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High Tech Crime Scenes and Investigations

Hours: 4
Tuition: $95.00

Program Information:

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.

Topics include:

3D mapping/diagramming of crime/fire/crash scenes
3D scanning of footwear/tire impressions and reproduction through 3D printers
Mobile fingerprint acquisition and AFIS search
Facial recognition
Ariel photography of crime scenes, fire investigations and crash reconstructions using UAVs
Rapid DNA
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).

**Cancellations 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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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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