Senior Forensic Identification Course
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- Accommodations are offered to course participants. Our rooms are subject to availability and the request must be indicated on the course registration form
- Meal plans are offered to course participants. The specific meal plan must be indicated on the course registration form
- Travel grant funding is available to our non-federal law enforcement agencies
SFIC is offered to improve and enhance the forensic identification officer's expertise in the recognition, gathering, examination, and presentation of evidence. The course is designed to show the necessity of and requirements for coordination of skills between forensic specialists and other specially trained personnel in related fields.
Format and delivery
- Length of course
- 10 days
- Class size
- maximum 24 students
- Delivery setting
- The theoretical component for this course will be done in a classroom setting and the use of an LMS. The practical component of this course will be done in a forensics laboratory, outside where suitable.
- relate the roles and responsibilities of the forensic identification officer with those of specialized partners in an investigation;
- evaluate current technology and techniques that support the role of forensic identification officers;
- recommend best practices based on lessons learned in recent major investigations; and
- analyse current forensic identification officer's expert evidence issues, such as recent court rulings and expert testimony.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
The course is open to personnel who meet the following criteria:
- Have successfully completed the Forensic Identification Course or equivalent. (An equivalent course is one that teaches the basic principles of photography, fingerprint identification and scenes of crime examination including the collection, identification, preservation and presentation of various types of physical evidence.) Documentation certifying the completion of equivalent courses must be presented when applying.
- Are presently employed as full time forensic identification officer - i.e., working in the area of photography, fingerprint identification, scenes of crime examination, evidence collection /presentation, and physical evidence comparisons.
- Have at least three (3) years' experience as a forensic identification officer.
- Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
- Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments.
- Students will participate in hands-on practical exercises throughout the course using a formative approach. The goal of the formative assessment is to monitor participant learning through ongoing feedback by the course instructors.
- A summative Theory Exam will be given at the end of the course.
- Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor.
The graduates of the college's Forensic Identification Training Program are eligible for credits toward specific graduate programs at Laurentian University and at Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, please refer to the Transfer credits section.
For more details or other information about the course, please email email@example.com.
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