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A game of clue: Police Academy students study crime scenes

Investigators stared at a “body” lying face first on the floor. Three bullet casings scattered across the room and a syringe lying on a nearby nightstand. Eyes peeled, those in the room swiftly jotted down items considered potential evidence of what foul play had occurred before they arrived.

And while the scene might have looked and felt like one from the longstanding CBS drama “CSI,” the players were not seasoned detectives, but students in the Madison County Citizens’ Police Academy.

The mock crime scene set up Monday night at the Department of Criminal Justice Training campus allowed students to put into practice the principles of crime scene investigation in rooms set up like a mock apartment building.

Principles of crime scene investigation begin at one idea: the theory of transfer. According to this theory, any time two objects or things come into contact with each other, there is an exchange of material between

Read more at: http://www.richmondregister.com/news/a-game-of-clue-police-academy-students-study-crime-scenes/article_9a9bf7be-b399-11e7-9694-63cd201a933c.html

Inside the Savage Police Department’s Citizens Academy: Week 2

During the Thursday, Sept. 14 Savage Police Department’s Citizens Academy, we learned how to dust for fingerprints. We used empty soda bottles, like this one, to check for prints left behind. 

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Zionsville Police Dept. launches Citizens Academy

As a way for the public to experience and understand the operations of the local police force, the Zionsville Police Dept. is introducing a Citizens Academy, which begins Sept. 26.

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The eight-week course is free to anyone age 18 and older and will introduce the public to different aspects of the police department each week. Topics include crime scene investigation, forensic lab overview, the K-9 unit and traffic enforcement.

ZPD Sgt. Adrian Martin said he met with other police departments, including Carmel and Fishers, which offer similar programs, before developing the inaugural Citizens Academy that would be unique to Zionsville.

Compared to programs offered by other cities and towns, the ZPD demonstrations will be “more tactile, more hands-on, more practical,” Martin said.

“We hope after eight weeks it will give (participants) a well-rounded experience,” Martin said.

The goal of the academy is to educate and communicate with

Read more at: http://currentincarmel.com/2017/09/15/zionsville-police-dept-launches-citizens-academy/

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office hosts CSI Academy – 21 investigators earn certification

PICHER – For two weeks local law enforcement investigators from 14 different agencies near and far including Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Nevada, and the British Virgin Islands attended Crime Scene Investigator Academy at the Quapaw Marshal’s training facilities in Picher.

Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd hosted the class taught by crime scene expert and Crime Scene Investigator for the Oklahoma City Police Department Everett Baxter Jr.

Baxter has written two books on Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) and travels across the U.S. training law enforcement officers and investigators, making the specialized training more available and affordable for smaller agencies. Baxter offers the CSI training through his own consulting company.

“He teaches all over the country, and he’s testified in many, many cases. He has tons of experience,” Floyd said, adding he has been preparing for the session for much of this year.

The class, led by Baxter,

Read more at: http://www.pawhuskajournalcapital.com/news/20170912/ottawa-county-sheriffs-office-hosts-csi-academy----21-investigators-earn-certification

Applications for Citizen Youth Police Academy available in October

Darien Police Department will begin accepting applications for the Citizen Youth Police Academy on October 4th. The Citizen Youth Police Academy, also known as “CSI: Darien” is a 6-week program run by Youth Division Detectives Mark Cappelli and James Palmieri in conjunction with The Depot Youth Center.

The academy will meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning January 4th and run through February 8th at the Darien Police Department. Applications can be found at www.dariendepot.com

The program offers students a better understanding of the many duties, responsibilities and training requirements of police officers. Officers from different divisions within the Darien Police Department participate, allowing students an opportunity to become acquainted with them in a positive, interactive environment.

Some of the subjects planned for this year are: traffic enforcement, accident investigation, the justice system, internet safety, forensics, crime scene investigation, SWERT (Southwestern Emergency Response Team), and the Department K9 Officers. Participants

Read more at: http://www.darientimes.com/90329/applications-for-citizen-youth-police-academy-available-in-october/

Applications for Citizen Youth Police Academy available in October …

Darien Police Department will begin accepting applications for the Citizen Youth Police Academy on October 4th. The Citizen Youth Police Academy, also known as “CSI: Darien” is a 6-week program run by Youth Division Detectives Mark Cappelli and James Palmieri in conjunction with The Depot Youth Center.

The academy will meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning January 4th and run through February 8th at the Darien Police Department. Applications can be found at www.dariendepot.com

The program offers students a better understanding of the many duties, responsibilities and training requirements of police officers. Officers from different divisions within the Darien Police Department participate, allowing students an opportunity to become acquainted with them in a positive, interactive environment.

Some of the subjects planned for this year are: traffic enforcement, accident investigation, the justice system, internet safety, forensics, crime scene investigation, SWERT (Southwestern Emergency Response Team), and the Department K9 Officers. Participants

Read more at: http://www.darientimes.com/90329/applications-for-citizen-youth-police-academy-available-in-october/

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office hosts CSI Academy – 21 investigators certified

Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd said his office has been preparing for the training since earlier this year and he was pleased with the interest.

PICHER – For two weeks local law enforcement investigators from 14 different agencies near and far including Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Nevada, and the British Virgin Islands attended Crime Scene Investigator Academy at the Quapaw Marshal’s training facilities in Picher.

Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd hosted the class taught by crime scene expert and Crime Scene Investigator for the Oklahoma City Police Department Everett Baxter Jr.

Baxter has written two books on Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) and travels across the U.S. training law enforcement officers and investigators, making the specialized training more available and affordable for smaller agencies. Baxter offers the CSI training through his own consulting company.

“He teaches all over the country, and he’s testified in many, many cases. He

Read more at: http://www.miamiok.com/news/20170908/ottawa-county-sheriffs-office-hosts-csi-academy----21-investigators-certified

Citizen’s Police Academy returns to Meridian

Because of popular demand, the Meridian Police Department will bring back the Citizen’s Police Academy in October. 

This “condensed” version of the police academy allows citizens to see what police officers do: how they process crime scenes, learn about the dispatch center, shoot a gun and drive a police car.

Taught by law enforcement officers, judges and attorneys, Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose said alumni and other citizens said the class should be brought back. 

“It’s something we did several years ago, getting citizens in the city to attend,” Dubose said. “Alumni of the academy felt like it was of value.”

Michael “Mike” Vick, a master police officer, oversees the program with the department and has seen three classes graduate.

“It fosters a relationship between the citizens and the police department ’cause a lot of times we don’t understand each other,” Vick said. “We’ve been extremely encouraged by all the people with ‘Back the Badge’ signs.

Read more at: http://www.meridianstar.com/news/local_news/citizen-s-police-academy-returns-to-meridian/article_b5747963-242d-54f2-822c-d77c09363cfb.html