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Basic Crime Scene Processing

Course Fee: $150.00

Date/Time/Location: See below   ***SPACE IS LIMITED***

Course Description:  Processing a crime scene requires numerous skills.  This three-day course will employ hands-on exercises focusing on the recognition, documentation, recovery, and preservation of physical evidence. Practical application of the techniques and procedures learned will be demonstrated through a mock crime scene exercise conducted on the last day of the program.  This course will benefit patrol officers and new members of crime scene specialty units with minimal crime scene investigation experience.

Instructors:   John Brooks and Annette Tracy
Mr. John Brooks is currently employed by the Fayetteville Police Department, where he has worked as a Crime Scene Investigator for fifteen years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Sociology from the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor and has extensive training in diverse areas of crime scene investigations, including certifications through the Advanced Crime Scene Certificate Program, the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Level II Crime Scene Analyst (CSA), and the Criminal Justice Institute's Crime Scene Investigators Certificate Program.  Mr. Brooks taught Crime Scene Investigation and Criminalistics at the Northwest Arkansas Community College. He currently teaches Criminal Investigation at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Mr. Brooks is a former President of the Arkansas Division of the International Association for Identification and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He is also members of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.

Ms. Annette Tracy is the Crime Scene and Computer Training Division administrator for the Criminal Justice Institute.  She was previously employed by the Little Rock Police Department, where she worked as a Crime Scene Specialist for twenty years.  She was also employed as a California Highway Patrolman in South Los Angeles.  Ms. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from California Polytechnic University.  She is a Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) and Certified Latent Fingerprint Examiner (CLPE) through the International Association for Identification (IAI).

Target Audience: Patrol officers, new members of crime scene specialty units with minimal crime scene investigation experience, forensic science specialists, and seasoned investigators.

Course Prerequisites/Equipment: To enhance their learning experience, students are required to bring a digital camera (digital SLR preferred), standard lens (if using SLR), Macro lens, batteries for camera and flash, digital media, off camera flash, remote flash cord, tripod (if available), a flash light, and a basic fingerprint dusting kit. In addition, students should wear appropriate casual clothing that may become soiled and/or ruined by chemical practical exercises conducted both indoors and outdoors.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette Tracy: at 501-570-8061.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-565-3081 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name) and hold the position of (sworn/non-sworn) (position title), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

This class is 21 hours.


June 18-20, 2018
Benton County Sheriff's Office

Bentonville, AR

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