North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Photography Basics for Law Enforcement (Web-Based)

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

Who Should Attend:

Patrol Officers, Crime Scene Investigators, Detectives, Supervisors

Course Goal:

Understand how to take a proper law enforcement photograph and have it accepted into the court system. 

Course Objectives:

Topics Covered: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, the four key components of a proper law enforcement photograph, overall, midrange, and close-up photography, photography placards and scales, various environments, properly resize and share photographs through email or internet.


Online and Practical Exercises

Course Requirements:

Pass the Exam and Practical Exercises

Special Concerns:

Students must have their own camera.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (online, traditional, web-based) 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:

Casson Reynolds

Length of Course:

8 hours

 CICP Credit