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Crime Scene Photography

Jan. 16 - 17, 2025
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

  • Civil Rights (1.0hr)
  • Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority (2.0hrs)
  • Legal Updates (0.5hrs)
  • Procedural Justice (6.0hrs)
  • Lead Homicide Investigator (16.0hrs) & (5.0hrs scenario-based)


This course is designed for patrol officers, detectives, investigators, evidence technicians and CSIs. Officers will review camera and photography basics before exploring crime scene photography as it relates to the documentation of scenes involving vehicles, buildings, residences, outdoor crime scenes, and low light/no light crime scenes. Evidential and analytical photography for forensic analysis will be demonstrated and practiced during this course. Officers will review the history, advances, and new technology in crime scene digital photography. The impact of these techniques upon specific criminal investigative disciplines will also be discussed.


  • Introduction to the functions of a digital camera.
  • Camera and Photography Basics.
  • Vehicle Photography, Processing and Documentation.
  • Overall Crime Scene Photography and Tent Markers for Documentation
  • Crime Scene Photography of a Residence or Building
  • Outdoor Crime Scene Photography
  • Footwear/Tire track/Latent Fingerprint Photography
  • Analytical and Evidential Photography and the Forensic Laboratory Disciplines
  • Low Light/No Light Photography.
  • Victim Photography to include wounds, defects, identification and body positioning.


Heather Hansen, Co-Founder & Instructor
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Chris Collins, Co-Founder & Instructor
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Please register for this course by January 2.