North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Forensic Analysis for Patrol Officers

  • Who Should Attend:

  • Patrol Officers, First Responders, Detectives, Supervisors, and those new to Crime Scene Investigations
  • Course Goal:

  • This three day course will focus on the procedures to take for a basic crime scene investigation conducted by first responders and patrol officers. 
  • Course Objectives:

  • Topics:
  • Crime Scene Security and Chain of Custody
  • Composition and Crime Scene Photography
  • Processing for Latent Prints
  • Searching, Sketching and Measuring a Crime Scene
  • Evidence Collection and Packaging
  • Scene Documentation and Report Writing
  • Gun Shot Residue Collection
  • Collecting Biological Evidence
  • The Processing Method


Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Exercise

Course Requirements:

100% Attendance.
Pass the Post-Test with a 70% or Greater.
Successfully Complete All Practical Exercises

Special Concerns:



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Course Coordinator:

Casson Reynolds

Length of Course:

24 hours - 3 days

CICP Credit

Directions to Salemburg & Edneyville