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    Evidence Technician Training

    Overview

    The Evidence Technician Course is an 80 hour course. 

     Excellent teaching and student Officer sketching mock sceneparticipation is guaranteed by a limited class size of 8 students per session. Officers are instructed by laboratory analysts, and are taught collection and packaging in all areas of evidence processing. A mock crime scene is used for teaching crime scene sketching and processing skills. At the end of the course, each officer is given written and practical examinations. Upon successful completion of the course, the officer becomes a Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory certified Evidence Technician.

    This course is of no cost to member agencies.  A fee of $1000.00 for non-member agencies is required.

     
    Enrollment Criteria                                                               Application

    The following criteria have been established governing admittance of students to the course:

    1. Full time Police Officer in a public agency.
    2. Minimum of 3 years full time police experience.
    3. Designated by agency head that the graduate will be utilized as the Department's Evidence Technician.
    4. No more than three officers per year from any one agency, unless space is available.
     
    Requirements

    For Certification as an Evidence Technician, the student will be required to successfully demonstrate his/her proficiency in the following areas.

    Attendance, Notebook and Related Assignments:
    Each student will be required to generate and maintain a notebook which will be reviewed and graded during the course. Each student will be issued a digital camera and a latent fingerprint processing kit during the term of the course. These items will be utilized for the purpose of completing specific work assignments involving a variety of situations.

    1. Mock Crime Scene: 
      Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency by successfully processing a "controlled" crime scene. Techniques of sketching, collection and preservation of physical evidence will be used to complete this requirement.
    2. Written Examination:
      A comprehensive examination will be given to each student on the last day of the class. The test will include material from the lectures, handout material, and practice sessions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass.         
     

    Sample Schedule

                            WEEK 1                                    WEEK 2

    Mon                  Crime Scene                            Trace Evidence
                            Firearms/Tool Marks                Toxicology
                            Computers                               Chemistry
                                                                            Documents
                                                                            Laboratory Procedures

     

    Tue                    Photography                          Trace Evidence
                                                                            Latent Prints

     

    Wed                   Photography                          Coroner/Death Investigation
                                                                           Trace Evidence 

     

    Thurs                 Photography                          DNA/Blood Spatter
                                                                           Question/Answer

     

    Fri                      Latent Prints                          Mock Crime Scene
                                                                             Final Exam

     

     Application

    Further information can be obtained by contacting Tim Duerr at: (937)225-4990