Crime Scene Management 1.0

Crime Scene Management 1.0 

You are dispatched to a shots fired call at 2:00 a.m. You arrive at the scene and observe the lights are on at the residence, and the front door is open. You cautiously approach the open front door, and are able to observe a body lying on the floor in a pool of blood with what is obviously a fatal head wound. Your backup arrives, and together you search the residence and determine there is no one else present. Would you and your partner know how to safely clear the scene while being mindful of the need to preserve the evidence it contains? Would you know what you contaminated, disturbed or moved, and can you document it? Would you know how to establish a proper ingress/egress path for other responders to follow? This course will answer these and many more questions about managing a major crime scene resulting in the successful apprehension and prosecution of an offender.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Crime Scene Management 1.0, 10397-0167 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-CSM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the factors involved in securing a scene while maintaining personal safety.
Identify the steps necessary to establish a boundary at a crime scene.
List the various methods for securing and controlling persons at a crime scene.
List the steps for finalizing and releasing the crime scene.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Securing the Scene A. Securing the Scene B. An Interesting Fact C. Securing the Scene Section 3: Establishing a Perimeter A. Establishing a Perimeter B. An Interesting Fact C. Establishing a Perimeter Section 4: Controlling the Crime Scene A. Controlling the Crime Scene B. An Interesting Fact C. Controlling the Crime Scene Section 5: Releasing the Crime Scene A. Releasing the Crime Scene B. An Interesting Fact C. Releasing the Crime Scene Section 6: Conclusion A. Conclusion B. References C. Congratulations

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Law Enforcement.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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