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Digital Photography for Law Enforcement Training Program – Level 1

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This program has been approved by the Crime Scene Certification Board of International Association for Identification (IAI) as meeting the requirements necessary for training and professional development towards crime scene certification/re-certification.

The Digital Photography for Law Enforcement Level 1 Training Program is an introductory digital photography course developed for law enforcement first responders and criminal investigators, who are responsible for photographically documenting crime scenes, traffic accident scenes, injuries, or any other type of evidence associated with a criminal investigation. This fast paced course begins with the fundamentals associated with controlling a photographic exposure using a digital point and shoot camera system. Through a combination of lecture and challenging but exciting hands on laboratories, the student develops the necessary skills associated with properly operating today’s complex digital point and shoot camera systems to capture high quality evidence grade photographs of virtually any law enforcement related event. This is a HANDS-ON course!

Type: Advanced

Length: 3 Days (including one night), conducted mid-week, with travel days on Monday and Friday.

Curriculum

The program consists of three days and one evening of comprehensive training including the following areas:

  • Principles of Photography
  • Digital Point and Shoot Camera Set-Up and Operation
  • Legal Aspects of Photography
  • Digital Imaging Software Overview
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Low Light/Night Time Photography

All camera equipment needed during the course is provided for the student’s use, digital point and shoot Camera System, Flash, Tripod, Filters, Scales/Markers and Laptop with Digital Imaging Software Package. Upon completion of the course the Digital Imaging Software Package is provided to the student and their agency.

Instructors

Instructional personnel includes senior law enforcement instructors with many years of extensive law enforcement photography and crime scene processing experience. All instructors are well trained and possess a tremendous amount of experience using the latest digital cameras and other photographic equipment.

Tuition and Cost

Tuition is free. Students will be responsible for travel, meals and lodging.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Qualified applicants must be full-time, sworn law enforcement peace officers.

Registration Information

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, contact us at stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call 800-743-5382 and reference this training program.

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.