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Advanced Crime Scene Technician Certificate Program

Rapid advances in the forensic sciences require even seasoned crime scene investigators to attend education and training programs designed to provide updated information and new techniques and procedures. To enhance the knowledge and skills acquired by the graduates of our six-month program and continue our educational investments in their agencies and the citizens they serve.

WEEK ONE: Advanced Crime Scene Photography

WEEK TWO: Advanced Crime Scene Processing Techniques

WEEK THREE: Crime Scene Reconstruction and Interpretation

This program will be available only to individuals who have received CJI’s Crime Scene Technician Certificate. Participants must successfully complete all three components to be awarded the Advanced Crime Scene Technician Certificate.

To attend, an application letter must be submitted to Dr. Cheryl May from your Chief of Police, Sheriff, Agency Head or Director. In this letter, he or she should indicate how the six-month program (CSTCP) has benefited your department and how much experience you have acquired since graduating. He or she should also state that they will, to the best of their ability, ensure your attendance in all three (3) classes and provide you with the required photography equipment.

Equipment Requirements:  Photography skills are critical in crime scene and evidence documentation.  Each department must provide its agency representative a minimum amount of photography equipment to ensure successful participation in the program. The minimum photography equipment required for participation in ACSTCP is listed below:

• Adjustable Digital Camera
• Camera Manual
• Tripod
• Detachable Flash
• PC Cord

o This is a 63 hour class.
o This class earns credits in our Degree Program.


For more information, contact Annette Tracy: (501) 570-8061 or amtracy@cji.edu.