Our Training Courses

Video Techniques for Crime Scenes

Course Overview

Upon completion of this 3-day hands-on training program, participants will learn to use camcorders, DSLRs, and mirrorless cameras and associated technology to document crime scenes, traffic accidents, disaster responses, search warrants, and other types of evidence.

The use of Alternate Light Sources and barrier filters will familiarize students with recording trace evidence of street drugs and human serology. Students will learn how to use cameras in low-light and no-light situations. Students will learn how to use a variety of auxiliary lights for both indoor and outdoor crime scenes. A segment on audio will cover the use of external microphones for field interviews, custodial interrogations, statements from witnesses and victims, and how to eliminate audio from a camera’s on-board microphone.

Numerous hands-on exercises give students an opportunity to practice recording with these techniques.

Instructor-provided cameras, lights, and filters are available for all students. Students can optionally bring agency-issued camcorders or DSLRs, support equipment (tripods, monopods, etc), and light sources.

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement and public safety professionals, military investigators, jail and correctional facility employees, school and campus security professionals, independent investigators

Course Topics

  • How to make video equipment a force multiplier
  • Documenting crime scenes, homicides, search warrants, seizures, highway interdictions, and drug labs
  • Proper use of automatic and manual focus
  • Recording evidentiary video with an Alternate Light Source (ALS)
  • Recording evidentiary video in low-light and no-light environments
  • Proper use of external equipment including lights and lens filters
  • Recording controlled action to include field interviews, interrogation rooms, and training events

    This event is offered on the following dates

    Video Techniques for Crime Scenes
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - Thursday, September 1, 2022
    Sandy, UT - Sandy City Police Department