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Advanced Forensic Techniques in Crime Scene Investigations I

10 Training Days
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The Advanced Forensic Techniques in Crime Scene Investigations I (AFTCSI-I) is designed for qualified law enforcement officers, criminal investigators, crime scene technicians, and civilians who have a background in crime scene processing and investigations. The program offers the student many laboratory and crime scene exercises to become proficient in the location, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence commonly encountered at a crime scene. The class culminates in an eight hour practical exercise where the students will investigate and document a crime scene utilizing the new skills and techniques acquired during the program.

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


  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws or crime scene technicians or other individuals serving as direct law enforcement support personnel whose primary duties include the processing of crime scenes and the documentation, collection, processing and preservation of physical evidence for a federal, State, County or Municipal law enforcement Agency.
  2. The applicant also must possess knowledge of basic crime scene digital photography and computers.

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Role of Physical Evidence in Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Crime Scene Documentation (Reports and Sketches)
  • Biological and Trace Evidence
  • Latent Print Evidence
  • Death Investigations
  • Post-Mortem Prints
  • Impression Evidence
  • Crime Scene Diagramming Software

Program Registration

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) partner with numerous federal agencies to provide law enforcement training. If you are a member of one of these Participating Organizations, please contact your agency training officer for class availability.  If your agency is not a partner organization of the FLETC and you are interested in attending a course, please contact us to request placement on our Wait List.

The FLETC State, Local and Tribal Division (SLTD) supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to hosts, through the FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST) online application site at

For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETCAdmissions@FLETC.DHS.GOV or 800-743-5382.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 554-4828