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Advanced Forensics Techniques In Crime Scene Investigations (AFTCSI) - Level I

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The AFTCSI-I is designed for qualified law enforcement officers, criminal investigators, crime scene technicians, and civilians who have a background in crime scene processing and investigations. The program offers the student many laboratory and crime scene exercises to become proficient in the location, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence commonly encountered at a crime scene. The class culminates in an eight hour practical exercise where the students will work as a team to investigate and document a crime scene.

Type: Advanced

Length: 9 days


  • Role of Physical Evidence in Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Crime Scene Documentation (Reports and Sketches)
  • Biological and Trace Evidence
  • Latent Print Evidence
  • Death Investigations
  • Major Case Prints
  • Impression Evidence
Most of the lectures will be followed by a lab where the student will use the skills that were presented during the lecture in the classroom. Upon completion of the lab exercise, they will return to the classroom and the instructors will critique the results of the lab.


Instructional personnel in the AFTCSI-I include senior law enforcement officers/agents with vast experiences as crime scene investigators and have testified as expert witnesses in various forensic disciplines. All the AFTCSI instructors are well trained on the latest processing techniques and equipment used in crime scene investigations. This mix of qualified and experienced instructors comes from such agencies as the United States Park Police (USPP), the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and state, county, and local police departments.

Tuition and Cost

Call (912) 554-4828 or send an email to: for the current costs.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into the program, the applicant must be a full-time law enforcement agent/officer or a full-time permanent employee whose primary duty is the processing of crime scenes and the collection, processing and preservation of physical evidence for a Federal, State, County or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency. The applicant also must possess knowledge of basic crime scene digital photography and computers. Partner Organization personnel have first priority for selection.

Additional Information

  • Student capacity is 12.
  • IOD has the ability to set and modify this course upon a request from an agency who wishes to send 12 students and provides at least three months lead time.

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.