This is an online only (virtual) training course that covers how to properly package evidence and what materials to use.
The course includes a PowerPoint slide show that corresponds to the training video. The total viewing time for the videos is approximately 33 minutes. For viewer’s reference there is also a downloadable PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation, perfect for use in taking notes. A course syllabus and extra reading resources are also included in the training materials.
This is a virtual course, offered online only and available to registered users of the Officer Virtual Academy at all times.
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.
There are no prerequisites for attending this program.
- The Importance of Evidence Packaging
- Materials Used for Packaging Evidence
- Types of Evidence
- Evidence Integrity
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 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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Evidence Packaging Course Syllabus Evidence-Packaging-Handout
- Packaging and Labeling Evidence https://caseguard.com/articles/packaging-and-labeling-evidence/
- Eye for Evidence: Evidence Integrity https://www.officer.com/21219969
- Eye for Evidence: The Importance of Proper Evidentiary Training https://www.officer.com/21227149
- Oddball Crime Scene Training https://www.officer.com/21217078