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Crime Scene Photography Training in Texas

Instructor - Retired Police Sergeant John Calvin Gaziano

The Crime Scene Photography Training Course in Texas is approved for the following:

  •  Forty (40) credits toward the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Initial Forensic Photography & Imaging (FP&I) Certification 
  •  Forty (40) credits toward the International Association for Identification’s Crime Scene Certification and Recertification
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Nighttime photography - Ambient light

Nighttime photography - Painting with light

We offer an approved 40-hour Crime Scene Photography training course in Texas. Our company is based in New Braunfels, Texas. The lead instructor, John Calvin Gaziano, is a retired sergeant of the Fremont Police Department with over 27 years of service. He supervised and taught members of the crime scene unit, in addition to being a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) with the International Association for Identification (IAI). During his 20 years as a member of the crime scene unit, he has photographed thousands of crime scenes.

This entry-level course is for those tasked with documenting crime scenes through photography. Each student will learn the sequences and needed photographs of various crime scenes. During the course, attendees will create a digital notebook to track their progress. Some course topics include nighttime and low light photography, infrared and ultraviolet photography, bloodstain pattern analysis documentation, bullet trajectory (laser) photography, and officer-involved shooting documentation. Students will learn to manipulate their camera settings to take great photographs in challenging situations. The students will participate in 21 practical exercises and associated subsets, greatly enhancing their skill level. 

The crime scene photography course is approved for 40 credits toward the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) initial Forensic Photography & Imaging (FP&I) Certification. We offer the course throughout Texas, focusing on the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in crime scene photography training in Texas and want to host our course

We look forward to working with you and your organization.

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Course Information

What are the benefits and requirements of hosting the Crime Scene Photography course in Texas?

Hosting the crime scene photography course has several benefits for the agency. One advantage is eliminating costs associated with travel and lodging for employees. Another benefit is that the hosting agency or organization receives free tuitions based on the number of paying students as follows:

  • One free tuition if the course has 14 paying students.

  • Two free tuitions if the course has 18 paying students.

  • Three free tuitions if the course has 22 paying students.

The course requires a minimum of 10 paying students. If the minimum number of paying students is not met, the class will be canceled, and all tuitions paid will be promptly refunded.

To host the crime scene photography course, we require that you provide a lecture room for digital media presentations.

The responsibility of the hosting agency or organization is to aid in recruiting students for the course. We will supply a course flyer that can be distributed to nearby agencies, and we will post the course on various websites. All travel and associated costs are the responsibility of Gaziano Forensic Consulting and not the hosting agency. If you are interested in hosting the course, please click the Host a Course button so we can work together to enhance the competency of your employees.

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