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Internet Crimes

Location: Alachua, FL Internet Crimes
Dates: -
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $125.00

This course is a one-day course designed to provide investigators with the tools necessary to use social media in the investigative process. Investigators will be introduced to numerous social media websites and their value in investigations. Students will learn how to utilize numerous sources of open intelligence and actionable intelligence in the investigative process. Finally, students will be introduced to Internet Protocols and their importance in gathering information and mining data.

State of American Policing

Location: Alachua, FL State of American Policing
Dates: -
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $125.00
Duration: 8 Hours

This course covers the changing role of American Policing today. Students will investigate a number of case studies which are central to the challenges that law enforcement faces today.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will be able to define and describe the role of law enforcement in America today.
  • Students will be able to explain and describe the terms professionalism and ethics.
  • Students will be able to explain and describe the DNA of law enforcement and what changes have to be made to move forward.
  • Students will learn through role play and case studies examination what is meant by the terms bias, disconnect, and value.

Course materials will be provided.

LE Active Shooter Emergency Response

Location: Alachua, FL LE Active Shooter Emergency Response
Dates: -
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $0.00
Duration: 25 hours

The Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) course uses a mixture of classroom presentations, hands-on field training, and practical exercises to enhance the response capabilities of law enforcement officers in order to effectively respond to and stop an
active shooter incident.

For a full description please download the PDF brochure.

For the full course agenda please download the PDF.

All participants registered for the course must stay for the Train the Trainer portion on the 3rd day of the class.


Shooting Scene Investigation

Location: Alachua, FL Shooting Scene Investigation
Dates: -
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 hours

In our new Shooting Scene Investigation course, students will earn 40 credit hours over 5 days. This course will introduce students to the techniques required to properly document evidence at crime scenes involving firearms.

What You Will Learn

Ballistics refers to the analysis of three components inherent in a shooting incident: internal, external, and terminal ballistics. Students will gain a basic understanding of the mechanical action of a firearm, bullet flight and target impact associations. Terminology associated with shooting incidents will be introduced and participants will perform laboratory exercises to determine angle of penetration, shot sequencing, muzzle-to-target distance estimation, and gunshot residue testing procedures.


1-Day Photography

Location: Alachua, FL 1-Day Photography
Dates: -
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $125.00
Duration: 8 hours

Students taking this course will learn the basic procedures of crime scene documentation via photography. Showing a fair and accurate depiction of the scene is paramount to photographic documentation. Students will be shown how to correctly format photographs, use the on-camera flash, photograph evidence in situ with and without number placards, and how to photographically place evidence into a crime scene for courtroom presentation.

This class is ideal for police officers responsible for documenting uncomplicated scenes that do not require or fall under the need for a crime scene investigator. Nikon D80 or Canon 20D camera kits will be provided to students for use during this course.


LE Street Survival/Tactical Medicine

Location: Alachua, FL LE Street Survival/Tactical Medicine
Dates: 9/7/2016 - 9/9/2016
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $575.00

This course is a Train the Trainer program for sworn law enforcement officers and instructors serving in or anticipating a training role.
Based on TCCC Concepts this course provides the non-medical first responder the skills necessary to pro-vide critical life-saving intervention until EMS arrives. The student will complete a tactical medicine course integrated with instructor development training. This course builds upon the fundamentals of first aid and emergency care and introduces the latest concepts in emergency treatment. Upon successful completion, the instructor will have the knowledge, tools, and resources to provide Tactical Medicine training to other law enforcement personnel within their agency or department.

Topics include: Advanced Airway Management, hemorrhage control including combat gauze and tourniquets, and recognition and treatment of shock. The Instructor Candidate will learn instructional techniques to maximize student learning, learn to present skill building sessions and scenarios, and lead fellow students through learning exercises and skill stations.

Training provided in this course is beneficial to all law enforcement personnel involved in community policing, Active Shooter Response, school resource officers, firearms instructors and other high-risk situations.

For a full course description please download the PDF brochure.


Lunch will not be provided for this course.

1-Day Crime Scene Course for Attorney's and Judges

Location: Alachua, FL 1-Day Crime Scene Course for Attorney's and Judges
Dates: 2/10/2017 - 2/10/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $125.00
Duration: 8 Hours

This course is designed for attorneys and judges. This course will delve into the general processes of the crime scene investigator and their role in the courtroom. This course is set up as a lecture with a didactic exchange and the application of all skills taught through scenario-based exercises.

Students will be introduced to the following skills: impression evidence, photography, latent fingerprinting, preservation and packaging of evidence (including DNA and blood evidence). Students will also be introduced to the ethical, moral, and legal obligations and conduct of a crime scene investigator.

This course has been approved for 6.75 hours of non-conference sponsored CJE credit. Judges can request credit for attending this course by emailing and referencing course #16-70. Judges should also specify which portion(s) of the course they attended.

CLE Credits = 7

CJE Credits = 6.75

Certification Credits

Criminal Appellate Law 7.0

Criminal Trial Law 7.0

Fire, Arson, and Post Blast Investigations

Location: Alachua, FL Fire, Arson, and Post Blast Investigations
Dates: 4/17/2017 - 4/21/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $545.00
Duration: 40 hours

Fire, Arson and Post Blast Investigations is a 40- hour course designed to teach investigators and officers in the processing of fire, arson, and explosives at crime scenes. These investigations typically are influenced by dynamics uncommon to general crimes.

Course Topics:

  • Search and seizure at fire scenes
  • Fire scene safety and establishment of a safe environment
  • Establishing scene boundaries and security
  • Current case
    • Laws governing fire/explosion investigation
  • Working with forensic experts in this field
  • Scene documentation
  • Lab Analysis
  • Case preparation
  • Pre-trial concerns
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Fire scene case study

What is needed:

  • Casual clothes
  • Computer for case study

This course of instruction is designed to assist law enforcement, investigators, fire investigators, and prosecutors


Please note that lunch will not be provided.

Basic Fingerprint Comparison

Location: ALACHUA, FL 32615 Basic Fingerprint Comparison
Dates: 5/1/2017 - 5/5/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $550.00

The CSI Academy of Florida is very proud to have formed a partnership with Owen McDonnell, he is a retired lieutenant and supervisor of the Caddo Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigations division in Shreveport, LA. He has over thirty years of experience in the field of crime scene investigations as well as latent print examinations, he is certified as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Ten Print Fingerprint Examiner, and Latent Print Examiner, and will be instructing the course decribed below at the CSI Academy of Florida to both new and experienced latent print analysts.

This course serves as an introductory 40-hour session to fingerprints which includes but is not limited to lectures and practical exercises. The target audience will be those with little to no experience in fingerprint comparison for both ten print and latent print examiners. Subjects in this course include the history of friction ridge comparison, fingerprint pattern interpretation and classification, lecture and practical exercises, friction ridge structure and development, basic comparison techniques, latent print development and latent evaluation, comparison documentation, obtaining known standards of fingers and palms, and courtroom testimony basics. This course may also be an excellent review for those preparing for the Ten Print Certification test.


1-Day Latent Print

Location: Alachua, FL 1-Day Latent Print
Dates: 6/1/2017 - 6/1/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $125.00
Duration: 8 hours

Students taking this course will learn the essentials of latent print discovery, processing, recovery, and documentation using powders, superglue, and sticky-side tape agents. Locating and recovering latent fingerprints can make all the difference between solving a crime and putting the file into the "no solvability factors" pile. Recovery of a single latent print can lead to multiple case clearances. Students will be given a basic tool kit that includes a fiberglass brush, black powder, tape, and lift cards at the end of the class that will allow them to continue their skills in the field.


Crime Scene Management for First Responders

Location: Alachua, FL Crime Scene Management for First Responders
Dates: 6/2/2017 -
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $125.00
Duration: 8 hours
In this unique course designed for patrol officers, paramedics, fire-rescue personnel, and other first responders, students will learn the basics of crime scene response, security, protection, and documentation. Instructors will use numerous case studies to demonstrate how improper scene security can negatively affect an investigation and review proper procedures via several hands-on mock crime scenes. Basic latent print techniques will be reviewed and practiced along with basic note taking and chain of custody procedures.

