This one-day course focuses on properly documenting an incident scene, and collecting and preserving evidence, both physical and digital. This course is a complement to our 2-day incident investigation course. Prompt and thorough documentation of a scene before weathering or alteration provides valuable data to investigators. Items identified by investigators as evidence must be documented, collected, and preserved using methodologies consistent with accepted standards and guidelines.
Participants will be given both classroom instruction and field exercises to learn and practice scene documentation and evidence collection. This will include developing procedures to ensure proper and adequate documentation of the incident scene and evidence to be collected. The course will provide techniques for collecting, logging, and preserving evidence based on industry accepted standards and years of evidence collection experience by BakerRisk. A mock explosion at our test site will provide the scene and evidence for field exercises. This course is ideal for evidence technicians, engineers, managers, and investigators who are involved in hands-on work in scene investigation and evidence collection, and managers and legal counsel who are involved with incident investigations.
The course will include the following elements:
- Presentations on standards for:
- Scene documentation
- Physical evidence collection
- Digital evidence collection
- Scene and evidence documentation techniques
- Protocol development and usage in evidence collection
- Preservation options for evidence
- Hands-on exercises in scene documentation and evidence collection that includes a controlled explosive event
- 1 day In-Person Scull Crossing
September 12, 2024
9:00 am CDT - 5:00 pm CDT