3-Day Law Enforcement Photography
Today, patrol officers and detectives are asked to do more and more when investigating a crime. They are increasingly held accountable for properly documenting even small crime scenes. This hands-on course is designed to not only familiarize officers with how to handle their camera, but also how to properly capture photos from a variety of law enforcement situations. Topics include basics of light, camera operation, crime scene photos and evidence photos. See below for a day by day break down of course topics.
Students can expect to spend the first day becoming familiar with basic camera operation and increasing their understanding of what it takes to capture a quality photography. Topics include:
Camera knobs and buttons
Capabilities and limitations
Basics of optics and camera function
Day two is spent familiarizing students with the basics of evidence and crime scene photography. Focus will be on what photos to take and when. Topics include:
Over-all, Mid-range and up close photographs
Use of scale in photographs
Maintaining integrity of photographs
Day three is spent on situations patrol officers are likely to photograph on duty. Students are expected to use the skills they gain during days one and two to properly document a variety of investigative situations. Topics include:
Search warrant photos
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Students will need to bring any camera equipment normally carried while on patrol and a flash light.