Sexual Assault Investigations

Location: Alachua, FL Sexual Assault Investigations
Dates: 6/28/2017 - 6/30/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $375.00
Duration: 24 hours

This course is designed for all investigators and first responders. Sexual assault crime scenes normally comprise three primary sources of evidentiary focus: the scene, the victim and the suspect. Having the knowledge and skills to thoroughly investigate not only the tangible evidence but also the victim's possible feelings of self-blame, offender identification, location, and interview/interrogation are key elements to an investigation. During the three day course you will learn victim/offender relationship, statutory rape cases, substance-facilitated sexual assault, initial response, documentation, collection and packaging of various types of physical and biological evidence. You will also learn techniques for interviewing the victim, consent and search warrant protocols, working with SANE/SARC personnel and preparation for trial.

Students will spend approximately 50% of class time completing exercises for proper evidentiary documentation and recovery.


Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Location: Alachua, FL Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Dates: 7/17/2017 - 7/21/2017

10/30/2017 - 11/3/2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 hours

This course will teach students the uses and limitations of bloodstain patterns as they relate to violent crime analysis. Lessons include 16 comprehensive laboratory exercises in our dedicated blood spatter rooms and a workbook with relevant questions related to their findings. Labs include:

  • Falling distances, surface texture, drop volume
  • Presumptive testing
  • Blood in motion, swipes, wipes, transfers, drip trails
  • Stain measurement, distance from target, impact stains
  • Area of convergence, area of origin, peer-review process
  • Luminol and Blue Star Forensic use
  • Documentation, collection, and packaging

Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Location: Alachua, FL Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Dates: 7/24/2017 - 7/28/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 hours

In this advanced course, students will take their basic bloodstain analysis skills to the next level by refreshing learned skills from the Basic 40-hour course and developing investigators' ability to recognize, document, analyze, and collect stains related to clothing and more complicated substrates, multiple impact events, multiple victim / suspect events, and how to categorize bloodstains according to established principles by the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts. Cognitive bias will be discussed along with the importance of objective analysis, the scientific method, and the peer-review process. There will be focus on document preparation and courtroom testimony procedures.

**A 40-hour Basic Bloodstain Analysis course is a required prerequisite for this class.


CC Private Investigator Intern Course

Location: Alachua, FL CC Private Investigator Intern Course
Dates: 8/4/2017 - 8/6/2017

8/12/2017 - 8/13/2017

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 | 12/9/2017 - 12/10/2017

Time: -
Cost: $450.00
Duration: 40 hours

Class Times are as Follows:

Friday Class: 5:00PM EST - 9:00PM EST
1st Saturday and Sunday: 8:00AM EST - 6:00PM EST
2nd Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM EST - 5:00PM EST

This course will involve extensive discussion of Florida Statutes that govern the Private Investigator Intern License and will include study and instructional material to help attendees get a comprehensive grasp on investigative matters. As the first step in the process to becoming a licensed PI Intern, you will need to complete the entire 40 hour course to be eligible to apply.

Once the course is completed and you have a recommendation from your mentor, you can then apply for your CC Private Investigator Intern License by submitting your certificate of completion and other required information


Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Location: Alachua, FL Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Dates: 8/14/2017 - 8/18/2017

12/11/2017 - 12/15/2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 Hours

From the specifics of approaching and securing a crime scene to the presentation of evidence in the courtroom, this scenario-based course will give students exposure to the principles and practices of crime scene investigations. This is the foundational course required for most advanced courses and is groundwork for beginning investigators to understand the basic techniques required for working uncomplicated crime scenes.

Topics covered include:

  • How to properly approach, document, and analyze a crime scene
  • Photography basics
  • Techniques to recover latent, patent, and plastic fingerprints and palm prints
  • Basic bloodstain pattern analysis
  • Shoe print and tire track documentation and casting techniques
  • Trace evidence documentation and recovery
  • Courtroom presentation

Courtroom Testimony

Location: Alachua, FL Courtroom Testimony
Dates: 8/22/2017 - 8/23/2017

10/5/2017 - 10/6/2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $250.00
Duration: 16 hours
This course will teach the basic rules of evidence for the introduction of crime scene evidence in a courtroom. Students will learn the proper foundations that are necessary to admit a piece of evidence and the required proof regarding chain of custody, how to prepare themselves to answer prosecutorial direct examination questions, and defend his / her processes during defense cross-examination. Participants will prepare documents based upon a mock crime scene and take the witness stand using learned techniques during questioning by Robert A. Rush, a dual-certified criminal and civil trial attorney—1 of only 4 in the state of Florida.

