Major Incident Scene

Oxford Management Centre

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  • 5 days
  • in person

Oxford Management Centre


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Who should attend

This OXFORD Major Incident Scenes training course is suitable for a wide range of law practitioners and associated roles enforcement engaged in the legal cases involving crime scene investigations.

This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Forensic practitioners
  • Police Officers
  • Law practitioners
  • Security Services
  • Immigration and Customs Officers
  • Intelligence Practitioners and Managers
  • Any other agency tasked with investigating crime

About the course

This OXFORD Major Incident Scenes training course is an excellent opportunity for Legal Practitioners and associated roles to enrich their ability to identify how crime scene investigations are conducted, this includes how the crime scenes are secured, preserved and examined so that harvesting of forensic opportunities are maximized.

This training course provides the participant with the opportunity to acquire recognised transferable skills within the field of policing including crime scene investigation, practical aspects of policing such as homicide investigation, and ethical and political issues associated with policing.

The Dealing with Major Incident Scenes (Forensic) training course is delivered by experienced academic and former senior police officers and senior police service support staff who bring a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance the learning. There is a strong emphasis on employability skills throughout, this interactive course will help you to determine how to define and detect a major incident and will explore the ways of taking ownership and working towards a speedy resolution.

This OXFORD training course will highlight:

  • Key roles and responsibilities involved in managing and examining Major Incident scenes
  • Manage the initial response to a substantive investigation, implementing Golden Hour principles and fast track actions where appropriate including threats to life situations
  • The importance of securing, preserving and incident site
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals while incorporating health safety and welfare legislation and policy
  • The possible forensic evidence types available from Major Incident scenes.
  • The roles, responsibilities and capabilities of the specialists involved in reactive & proactive investigations


At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Identify forensic examination and recovery methods appropriate to the scene
  • Evaluate forensic investigations, tactics and strategy have been appropriate for the crime
  • Develop awareness of policies, procedures and processes involved in the major scene process
  • Describe the procedures for the collection, preservation and recording of evidence and intelligence
  • Identify effective operational Major Scene Investigation techniques

Training Methodology

This Major Incident Scenes training course will include presentations that utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques focused on best practices and case studies. It will also include PowerPoint presentations, active participation in class practical cases followed by active group sessions, video materials and tabletop activities

Organisational Impact

The organisation will acquire a thorough understanding of the principles and practices required in forensic investigations which will allow them to objectivity analyse the effectiveness and appropriateness of the forensic comes.

  • Establish a thorough foundation of the fundamentals and challenges of managing Major scenes.
  • Enhance client trust and confidence in the organisation’s ability to manage Major Scenes.
  • Increase the organisation’s understanding of major crime to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Improve forensic competence, capability, and knowledge of staff.
  • Build in organisational resilience for Major Scene Managers
  • Personal Impact

    This Major Incident Scenes training course will personally benefit the participants to develop their understanding and knowledge by the following:

  • Awareness of the critical challenges and most effective ways of dealing with Major Scenes

  • Identifying scientists, experts and other supporting specialists that can maximise forensic intelligence and evidence gathering opportunities

  • Understanding the processes and discipline required to successfully investigate major scenes

  • The roles and responsibilities for all those engaged in forensic scene examination as well as overarching investigation

  • Manage the forensic opportunities and recovery’s at major incident scenes

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

  • What is a Major Incident?
  • Roles and Responsibilities of those at major incidents
  • Risk Identification and Preparedness
  • Decision making and strategic planning
  • Responding to a Major Incident

Day 2

The Initial Response

  • The four phases of Major Scenes
  • Initial response, Consolidation, Recovery and Restoration
  • Conducting an evaluation of the scene
  • Scene security, Safety and Emergency Care
  • Documenting the Scene, Notes, Photographs and sketching

Day 3

Forensic Principles and Exhibits

  • Dealing with on scene fatalities
  • Scene preservation and anti-contamination precautions
  • Maintenance of the Scene
  • Working in multi-disciplinary environments
  • Communication with others

Day 4

Forensic Evidence

  • Locards Principle of exchange
  • Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA)
  • Biological evidence
  • Trace Evidence
  • Fibres, Glass, Paints and Impression evidence

Day 5

Continuity and Processing of Forensic Evidence

  • Fingerprint evidence
  • Evidence continuity
  • The chain of evidence
  • Evidence procedures and documentation
  • Storage of evidence
  • Understanding forensic outcomes


Successful participants will receive OXFORD'S certificate on completion. CPE units (and other corresponding units) will be awarded appropriately.

Major Incident Scene at Oxford Management Centre

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