Evidence Room | Evidence Personnel Training
There are some basics that need to be covered in training for evidence personnel, and there are also some lower priorities that need to be addressed when considering an all-encompassing training plan. You can’t address every single situation, but you can get everyone on the same page for nearly 99 percent of the tasks and challenges they will face.
Evidence Training | Firearms Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
While we don’t cover everything related to firearms here, we’re giving you a crash course of start to finish, how firearms should be handled, packaged, and managed, and how they should be dealt with after the conclusion of their life cycle. Firearms present unique challenges, and their storage is very different from many other forms of evidence.
Evidence Training | Narcotics Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
Handling narcotics evidence while having constant exposure to it can lead to safety and health risks that any agency must address, and failing to do so puts personnel at undue risk, that is ultimately a point of liability. Make sure to incorporate a thorough training and construction plan into any evidence room build, or rebuild. And certainly, separate your narcotics evidence away from all other narcotics.
Evidence Training | Currency Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
Evidence currency creates a special set of circumstances that require two people to be involved at every stage of the process, to ensure we’ve covered all our bases, we need to involve two people, with dual confirmation at every stage, verifying that the currency we’re in charge of, has not been changed, altered, or gone missing.
Evidence Training | Refresher Training
Arriving at an appropriate formula for refresher training doesn’t have to be major headache. Using steps and research to arrive at your plan is a way to eliminate some of the long thought that can slow your progress. Letting agency data dictate your training is useful, and efficient.
Evidence Training | Training the Line
Training can be a box checked off, or it can be an opportunity for personnel to invest in your system, and a way for you to engage them beyond the regular duties of evidence. If you build effective training plans for your agency, you can build an internal reputation with the line, administrators, and support personnel, and that turns into currency in the long run, when you need it the most.
Training & Standards for Evidence Room Personnel
In this article, we’re going to examine the types of training evidence personnel, sworn or otherwise, will need in order to run a sufficient evidence room. We’ll also talk about the type of training that your personnel will not only need to be proficient in, but also what training they need to oversee for the rest of your agency.