Background Investigations

Location: Lexington, SC Background Investigations
Dates: 8/24/2017 - 8/25/2017
Time: -
Cost: $340.00
Duration: 12 hours

This course will enable investigators to uncover more about an applicant's past. Through a systematic approach to the investigation, you will become better prepared to spot important discrepancies.












Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

Location: Alachua, FL Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
Dates: 8/28/2017 - 9/1/2017
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 hours

Advanced crime scene investigation is designed to enhance experienced Crime SceneSearch personnel in processing crime scenes and evidence to recover the maximumamount of possible evidence. The course topics include: management, procedures,
blood spatter analysis and evidence, presumptive field test blood, digital photography,alternate light source, collection and preservation of trace evidence, gunshot residue,and the recovery of dead bodies.
The student who successfully completes this course will have obtained a workingknowledge of the advanced scientific methods associated with criminal investigations.The student will additionally have a thorough understanding of how to sequentially process a crime scene to avoid the unnecessary contamination and/or destruction of evidence.

Course Objectives:
Upon course completion the learner will be able to:
1. Describe and demonstrate the principles of forensic science and ethical
2. Describe and demonstrate management, searching, collecting, and submitting evidence
utilizing the rules of evidence prescribed in Florida State Statutes.
3. Describe and identify a wide range of forensic evidence types.
4. Describe and demonstrate the process for recording, preserving and recovering forensic
evidence at a crime scene.
5. Demonstrate the presentation of evidence in a courtroom setting.


Firearm Technology and Specialist Training

Location: Alachua, FL Firearm Technology and Specialist Training
Dates: 9/6/2017 - 9/8/2017
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $525.00
Duration: 24 hours

The goal of the training is to make you, the firearm professional, a competent Firearm Specialist and put you on a pathway to becoming a subject-matter expert. Post-seminar testing is available, which makes the attendee a Certified Firearm Specialist, upon passing.

Attendees will be able to encounter a varied collection of firearms and ammunition, and be able to safely clear, accurately identify and classify, and competently categorize any firearm or ammunition, even the oldest obscure foreign military examples, and do so within ATF guidelines. You will be confident in making determinations as to GCA and NFA status, and avoid overlooking violations and items which are illegal contraband. The issues of misidentification, unfamiliarity with obscure facets of the firearm field, and unsafe practices will be solved, avoiding the misinformation and lack of information which plagues law enforcement and the industry.

The course is designed to enable firearm professional to immediately interpret what he or she sees, and to apply their knowledge in making an accurate determination as to an item’s origin, status under the law, and method of mechanical operation. All areas of the field of firearms and ammunition will be examined and discussed thoroughly, and Federal law and ATF rulings will be cited to prove all points taught.

The latest firearm technology trends within the industry, as well as criminal-trends in firearms, will be explained. These will help the professional become acquainted with technical concepts not familiar to the beginner, and which will help the gun professional become acquainted with concepts such as clandestine silencers and full-auto conversions, Curios and Relics, home-built firearms, ATF Tracing, etc... There is an emphasis on understanding ammunition, the accurate identification of guns and ammunition, and the ability to competently explain methods of operation.

Audience: This course is intended for all law enforcement personnel, licensed firearm dealers and manufacturers, Attorneys, military, and security personnel.

Methods: The course is a 3-day session. The expert Instructor makes liberal use of photographs. Hand-on examination of real firearms is also employed, as well as a question and answer session with a former ATF National Academy firearm-staff member. Numerous handouts are used as instructional aids, and attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. This training is also approved by the IAI, ABMDI, NMLEA, NSSF, Sonoran Desert Institute and Brighton College.

