Crime Scene Operations


This course is designed to teach crime scene investigation techniques. This hands-on training program offers both sworn and non-sworn crime scene investigators and technicians access to forensic evidence identification, documentation, collection, and preservation procedures. During this 40-hour block of instruction, participants receive hands-on training in the areas of DNA evidence, fingerprinting, field presumptive testing, photography, evidence collection and packaging, fundamentals of shooting scene, documentation, crime scene sketching, and more. This introductory level course blends facilitated learning and lecture periods with mock crime scenes and provides a safe and effective training environment for crime scene personnel. This training is facilitated by current instructors at the National Forensic Academy.

**Participants must be employed by a law enforcement or forensic organization.**

For more information on this course, contact Donnie Ross at or (865) 946-3204.