Forensic Awareness



RSL can deliver a series of courses covering forensic awareness and crime scene management as follows:

  • Exhibit officer – basic & advanced
  • Introduction to forensic awareness
  • Forensic awareness for Public Protection Units
  • Introduction to crime scene management
  • Crime scene management for major crime
  • Crime scene manager


Our courses can be set at any level and fully comply with college of policing and the faculty of forensic and legal medicine guidelines and National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Our courses can run as stand alone modules or form part of a broader development programme such as Initial Management of Serious Crime (IMSC).


Learning Objectives

Students will leave this course with an understanding of:

  • PACE codes of practice
  • Searches
  • Resources
  • Seizure of exhibits
  • Contamination
  • Integrity and continuity
  • Crime scene management
  • Forensic examination
  • Investigation strategies
  • Legislation, polices and procedures


Course Length

The course duration is dependent on the content and can vary according to the training needs and requirements. All courses follow the College of Policing guidelines.


Featured Modules

  • Introduction to DNA
  • Fingerprints and trace evidence
  • Integrity and continuity
  • Cross-agency partnership working good practice
  • The ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of a potential scene
  • Forensic time limits
  • Forensic strategies
  • Retrieval and submission of exhibits
  • Forensic providers
  • Resources
  • Early evidence kits
  • Crime scene logs
  • Common approach paths
  • Building blocks
  • Crime scene strategies
  • Lines of enquiry
  • Lockard’ s principle – contamination
  • Forensic scientist
  • Home Office Pathologist
  • Crime Scene Manager (CSM)
  • Experts
  • Cordons – parameters
  • Post mortem
  • Intimate / non intimate samples
  • Decision making – NDM



Course Suitability

Police and Law Enforcement Agencies


Please note, this course is not for individuals. We only deliver this course to organisations with 5 or more delegates

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