Day One:

  • Firearm Safety and Clearing (rules of safe handling, clearing procedures, safety precautions, active and passive safety devices, test-firing cautions, jammed firearms)
  • Firearm Classification (5 categories of Gun Control Act firearms, definitions of “firearm” and “antique” [non-gun], forearm-braces, vertical fore-grips, 80% receiver blanks, dummy guns, home-made guns)
  • Markings (manufacturer, importer, proof, obliterated serials, double serials, double importers, trademarks, ATF variances, hidden serials, Nazi codes, catalog guns, foreign military gun-ID, ATF Tracing)
  • Nomenclature (ID of parts necessary for safety and/or location of markings)

Day Two:

  • Ammunition (components, ID, technology, interstate nexus, chamber pressure, headspace, SAAMI)
  • The Cycle of Operation (the function of each step of mechanical operation) ? Mechanical Types of Operation (breech and muzzle-loaders, self and manually-loaded firearms, action types, open and closed bolt, semi and full-auto)
  • Curios and Relics (collector status granted by ATF, C&Rs vs. antiques)
  • Machineguns (eleven most common clandestine conversions, field testing, bump-firing, Gatling guns, DEWATS, re-welds, methods of destruction)

Day Three:

  • Silencers (recognition, soda-bottle and oil filter adapters, solvent traps, fakes)
  • NFA Rifles/Shotguns (short barreled, weapons made from rifle/shotgun, shoulder-stocked handguns, sub-caliber inserts)
  • Any Other Weapon [AOW] (disguised firearms, smooth-bore handguns, handguns w/vertical fore-grip, Marble Game-getters)
  • Destructive Devices (bombs, mines, grenades, bores over .50 caliber, Street-sweeper, USAS-12, Molotov cocktails, IEDs, exceptions)
  • Court Testimony (15 points on preparation, writing a Curriculum Vitae, and the pitfalls of testimony)

Testing is available for accreditation after the seminar as a Certified Firearm Specialist . A series of 14 online tests for CFS certification will be available after completion of the course.

To register for this course contact IFSA at (813) 422-4674, or email us at To learn more about IFSA/GunLearn, go to

Attendees are cautioned that the course includes the handling of firearms, and as a result, no live ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Prior arrangements should be made for safe storage of duty weapons and ammunition. Due to the inherent handling of firearms in the class, attendance is restricted to those who are not prohibited from possession of a firearm or ammunition under Title 18 U.S. Code, 922 (g).


Lunch will not be provided for this course.

Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Location: Alachua, FL Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Dates: 9/11/2017 - 9/15/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $750.00

$650 pp when registering two or more from a single agency.

CSI Academy will be hosting a Shooting Incident Reconstruction course on our campus through Forensic Training Source. For those seeking to improve their skills in this area, the course can be extremely beneficial and helpful. With this 40-hour, 5-day course, you can develop an understanding of shooting reconstruction through a combination of classroom learning and practical exercises.

The Shooting Incident Reconstruction covers the following topics:

  • Common shooting reconstruction terminology
  • External, internal and terminal ballistics
  • Range of fire determination
  • Gunshot residual
  • Identifying / detecting bullet marks
  • Behavior of projectiles on a range of surfaces
  • Correct measuring and documentation of bullet marks
  • Humans and motor vehicle targets
  • Reconstructing flight path
  • Writing reports with analysis and conclusion
  • Providing reconstruction through courtroom testimony

The course also covers a number of other important topics related to shooting crime scene reconstruction, so do not hesitate to sign up!

Lunch will not be provided for this course.

You can register on Forensic Training Source’s website here:

Shooting Incident Reconstruction registration


Advanced Photography

Location: Alachua, FL Advanced Photography
Dates: 9/25/2017 - 9/29/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 hours

Time is subject to change due to night time photography.

In this advanced course, students will be introduced to complex photography skills including nighttime photography, laser trajectory documentation in daylight and darkness, UV / IR photography, alternate light source, macro-photography of trace evidence, oblique lighting skills, painting with light, and multiple off-camera flash use.

Each student is encouraged to bring their own camera and equipment kit to use. Nikon D80 and Canon 20D camera kits will be available to students who may need them for the duration of the course.

**Basic photography skills via Introduction to Crime Scene Investigations or Crime Scene Photography is a required prerequisite for this class.


Bloodstain Patterns on Fabrics & Clothing

Location: Alachua, FL Bloodstain Patterns on Fabrics & Clothing
Dates: 10/2/2017 - 10/4/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $375.00
Duration: 24 hours

In this crime scene investigation course, students will learn how to properly discover, document, analyze, and interpret bloodstains on clothing and other fabrics. This course utilizes short, pointed lectures and numerous laboratory exercises designed to give students hands-on experience with bloodstain patterns.

