Evidence Packaging / Evidence Management & Storage

These lessons are approved for in-service credits in the state of Maryland by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

This is an online only (virtual) training course that covers how to properly package evidence and what materials to use.

Course Location:

This is a virtual course, offered online only and available to registered users of the Officer Virtual Academy at all times.

Course Description:

This course guides and teaches students to properly package evidence. It will cover what types of materials to use as well as how to use them. The course will discuss the importance of safety and integrity with evidence and how to package it in a way that preserves both. The follow on section of training is a basic overview of storing and managing evidence after it’s been properly packaged. It will cover the proper way to store and manage evidence. The course will include ways to store evidence that will save space along with a brief overview of what to do with evidence for destruction.


There are no prerequisites for attending this program.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student officer will be able to articulate the proper methods for packaging and documenting / controlling collected evidence.

About the Instructor

Hilary Rodela
Hilary Rodela is a licensed Private Investigator through the state of New Mexico, a former Crime Scene Investigator, and Evidence Technician. She worked for the Ruidoso (NM) Police Department as well as the Lubbock (TX) Police Department. She has written for several public safety publications and has extensive law enforcement and forensic training and is pursuing forensic expertise in various disciplines. Hilary is also an Investigator with the Cold Case Foundation and is a curriculum developer for the National Investigative Training Academy.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate