITION-REIMBURSEMENT)
Certificate awarded upon completion.
Students are encouraged to bring any equipment they utilize on a day-to-day basis at crime scenes (some examples are cameras, tripods, flash, scales, latent print equipment, etc.). Expendable supplies and other crime scene equipment will be provided by the instructors.
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, Ca 95135
$880.00All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation (Cashier's Check Payable to SBRPSTC, MasterCard, Visa). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available. All fees subject to change.
Monday-Friday; 0800-1700 hrs.
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All Students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to first day of class. After the 21-day cancellation period, students will forfeit $50. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another (qualified public safety) member is permitted.
Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks before the class begins, the class will be cancelled, and deposits will be refunded in full.
*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO EXCEPTIONS. When possible students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at anytime by the State Chancellor's office may require collection of additional fees from students. We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Cash or Agency Billing (by arrangement). Make Money Order or Cashiers Checks payable to: SBRPSTC
Out of State or Non-Affiliated students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and one (1) day prior to state of college semester are subject to "out of state" college registration fees in addition to the fees listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.
This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Evergreen Valley College, Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, DeAnza College, Hartnell College and the College of San Mateo. Courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcript and certified through one of these accredited institutions.