This CSI Academy course is centered on the following subjects:

  • Photography and documentation of clothing, both in situations and on persons
  • Differences between man-made and natural fabrics and their interaction with blood
  • Macro photography of minute stains
  • Differentiation between stain patterns and the possible mechanical causation
  • Packaging and handling of bloodstained clothing
  • Interpretation of stains and cognitive/confirmation bias will be discussed

Forensic Death Investigation

Location: Alachua, FL Forensic Death Investigation
Dates: 10/9/2017 - 10/13/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 Hours

Education in the realm of Death Investigations is critical for any law enforcement officer, medicolegal death investigator, detective and crime scene investigator in order to understand the cause and manner of death, the complex process of death, wound analysis and working with the Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office. In this course, students will receive detailed information regarding death investigations to include:

  • Detailed Examination and Assessment of the Body at the Scene
  • Natural Diseases and Death
  • Identification Processes
  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Sharp Force Trauma
  • Blunt Force Trauma
  • Thermal Injuries
  • Child Abuse
  • Serology and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Autopsy Procedures

** This course is limited to students currently employed with a law enforcement agency or Medical Examiner's Office only. **


Lunch will not be provided for this course.

Human Remains Recovery

Location: Alachua, FL Human Remains Recovery
Dates: 11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017
Time: -
Cost: $575.00
Duration: 5 days

Students will participate in lectures that cover the basic methods for estimating the post-mortem interval, basic human osteology, and the role of the forensic anthropologist in medico-legal death investigations. Students will learn how to identify, record, and recover human remains that have been scattered on the surface and buried. Two days are dedicated to lecture and hands-on laboratories in the classroom with the remaining 3 days dedicated to recovery methods in the field.

Topics covered include:

  • Medical examiner history and law
  • Search techniques, probing, metal detection
  • Identification of human remains
  • Human vs. non-human
  • Mapping, sketching, triangulation, and electronic measurement techniques
  • Missing and unidentified persons cases
  • Mass fatality incidents

Students will gain hands-on experience in approaching the outdoor crime scene that includes suspected human remains. Then the class will take a step back to review recovery efforts and student decisions, which will then be followed up by a Q&A session.


  • March 27-31, 2017
  • November 13-17, 2017

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If you have questions, or are ready to take the first step by enrolling in CSI Academy of Florida, then don't hesitate to contact us today. Our fully certified team of instructors is further qualified by wide-ranging experience in law enforcement and/or a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD. We can equip you with the expertise and practical knowledge necessary to excel in the field of forensics. Students from all around Florida, the nation, and the globe are welcome!

Want to learn more about our IAI-approved forensic recovery course? Call (888) 518-2832 today or apply online to get started!

We are licensed by the Commission for Independent Education: License No. 4844

Alternate Light Source Applications

Location: Alachua, FL Alternate Light Source Applications
Dates: 11/29/2017 - 12/1/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $375.00
Duration: 24 hours

Our Alternate Light Source Applications course is designed to introduce students to the use of the visible light spectrum to enhance organic and inorganic substances that otherwise may be overlooked in a criminal investigation. Students will learn how light affects some biological fluids often left at crime scenes, causing absorption, fluorescence, luminescence, and contrast with the target surface. We will also cover documentation, preservation, and collection techniques.

A few topics that will be covered in the course include:

  • How the visible light spectrum works
  • How the VLS can assist investigators in locating evidence
  • Precautions when using UV light
  • Biological fluid location, enhancement, and recovery
  • Filter use and photography techniques

Crime Scene Photography

Location: Alachua, FL Crime Scene Photography
Dates: 12/4/2017 - 12/8/2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $625.00
Duration: 40 hours

Time is subject to change due to night time photography.

Photography is the single most important element of any crime scene investigation. In this course, students will be introduced to the components of a digital, single lens reflex camera and its basic operations. Students will learn how to format an image, terminology, lighting techniques and filter use, alternate light source applications, how to use the flash, low light conditions, and timed exposures. 4 hours will be spent on nighttime photography, requiring students to adjust their hours accordingly. Photographic techniques will be practiced in mock crime scene scenarios located indoors, outdoors, in vehicles, and at night.

Each student will be issued a Nikon D80 or Canon 20D digital camera kit to use for the duration of the class. This unique benefit will give students the opportunity to practice photographic skills during off-campus hours and to document their visit to Florida on a take-home flash drive!