Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP)
A police officer’s duties often include investigation. The assessment of a crime scene by a trained investigator can yield and preserve additional forensic evidence, which plays a valuable role in both investigation and the prosecution process. Investigation requires expertise and knowledge to investigate a variety of cases.
Completing this module will build your introductory knowledge of crime scene management, teach you how to assess the scene, and how to protect and preserve evidence.
This course is part of the Alberta Investigative Skills Education Program (ISEP) level 200.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain what a crime scene is
- Explain what crime scene management is
- Describe the role of the first responder
- Describe the role of the first responding officer
- Explain the consequences of poor decisions during an investigation
- Utilize dispatch information to enhance your investigation
- Conduct a preliminary crime scene assessment
- Utilize any prior knowledge about the persons, crimes, or area to assist your investigation
- Identify the different types of crime scenes
- Protect the crime scene
- Maintain the integrity of the evidence
- Create a perimeter for the crime scene using the apporpirate items
- Describe the role of the Forensic Identification Services Section
- Describe the role of the “Crime Scenes Investigation Unit”