Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Criminal Investigations 1.0 , 10397-0109 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 2.00 hours of continuing education.
The sponsor of this course has a written policy for the investigation and resolution of allegations of classroom discrimination. This policy applies to all faculty, instructors, administrative staff, and students. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the sponsor by contacting Relias Support by phone at 1-800-381-2321.
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 2.00 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.
I. Criminal Investigations A. Fraud Warning II. Introduction A. OSS – Academy® B. Navigating This Course C. About This Course D. Learning Objectives III. Crime & The Investigator A. Definition B An Investigator C. Duties of the Investigator D. Investigator Traits E. A Successful System F. A Large Puzzle G. 7 Questions H. Investigation Failures I. Failure Prevention J. Crime & The Investigator IV. Preliminary Investigation A. Preliminary Investigation Goals B Patrol Response C. Initial Responding Officer Responsibility D. Response Times E. Responders’ Actions. F. PRELIMINARY G. Responder’s Duties H. Crime Scene Treatment I. Responder’s Field Notes J. Responder’s Required Information K. Responder’s Observations L. Responder’s Standard Practices M. Witness-Related Tasks N. Important Steps O. Investigation Completion P. Preliminary Investigation V. Crime Scene A. Scene Protection B. Contamination C. Scene Contamination D. Limited Access E. Persons Not Required F. Prevent Contamination G. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) H. Wear Gloves I. Disposal J. Staging Area K. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) L. DNA Protection M. Crime Scene Investigation - Resource N. Crime Scene Analysis VI. Scene Diagrams A. Proper Measurement B. Field Sketch C. Sketch Contents D. Scene Diagram E. Basic Techniques F. Measurements – Tire & Vehicle Marks G. Measurement Methods H. Measurements – Important Methods I. Measurements – Third Method J. Measurements – Azimuth K. Measurement Suggestions L. Building Elevation Measurements M. Building Elevation Measurements – Exercise N. Scene Diagrams VII. Photography A. Photography 101 B. Photography Equipment C. Photography - Do Not Delete D. Photography – Camera Features & Accessories E. Photography - No Extra Pictures F. Photography - Views G. Photography - Overall View H. Photography - Medium View I. Photography - Aerial View J. Photography – Important Considerations K. Photography – Remember VIII. Evidence Collection & Preservation A. Chain of Custody B. Gloves & Wet Items Recovery C. Be Careful D. Blood Collection & Preservation E. Dried Blood Collection & Preservation F. Sexual Assault Collection & Preservation G. Hair Collection & Preservation H. Glass Fragment Collection & Preservation I. Fiber Collection & Preservation J. Gun Collection & Preservation K. Blood on Guns – Collection & Preservation L. Bullets – Collection & Preservation M. Ammunition – Collection & Preservation N. Gunshot Residue – Collection & Preservation O. Latent Prints – Collection & Preservation P. Consistency Q. Evidence Collection & Preservation IX. Crime Scene Checklist A. Documentation B. Checklists C. Checklists Save Time D. Checklists E. Checklist Benefits F. Crime Scene Checklist X. Conclusion A. Some Parting Thoughts B. Summary C. From the Academy Staff D. References
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