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Updated for 2023 : Texas Supplemental Peace Officer #1018 (TCOLE)
*New* Online Training Course : Fire Suppression & Life Safety for Corrections Officers #3512, Texas State & Federal Law Update #3188 (TCOLE) and
TCOLE Basic Peace (Police) Officer Examination & Reactivation Test Preparation
This is an OSS Academy® Crime Scene Management online training course offered for Peace Officers, Jailers, and Telecommunicators.
are dispatched to a shots fired call at 2:00 a.m. You arrive at the
scene and observe the lights are on at the residence, and the front door
is open. You cautiously approach the open front door, and are able to
observe a body lying on the floor in a pool of blood with what is
obviously a fatal head wound. Your backup arrives, and together you
search the residence and determine there is no one else present. Would
you and your partner know how to safely clear the scene while being
mindful of the need to preserve the evidence it contains? Would you know
what you contaminated, disturbed or moved, and can you document it?
Would you know how to establish a proper ingress/egress path for other
responders to follow? This course will answer these and many more
questions about managing a major crime scene resulting in the successful
apprehension and prosecution of an offender.
note, the entire course (including any applicable course parts), final
exam(s), and course evaluation(s) must be completed in order to receive one (1) hour of course credit.
Note, this particular storefront listing is not the TCOLE accredited course. To purchase the TCOLE accredited Crime Scene Management course, click here.