The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services will host two different Crime Scene Investigation classes. Please read the descriptions of each class to determine which class is best suited for your needs.
FEES: There will be no fee for this training; however, all meals and lodging will be the responsibility of the attendee or their law enforcement agency.
Crime Scene Investigation for the Scene Investigator / Detective
This course is 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.
Crime Scene Photography – Camera settings, file formats, use of flash / fill flash, use of overall, midrange and close up methodology
Crime Scene Diagramming – Measurement methods, preparing the rough sketch and finished diagrams
Collection of Firearms / Firearms Evidence – Identification of firearms related evidence, rendering firearms safe, packaging of firearms evidence
Trace Evidence Identification and Collection – Hairs, fibers, arson evidence, collecting and packaging
Mechanics of Injury – Sharp force, blunt force, gunshot wounds
Impression Evidence (Footwear / Tire) – Documenting and preserving impression evidence
Evidence Submission – Evidence submission to CBI
Practical exercises will be utilized to supplement and reinforce information provided in the lectures. Attendees should bring a camera, ideally, a DSLR of the same type that will be used in the field.
Denver Metro Area
06/09/2020 – 06/11/2020 (Frank DeAngelis Community Safety Center)
10/13/2020 – 10/15/2020 (Frank DeAngelis Community Safety Center)
Grand Junction Area
08/18/2020 – 08/20/2020 CBI Grand Junction Lab
08/04/2020 – 08/06/2020 CBI Pueblo Lab
CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please contact Jana Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org.