DPEP to Train Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Digital Photography Education Program launches visual communication standards in law enforcement.

Watsonville, CA, July 26, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Digital Photography Education Program and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Command today announced that DPEP will train over 50 Crime Scene Investigators in digital photography and image processing, beginning in October.

The Illinois State Police Department recognized the need to improve crime scene digital photography; for the sake of technical proficiency and a high standard of professionalism. They immediately partnered with the DPEP to create a digital photography curriculum specific to crime scene investigation.

“Proficiency in digital photography is imperative in every visual communications industry, yet it is missing on applicant resumes. Training in digital imaging and editing gives professionals a competitive advantage that applies in any industry,” said DPEP Team Leader Tracey Lugo.

Consistency and competency among law enforcement professionals must exist to prove a unit’s high level of performance. Illinois CSI needed their detectives at the same skill level, proficient in digital imaging as it relates to situations they experience daily. After a year’s search they came to DPEP to design a program specific to the needs of all crime scene investigators.

The curriculum can be applied to any law enforcement program and is conveniently accessed online. The 12 month, 12 course program focuses on the development of sound photographic skills and the understanding of photographic principles through examples similar to those encountered on a daily basis, such as photographing the details of a crime scene. Lesson topics include:

· Creating Digital Macro Shots on Location
· Lighting and Exposing for High Contrast Reflections
· Photo Resolution and Printing

Once registered, users are given a login name and password, which gives them access to lessons online, including an end-of-program assessment test. Graduates who complete the course and pass the exam are issued a certificate of completion and a listing of areas of strength in the program of study.

Prepare your unit for the future of visual communications technology. The Digital Photography Education Program, an initiative of Web Photo School, educates a digital imaging-savvy workforce equipped for the future of visual communications.

Digital Photography Education Program
Tracey Lugo