EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN TRAINING COURSE

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2021 Remaining Course Dates (Accepting Applications)*

August 2-13                                           (FULL CLASS)
September 20 - October 1            (FULL CLASS)
November 29 - December 10     (FULL CLASS)

*Please submit applications for standby, as it is not unusual to have cancellations.  Due to high demand, we fill every class with the 8 person maximum.

Overview

LaserThe Evidence Technician Training Course is an 80 hour course. 

Excellent teaching and student participation is guaranteed by limiting the class size to eight students. 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 a written examination. Upon successful completion of the course, the officer becomes a Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory trained Evidence Technician.

Topics Include:                                                                                                                                     

Crime Scene Sketching, Mapping, and Analysis
Photography 
Firearms
Alternate Light Sources
Chemistry
Toxicology
Latent Prints
Courtroom Testimony
Trace Evidence
Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
DNA/Serology
Laboratory Procedures

This course is of no cost to member agencies.  A fee of $1400.00 for non-member agencies is required. 

*NOTE:  Due to course material costs, the fee had to be adjusted to $1400 for non-member agencies in 2021.  For those officers currently on the standby list for 2020 courses, the fee will remain $1250 until the standby list is exhausted. 

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.
Requirements

  1. Mock Crime Scene: 
    Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency by successfully processing a "controlled" crime scene. Techniques of sketching, photographing, 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.                      

Evidence Technician Training Course Application

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