Target Audience

Who should take this course?

To Introduce UFRO's to the basics of crime scene preservation.


Why take this course?

University First Response Officers (UFRO's) and supervisors who maybe required to attend a crime scene as part of their role.


Upon completion of these courses you will:

Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of how the following apply to the role of a UFRO. How to preserve a crime scene and its importance. Understand the various types of crime scenes and the concept of cordons and how to apply them at a crime scene. Understand the critical importance of the golden hour and how that impacts a successful police investigation. Learn how to record information in a scene log and how it can be used. Plus get an introduction to high-level to forensic evidence.


What's my time investment?

45-60 Minutes

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Crime Scene Basics

  • 3

    Volume Crime Scenes

    • Volume crime scenes

    • Quick test 2 - volume crime scenes

  • 4

    Serious and Major Crime Scenes

    • Serious or major crimes scenes

    • Quick test 4 - serious or major crime scenes

  • 5

    Keeping a logbook

    • Making a scene log

    • Quick test 3 - Crime Scene Log

  • 6

    The Golden Hour and You

  • 7

    Cordons and Trace Evidence

    • Cordons

    • Quick test 6 - cordons

    • Understanding and preserving contact trace evidence

    • Quick test 7 - contact trace evidence

  • 8

    Crime Scene Management - Final Test

    • Final test

    • End of course survey


Training Lead

Claire Humble

Leading on Safety & Security is a former Senior Police Officer and HE Assistant Director; Safety & Security, with a stand out reputation for delivering Sector Leading Transformational Change, Leadership and Security Strategy at all levels of an Institution. Her in-depth expertise in Security Operations, Systems & Risk Management is underpinned by a Masters level Degree in International Security and Membership of the Security Institute. Her experience includes: Safety & Security Strategy, Systems & Logistics Leadership & Management Security Operational Procedures Crime Prevention Security Risk & Threat Assessment Emergency Planning Investigation Transformational Culture Change