Basic Evidence Tech – CIPTC, Poplar Hall, P101, Peoria, IL

Basic Evidence Tech – CIPTC, Poplar Hall, P101, Peoria, IL

09-26-2022 8:00 AM - 09-30-2022 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:


Basic Evidence Tech

Instructor: Michael E. Kirby

September 26-30, 2022

September 26-27 & 29-30, 2022 8am – 4pm

September 28, 2022 12pm – 8pm (night time photography)

Class will meet at ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar Hall P101, Peoria, IL

Enrollment Deadline: September 19, 2022

Course Size:  Maximum – 20

Course Objective

This program will provide students with an overview of the most up-to-date scientifically sounds methods for identifying, documents and collect evidence encountered by law enforcement crime scene service units.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to give attendees a firm understanding of how evidence relates to a crime scene investigation, including the identification of a defendant.  Officers will be shown basic functions of a standard SLR digital camera.  Officers will learn how to recover latent fingerprints from varies surfaces.  Officers will be expected to understand and demonstrate, through a variety of practical exercises, how to write reports, package a variety of types of evidence, and explain what the lab capabilities are in relation to the types of evidence collected.  Officers will also demonstrate the proper methods for documenting, photographing and collecting both 3D and 2D footwear/ tire impression evidence. Officers will discuss current case law as it pertains to crime scene processing along with how to present the collected evidence in court. Officers will understand each crime lab sections and what services they can provide. Each officer will have a working knowledge of how to correctly process a death scene.


Course Content

  • Crime scene management
  • Crime scene photography
  • Physical evidence recognition, collection, preservation, and packaging
  • Crime scene safety
  • Footwear and Tire Impression evidence
  • Latent print impression evidence
  • Firearms and tool marks
  • DNA evidence
  • Report writing
  • Death Scene Investigation
  • Crime Scene Diagramming
  • Trace Evidence
  • Court Preparation
  • Crime Lab Capabilities
  • Legal Issues

What to Bring

SLR camera with detachable flash and cable.
* Flashlight
* Latent Print kit
* 100 foot tape measure
* Lab top computer with a cable to be able to download their photos.
* Clothing for the weather as 30% of the class is outdoors.

About the Instructor

Michael E. Kirby has been a police officer in Illinois for over 41 years, starting his career with the North Western Railroad Police in 1979 in the East St. Louis area. In 1986 he was hired by the Wheeling Police department where he worked until he retired as a sergeant in 2009. While at Wheeling he served as a patrol officer, tactical officer, school resource officer, detective and patrol sergeant. He also served for five years on the NIPAS EST team as an entry team leader. Other duties included nine years as a forensic supervisor for the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force and five years on a DCFS child death review team for Cook, Kane, DuPage, McHenry and Lake Counties.

Immediately after retiring from Wheeling, he was hired by the village of Inverness as a fulltime police officer. There his duties not only include police duties, he is also assigned to the MCAT Officer Involved Death Investigative Team, supervising the forensic unit.

Michael has been training police officer, school teachers and day care center employees in Child Abuse Awareness for over 25 years. Michael has been married for 33 years to Joellyn and has 4 adult children and four grandchildren.


Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Civil Rights .50 hours, Const. Use of LE Authority .50 hours, Lead Homicide Investigator 34 hours with 18 hours of Scenario Based, Legal Updates .50 hours, Procedural Justice .50 hours, and Officer Wellness/Mental Health .50 hours

Basic Evidence Tech – CIPTC, Poplar Hall, P101, Peoria, IL