North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Crime Scene Investigation

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Patrol officers, investigators and other persons responsible for crime scene processing, evidence collection and evidence submission.

Course Goals:

To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to process crime scenes for physical evidence. This will include the basic procedures necessary for the protection of the crime scene, location of physical evidence, collection of the evidence and submission of the evidence to the crime laboratory.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

 * Secure and protect the crime scene.
 * Document a crime scene through sketching and photography.
 * Collect, package and transmit various types of physical evidence to the crime laboratory.


This course employs lecture/discussion and extensive practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Attendance of 100% is required at all class sessions. Students are required to participate in all practical exercises. A minimum score of 75% must be achieved on the written final exam.

Special Concerns:
Bring comfortable clothing for both inside and outside activities. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise directed by the instructor. Students are requested to bring their department issued digital SLR format camera, tripod and off-camera flash for photography exercises. In addition, students are encouraged to bring a flashlight and alternate light/forensic light source that they currently employ.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



Course Coordinator:

Michael S. Glenn


Length of Course:

Ten days - 80 hours

CICP Credit