CRS16158/540 - Preservation of Evidence in Vehicle Recovery


Provides recovery technicians with the information required to enable them to recover a vehicle on behalf of the Police without contaminating or damaging vital evidence required to secure a prosecution. It also covers the importance of communication between the Police and the recovery technician when dealing with crime related or accident investigation cases.

Learning Outcomes

  • The difference between criminal and civil justice systems
  • Organisations that form the link between the crime and the court case
  • Forensic evidence that may be required by the police
  • Contamination and cross contamination
  • Sources of evidence
  • What is DNA and sources of DNA
  • Potential biological hazards specific to vehicle recovery
  • Avoiding contaminating a crime scene
  • Preserving evidence and continuity of evidence
  • Importance of good communication.
  • Police expectations
  • Mechanical preservation
  • Mechanical components that may require evidence preservation
Module/course type
Recommended duration (full course)
7 hours
Driver CPC available
DCPC course number
Linked to VR19