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Basic Investigative Photography


Basic Investigative Photography

May 12 - 16, 2014

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Description:

The Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy in cooperation with the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department will resent a one week Basic Investigative Photography Course.  This course is certified by the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services and is a prerequisite for the Police Crime Scene and Evidence Specialist Course which will be held June 2, 2014 - June 13, 2014.

Instruction will focus on crime scene photography and equipment.  The following topics will be covered; photography and videography, digital photography, basic techniques of photography, lighing techniques, flash photography, and evidence photography.  Successful completion of this course will require passing a final written cumulative examination.

Officers enrolled in this course must bring the following equipment to the classroom each day:

  • SLR/ Digital Camera with owner's manual and flash cards
  • External electronic flash (not built-in pop up)
  • Macro lens or camera capable of taking close up photographs
  • Variety of photographic scales (i.e., six inch, angled scales)
  • Remote sync cord; Shutter release cable; Zoom lens; Tripod; Adequate supply of batteries
  • Thumb Drive
  • Evidence markers
    • If you do not have the proper equipment, you will not be allowed to attend this training

Please Note:

Course enrollment will be limited to sixteen (16) officers.  Out of County officers must provide a certificate of residency form.  Please call for out of coiunty fee schedule.  Unless enrollment permits otherwise, agencies are limited to allow equal opportunity to this course.  There will also be a scheduled "Night Shoot" during the week and officers will be required to work 1600 - 1200.

Course cost:

There is no course cost for Erie County Police Agencies.  Other agencies should call to see of a fee applies

Dress code:

Casual Dress

Location:

Cheektowaga Police Headquarters, 3223 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Enrollment:

Registration can be done on our website HERE or you may print out and fax the registration form to the Academy at716-270-5390

Students in need of special assistance, please contact Detective David Mossman at the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department at 716-583-1610

Sincerely,

Edward Hempling, Director of Training