Florida Div. International Association for Identification - Event Information
Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
This 24-hour course will teach you how to effectively use your agency’s digital camera system. You will learn the proper approach to various types of law enforcement-related scenes that require photography documentation - from human injuries to outdoor nighttime crime scenes. The primary focus of this course is to equip you with the confidence to adjust the camera settings to record both the scene and all related evidence the way you observe them.
We will teach you the necessary skills to overcome the lighting challenges that crime, crash, and fire investigations create. You will be immersed in indoor, outdoor, daytime, and nighttime practical situations using your departmentally issued or personal cameras. IPTM’s instructor will work alongside you and share best practices so that you can become proficient in photographing a variety of scenes and evidence.
In addition to the practical exercises, we will emphasize court proven methods for properly recording the scene and archiving the images correctly with the suggested standards and best practices set by the Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT), the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), and the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE).
Three primary camera shooting modes
Familiarization with departmentally issued cameras
Basics of scene documentation
Footwear, tire tread, injury, and macro close-up evidence photography
Daytime/Nighttime flash photography and painting with light
Digital image archiving as related to chain of custody
This course is IAI Crime Scene Certification approved.
11/3/2021 - 11/5/2021
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) 225 Newburyport Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32224