North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Forensic Analysis for Patrol Officers

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

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:

  • 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