This four hour course introduces students to current
and near future high tech solutions for documenting crime/fire/crash
scenes as well as technology that can be used to assist in general case
investigations. The class is designed for Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs,
Coroners, and crime scene/fire/crash investigators.
Very little has changed in the way crime/fire/crash
scenes have been documented and processed over the last several years.
Most technological advancements happen at the crime lab and post processing
stages of the investigation. Today, we are on the cuff of some dramatic
advancements and changes to the way we process these scenes. Scenes
can be 3D mapped and diagrammed. Rapid DNA can generate DNA profiles,
on-scene, in less than 90 minutes. Smartphone and tablet apps can assist
investigators in doing a myriad of tasks. Agencies, in many cases, can
do the same tasks in less time, for less money, with fewer personnel
if they take advantage of new and advancing technologies.
3D mapping/diagramming of crime/fire/crash scenes
3D scanning of footwear/tire impressions and reproduction through 3D
Mobile fingerprint acquisition and AFIS search
Ariel photography of crime scenes, fire investigations and crash reconstructions
Smart phone and tablet apps
Donald Comstock is a Detective with the DuPage County
Sheriff’s Office Forensic Investigations Unit and is a certified
Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) through the International Association
for Identification (IAI). Detective Comstock is a member of the DuPage
County Major Crimes Task Force, DuPage County Fire Investigation Task
Force, Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT/DuPage), and the DuPage
County Accident Reconstruction Task Force (DUCART).
for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of
the program in order to avoid being billed!**
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