Franklin County Public Safety Training Center
3075 Molly Pitcher Highway
Chambersburg, PA 17202
This course is intended to provide awareness level information to enhance understanding of interoperable agency cooperation in order to support comprehensive efforts as it relates to evidence collection and investigation of Gunshot and Shotgun related Crime/Death scenes. Furthermore, awareness and clarification of the various stakeholders’ responsibilities will promote effective crime scene preservation and successful criminal prosecutions.
This course will discuss awareness information and procedures related to recognition and preservation of crime scenes. Participants will be able to relate the application of procedures and responsibilities to the various types of firearms and ammunition used in crime/death scenes. Topics include: proper documentation, firearm identification and familiarization, ammunition identification and familiarization, proper packaging of evidence, internal, terminal and external ballistics, trajectory and sequencing in glass, and trajectory analysis documentation. Two practical lab sessions will be held, to reinforce the course discussion topics followed by a review and discussion. Participants should expect some graphic images of actual crime scenes as part of the course information.
This course has been approved for eight (8) hours of continuing education by the Pennsylvania Coroners’ Education Board under the provisions of Act 22 of 1988. ID: 2022-50
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