Rocky Mountain Forensic Training

Center LLC

Remote Learning

The Rocky Mountain Forensic Training Center offers numerous instructor led remote training courses that offer a cost effective way to attend training no matter where you are located.  These courses are not webinars.  They are virtual classrooms taught using Zoom.  Each student will need to have an active web camera and microphone to participate in the training.  Students can freely ask questions and have the ability to show their work to the instructor and other students in the class.  

Refer to the Calendar Page for scheduled courses

Fire Scene Documentation & Evidence Collection

Description: This eight hour course is designed for Crime Scene Investigators and Fire Investigators who document and collect evidence at fire scenes.  Processing fire scenes requires a different approach than other types of crime scenes.  Special equipment and training is required to properly document, collect and preserve items of evidentiary value at these scenes.  Topics include: photography challenges at a fire scene, sketches and diagrams, evidence collection methods specific to fire scenes, fire scene safety and PPE and fire scene processing equipment.

Hours: 8        

Crime Scene Diagramming

Description: In this one day course, the CSI will learn how to generate an accurate crime scene sketch and final diagram using multiple methods and techniques.  Sketches and diagrams are a very important part of documenting a crime scene and can get a lot of use in court if a case goes to trial.  Topics include but are not limited to: sketching equipment, components of a diagram, measuring methods (triangulation, baseline, rectangular coordinate, etc.), how to convert a sketch to a final diagram, when a to scale diagram is required and how the sketch and diagram compliment other crime scene documentation.  

Hours: 8        

Supervising a Crime Scene

Description: This one day course is intended for crime scene supervisors.  It will cover topics such as: personnel management, training, equipment, multiple crime scene management, officer involved shootings, resource management and what documentation should be generated by Crime Scene Investigators.  This class will provide the student with several resources, forms and digital documents that help aid in managing a crime scene unit and crime scenes.

Hours: 8        

Crash Investigation Photography

Description: There are a lot of things that need to be documented photographically at a crash scene.  This one day course focuses on how to manipulate the camera to take photographs of crash scenes effectively for later reconstruction and to be used in court.  Topics include:  camera settings review, how to photograph the roadway, how to photograph involved vehicles and their damage as well as how to take photographs at night with no roadway lighting.

Hours: 8        

Crime Scenes for Patrolman

Description: The actions of the first responders can both hinder or help the criminal investigation and actions taken by Crime Scene Investigators.  It is important for patrol officers to know what their role is and what actions they should and shouldn’t take at a crime scene.  This course is intended for patrolmen who are not Crime Scene Investigators.  Topics include:  establishing a secured perimeter and how to maintain crime scene security, maintaining a crime scene log, clearing a scene while having the least impact on evidence, what to do when you encounter firearms and other weapons and what information needs to be passed to the Crime Scene Investigators

and Detectives.

Hours: 3        

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