Crime Scene Training

Crime Scene Investigation for the Scene Investigator / Detective

Course Description: (Free) This is a 3 day course intended for the newly appointed Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) / Detective, or those who need a refresher/additional training, and who are responsible for processing crime scenes ranging from property crimes to crimes against persons.  Topics included cover initial response / crime scene management, advanced photography, death / injury / human decomposition, DNA and biological evidence collection, firearms and tool-mark evidence, latent print collection, footwear / tire impression evidence, trajectory analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis.  Also included are evidence packaging as well as case presentations and a capstone practice exercise to reinforce key learning points from lectures.

Current Class Schedule

Date Area
May 22-24 2023 Lakewood
April 11 - 13 2023 Pueblo
Stay Tuned Grand Junction

This class is designed for people who are actively working in a crime scene capacity. The class has limited space and it may be limited to the amount of staff that can attend per agency. 

If you are interested in this class, Register: Crime Scene Investigation for the Scene Investigator / Detective Class

If you have any questions please contact Agent in Charge Clint Thomason at clint.thomason@state.co.us

 

Low Light Photography Class

Course Description: (Free) This 1 day course will cover the techniques involved in low light photography.  A lecture portion will cover the conceptual basis for how to use a camera in a low light environment.  Specific applications such as painting with light, blood reagent photography as well as trajectory photography will be discussed. 

Following the lecture, attendees will be given the opportunity to apply the material covered in the lecture in a ‘real world’ environment. 

This is not an entry level photography class.  Attendees should be experienced with the basic functions of their camera to include knowledge of how to change modes; adjust exposure settings; how to use a detachable flash and the ability to adjust flash output. 

Attendees will be required to bring a full camera kit to include a DSLR capable of adjustments to shutter speed, aperture and ISO; a sturdy tripod; detachable flash; high output flashlight; trajectory laser. 

In order to maximize instructor to attendee contact, class size will be limited to 15 attendees.  If the class is well received, it will be conducted again in the near future.

Current Class Schedule

Date Area
February 23, 2023 Lakewood

This class is designed for people who are actively working in a crime scene capacity. 

If you are interested in this class, Register: Low Light Photography Class

If you have any questions please contact Crime Scene Analyst Erick Bryant at erick.bryant@state.co.us