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Basic Crime Scene Investigation

Mar. 30 - Apr. 3, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuition:  Free
Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject area:

  • Lead Homicide Recertification  (32 hrs. credit)


Successful prosecution of criminals often depends on key evidence collected at the scene of the crime.   As  advancements  in  the  field  of  forensic  science  continue  to  reach  new  levels, so has the need for professional crime scene investigations.  This comprehensive 5-day course will be conducted by the Dolan Consulting Group, based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Course  participants  will  learn  today’s  best  scientific  practices  in  the  identification,  collection, preservation,  and  documentation  of  evidence  at  crime  scenes  from  some  of  the  leading professionals  in  the  field.  A blend of classroom instruction and hands-on practical application will give participants the ability to confidently process a crime scene.

About the Instructors


  • Crime Scene Management
  • Evidence Collection, Preservation, Documentation
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Latent Print Processing and Recovery
  • Recovering Biological and Trace Evidence
  • Firearms Evidence Recovery and Processing
  • Digital Evidence Recovery
  • Best Practices for Chain of Custody
  • Scene Diagramming and Notetaking
  • Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony
  • Major Forensic Laboratory Capabilities
  • Mock Crime Scene Practical

Conducted by

Dolan Consulting Group
Raleigh, NC


Please register for this course by March 6.