Online Course for Crime Scene First Responders

A new online course for uniformed officers is now available from the International Crime Scene Investigators Association and the Criminal Justice Institute, part of the University of Arkansas System.


The actions of uniformed officers who are the first to respond to a crime scene directly impact the solvability and prosecution of criminal cases. Officers can inadvertently lose, destroy or overlook critical evidence in the performance of their many duties as a First Responder.

Crime Scene First Responder for the Uniformed Officer ONLINE discusses types of evidence and consideration of this evidence as officers balance the safety of the officer and the public versus the investigative needs of the case. Officers will learn basic techniques for securing a crime scene and how to properly preserve evidence for investigators or crime scene personnel. Common investigative mistakes and solutions will also be discussed.

This course is geared toward patrol officers, though new investigators and civilian crime scene personnel directly employed by a law enforcement agency are encouraged to enroll.

Course Dates:

January 28-31, 2014
February 25-28, 2014
March 11-14, 2014
April 28-May 1, 2014
May 27-30, 2014
June 17-20, 2014

The course provides two hours of credit from the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Testing (CLEST). A printable online certificate will be issued at the conclusion of the course. Unfortunately, CJI is unable to accept international students at this time.

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