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2019 Class Dates
January 7 - January 18
February 4 - February 15
April 1 - April 12
May 6 - May 17
June 3 - June 14
September 9 - September 20
September 30 - October 11


DSCThe Evidence Technician Training Course is an 80 hour course. 

Excellent teaching and student participation is guaranteed by a limited class size of 8 students per session. Officers are instructed by Coroner and Crime Laboratory personnel, 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 trained Evidence Technician.

This course is of no cost to member agencies.  Effective February 1, 2018, a fee of $1250.00 for non-member agencies is required.

Enrollment Criteria

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.

  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.                

Each student will be provided with a digital camera for the purpose of completing specific course assignments.                      

2019 Evidence Technician Training Course Application

Further information can be obtained by contacting Robert Hunkeler at: (937) 496-7266 or hunkelerr@mcohio.org