Free Course: Crime Scene First Responder

August 30, 2016 — The International Crime Scene Investigators Association announced today their first online course, free to all law enforcement, anywhere in the world. The course is a refresher for patrol officers as first responders at the crime scene.


The course is hosted on the Law Enforcement Learning site, which requires registration and verification as a law enforcement professional.

"Crime Scene First Responder for the Patrol Officer" will review the steps involved at the scene for the uniformed first responder, and demonstrate the importance of this task by actual case work. Students who complete this course will receive a certificate from the International Crime Scene Investigators Association.

You can learn more and register here.


The International Crime Scene Investigators Association was created to assist law enforcement personnel who are involved in the processing of crime scenes. The discipline of crime scene processing is such a unique field in forensic science and law enforcement that this discipline needed its own organization. Crime scene processing is a multidisciplinary function. Crime scene processors must have a working knowledge of all the disciplines in forensic science and apply that knowledge to the documentation of the crime scene, identifying the fingerprint evidence, and the physical and testimonial evidence left at the crime scene. Find out more about us at

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