Toronto Police Service
Investigating a homicide can be extremely complicated and involves many hours of hard work from frontline officers and investigators. Every investigation begins with an initial response call and the way responding officers manage a scene can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of an investigation.
First On Scene: Dealing with a Potential Homicide provides essential information for police officers attending the scene of a potential homicide. This course explores the roles, responsibilities, and key considerations for various officers at a crime scene, including the first on scene, the recording officer, the officer attending a victim(s), the officer attending a body, and the officer dealing with witnesses. In each case, this course provides information on what officers in each of these roles should do to ensure the scene, including evidence and witnesses, is safely secured and properly managed.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Recall the roles and responsibilities of the first on scene officer
- Identify the factors associated with securing a scene, including evidence and witnesses
- Recall the roles and responsibilities of the recording officer
- Recall the roles and responsibilities of an officer dealing with a victim(s)
- Recall the roles and responsibilities of an officer dealing with a body
- Recall the roles and responsibilities of an officer dealing with witnesses
- Understand the importance of taking detailed notes
- Describe key considerations for the arrest of a suspect