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Crime Scene Investigators Training Program

35 Training Days
Locations Offered: 


The Crime Scene Investigators Training Program (CSITP) is a seven-week advanced forensics technical program built in response to the specialized training requirements of military criminal investigative organizations’ forensic science agents. In this program, students will receive comprehensive and specialized training in the application of forensic science to crime scene investigations. Students will learn and demonstrate proficiency in crime scene management and processing; crime scene and evidence documentation; advanced latent print, impression, trace and biological evidence development; shooting scene reconstruction; bloodstain pattern recognition and documentation; fire scene investigation; post-blast crime scene processing; recovery of subsurface remains and entomology collection; and expert witness testimony.


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 law.

2. Applicant must have successfully completed a basic criminal investigation training program.

3. Applicant must have field experience investigating a variety of complex criminal offenses and crime scenes.

4. Applicant must currently perform or have been selected to perform as their primary duty specialized and full-time forensic science support to criminal investigations.

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

Courtroom Testimony
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Interpretation
Role of Physical Evidence in Criminal Investigations
Crime Scene Management
Crime Scene Documentation
Trace and Biological Evidence
Impression Evidence
Wound Analysis
Post-Blast Crime Scene Processing
Forensic Expert Qualification
Fire Scene Investigation
Digital Imaging
Skeletal Remains Identification
The Human Body as a Crime Scene
Latent Print Development
Advanced Crime Scene Photography
Forensic Light Applications
Advanced Latent Print Development
Crime Scene Diagramming Software
Shooting Scene Documentation
Death Investigations
Recovery of Human Remains and Forensic Entomology
Improvised Explosive Devices-IED

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 at FLETC Admissions. Class availability is limited for non-partner organizations. 
  • The FLETC supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to host locations across the United States. State, local and tribal officers can apply for this training at FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST).
  • For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETC Admissions.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912)-554-4828