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Police Department gives tour of headquarters – Wilmington Star News

The tours were held Tuesday and Thursday as part of October’s Crime Prevention Month.

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department opened it’s doors for tours to the community this week.

The tours were held Tuesday and Thursday as part of October’s Crime Prevention Month.

“We realized people are really curious about what’s happening in this building, so we decided to offer some tours,” said WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley Thompson. WPD moved into its current headquarters on Bess Street in late 2006.

Rawley Thompson led the tour through the 60,000 square foot facility that includes Crime Scene Investigation offices, holding cells, The Sting Center and interrogation rooms.

“(My son) is in a phase now where he’s all about police and crooks and when he’s playing with his Legos it’s always some sort of crime going in the police Lego land, we saw this on Facebook and said

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Police Department gives tour of headquarters

The tours were held Tuesday and Thursday as part of October’s Crime Prevention Month.

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department opened it’s doors for tours to the community this week.

The tours were held Tuesday and Thursday as part of October’s Crime Prevention Month.

“We realized people are really curious about what’s happening in this building, so we decided to offer some tours,” said WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley Thompson. WPD moved into its current headquarters on Bess Street in late 2006.

Rawley Thompson led the tour through the 60,000 square foot facility that includes Crime Scene Investigation offices, holding cells, The Sting Center and interrogation rooms.

“(My son) is in a phase now where he’s all about police and crooks and when he’s playing with his Legos it’s always some sort of crime going in the police Lego land, we saw this on Facebook and said

Read more at: http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20171012/police-department-gives-tour-of-headquarters

University of Indianapolis Department of Criminal Justice celebrates 45th anniversary

UIndy hosted the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensics Services Agency for a training exercise on Thursday, August 17, 2017. (Photo: D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

The University of Indianapolis Department of Criminal Justice marks an important milestone during Homecoming Weekend. The University is celebrating the department’s 45th anniversary, making it one of the longest-running criminal justice programs in the state.

An anniversary celebration will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the President’s Home (4051 Otterbein Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46227). Register here for this event.

Guests will learn about the future Criminal Justice Education Lab, which will provide a space for training simulations for UIndy students as well as city police departments and investigators. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to enjoy special crime lab activities with long-time faculty member Dennis Williams, new faculty member Bruce Biggs and University of Indianapolis President Emeritus Gene

Read more at: http://news.uindy.edu/2017/09/29/university-of-indianapolis-department-of-criminal-justice-celebrates-45th-anniversary/

Los Alamos Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Driven To Solve Cases

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez is proud of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez remembers police officers coming to speak as guests at his high school in Loving and says he found what they had to say about the job intriguing. Even when he studied mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., law enforcement was always in the back of his mind.

Rodriguez returned to New Mexico after a year and because he was still not old enough to be a police officer, he became a detention officer at the Dona Ana County Detention Center and soon went on to graduate from the Las Cruces Police Department’s Training Academy in 2004.

In 2005, Rodriguez and his wife Darlene moved to Los Alamos where they both

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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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Holcombe retiring from Greer Police Department

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Lt. Jim Holcombe, left, has helped organize the Cops for Tots drive drive for the Greer Police Department.

 

 

The Greer Police Department is saying goodbye to one public information officer (PIO) and introducing another.

Holcombe was the face and voice to media requesting information on crime, accidents and other incidents the police reported.

Holcombe has assisted in the annual Cops for Tots campaign raising funds and collecting toys for children in need during Christmas.

Holcombe began the GPD’s highly successful Citizens Police Academy in 2009. It is a crash course for citizens to learn police topics and tactics. It’s been refined through the years to introduce citizens with the new technologies police departments are employing. It routinely includes ride-alongs, learning about traffic enforcement, defensive tactics, victim assistance and crime scene investigation.

Youth boys and girls police academies have been spinoffs of the Citizens Police Academy.

 

 

 

Read more at: http://greertoday.com/greer-sc/holcombe-retiring-from-greer-police-department/2017/09/12/

Greensboro Police Department launches CSI Academy to fill vacancies

In an innovative move to attract people interested in becoming crime scene investigators, the Greensboro Police Department is launching a 16-week CSI academy to train new hires on the fundamentals of the profession.

The impetus for the academy arose from a need to fill an increasing number of CSI vacancies, along with the desire to develop skills in people who want to be CSI.

Under the CSI Academy program, GPD is accepting applications now through August 28 for motivated people with an associate’s degree or high school diploma/GED. The applicant must also have 1-3 years of local, state, or federal government experience.

“We are looking for 10-15 energetic people who are detail-oriented, eager to learn, and naturally inquisitive,” explained Kelly Tranter, Director of the Forensic Services Division.

Applicants selected for employment will then receive four weeks of classroom training in the core skills required of a CSI. Topics

Read more at: http://www.wxii12.com/article/greensboro-police-department-launches-csi-academy-to-fill-vacancies/11652402

Appling Sheriff’s Department has busy week – Baxley News

Lt. Kenny Wright of the Appling County Sheriff’s Office was one of the special guests at the 2017 Black Heritage Reunion. Lt. Wright welcomed those attending the event, along with County Commission Chairman Lewis Parker and County Commissioner Theodore Wilkerson. On Tuesday, July 25, Investigator Robert Eunice participated in Camp What Ever You Endeavor. The theme for the weeklong camp was “CSI”; Investigator Eunice provided a mock crime scene for the youth with information on crime scene investigation and a demonstration lifting fingerprints. Sheriff Mark Melton, Pastor Steven Statum, and Pastor Ronnie Rentz, attended the Region Nine Chaplins Meeting held Thursday, July 27, in Ludowici. The guest speaker for the event was past Sheriff,

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Sparta Police Department 4th Annual Junior Police Academy Already Full, Much More To Come

On August 23rd, the Sparta Police Department will host its 4th annual Junior Police Academy.  The interactive program, directed towards Sparta youth in grades 5th through 8th, has already hit their maximum number of participants.

 

Sparta Lieutenant John Lamon attributes the growth to the changes made in the program last year, designing it to be more interactive and fun.  Last year’s Academy reached its maximum enrollment just a week before the camp started. This year, they reached it well over a month before.

 

Kids who attended last year participated in crime scene investigation, finger printing, an escape room, canine investigation, and more over the course of the three days.

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As this year’s Academy approaches, Lieutenant Lamon is excited for the new things ahead. “The most fun part for me is changing it up and making new surprises. As long as I’m running things, it will be different every year” Lamon

Read more at: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/sparta/articles/sparta-police-department-4th-annual-junior-police