Course Number: R4228E
For CSI’s and Detectives to analyze a shooting incident scene effectively, they need skills in recognizing and documenting the physical characteristics associated with firearms and projectiles. This 32 hour course prepares students to handle large scale shooting scenes by building skills in firearms evidence recognition, documentation and analysis.
Day one begins with a review of firearms terminology, mechanisms and firearms safety. The day continues with lessons on how to properly document a shooting scene and its related evidence.
Modern firearms operating systems
Photography & diagramming a shooting scene
Day two teaches students how to evaluate the way projectiles interact with various surfaces. Students also learn how different chemical tests aide in a shooting scene investigation.
Yielding vs. unyielding surfaces
Glass, sheet metal & tires
Gun shot residue & chemical testing
Day three is “range day” where instructors demonstrate many of the principles discussed in days one and two. Students observe and analyze shots in vehicles and tires as well as ricochet shots. Chemical tests are also performed.
Known angle & measurements
Vehicle glass & tires
Sheet metal, wood, glass ricochets
The final day reviews many of what the class observed at the range on day three and allows for an in depth question and answer section. Instructors also present some additional firearms topics and case review. The class ends with a large scale final exercise and exam.
Range day review
Long range shootings
Dates: June 20-23, 2022
Credit Hours: 32
Location: Idaho Falls Police Department Training Annex, 740 Park Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)
Remarks: To register for this course, click on the following link- https://www.forzaforensics.com/upcoming-training-1
Students will need to bring any camera equipment normally carried while on duty.
(Camera kit rental is available. Select option during registration)