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Junior CSI investigators go ‘beyond what you see on TV’

Under the watchful eye of retired Baltimore City Police Homicide Detective Earl Kratsch, a group of middle-schoolers equipped with plastic gloves, clipboards and cameras descended upon a stolen pickup truck, searching for evidence.

“Two males robbed Royal Farms and stole cigarettes and money. As they were leaving, one tripped as if shot,” said Emma Zepp, 12, as she described the situation.

Emma and her peers weren’t searching for real blood and firearms on Tuesday afternoon — luckily — the situation was a hypothetical challenge set up as part of the final exam for the Junior CSI Academy, a program that teaches middle-schoolers about crime scene investigation with instruction from real law enforcement professionals.

Emma said she enrolled in the program because she was interested in how police solve crimes and investigate crime scenes. She was surprised to learn how much information investigators can glean from footprints.

Junior CSI investigators go ‘beyond what you see on TV’

Under the watchful eye of retired Baltimore City Police Homicide Detective Earl Kratsch, a group of middle-schoolers equipped with plastic gloves, clipboards and cameras descended upon a stolen pickup truck, searching for evidence.

“Two males robbed Royal Farms and stole cigarettes and money. As they were leaving, one tripped as if shot,” said Emma Zepp, 12, as she described the situation.

Emma and her peers weren’t searching for real blood and firearms on Tuesday afternoon — luckily — the situation was a hypothetical challenge set up as part of the final exam for the Junior CSI Academy, a program that teaches middle-schoolers about crime scene investigation with instruction from real law enforcement professionals.

Emma said she enrolled in the program because she was interested in how police solve crimes and investigate crime scenes. She was surprised to learn how much information investigators can glean from footprints.

UPDATE: MSP investigators on scene of death

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities are trying to piece together events that left a man dead in a Garfield Township home.

Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said deputies responded to King’s Court early Wednesday morning after a caller indicated there was an unresponsive man at a trailer on David Place. They entered, found who they believe to be a 48-year-old man dead with “obvious injuries,” he said.

Alger said deputies requested a Michigan State Police crime scene investigation because of witness statements about how the death occurred and the “nature” of the man’s body. He declined to elaborate on the extent of the injuries and said the man has yet to be identified because of the “positioning” of his body.

“The officers noticed there was obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger added.

A 23-year-old Traverse City man — who deputies believe was at the man’s home on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/update-msp-investigators-on-scene-of-death/article_075d0e87-bcf5-50b5-99f3-2eca48991ad5.html

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

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

New lab preps crime scene investigators

Fake maggots. Synthetic blood. Fingerprinting powder.

These are just a few of the supplies in Indiana University Kokomo’s newest lab — the crime lab – which gives students a chance to learn how to protect and process a crime scene.

“We believe this is how our students can hone their skills before they get to the job market. It will make them more prepared and more marketable,” said Kelly Fisher, lecturer in criminal justice and homeland security. “There are a lot of things this regional campus offers that makes our students stand out, like this crime lab.”

The lab, installed just weeks before fall semester, is one of three college crime labs in Indiana. Possible careers with this experience include police officer or detective, attorney or judge, crime lab analyst, or crime scene investigator.

And, it’s not just for those interested in forensics — it can benefit students interested in social work, nursing, science, and other

Read more at: http://kokomoperspective.com/kp/news/new-lab-preps-crime-scene-investigators/article_2afccb92-8840-11e7-be3b-cbdb3b19900a.html

New lab preps crime scene investigators

KOKOMO, Ind. — Fake maggots. Synthetic blood. Fingerprinting powder.


View more photos from the new lab.

These are just a few of the supplies in Indiana University Kokomo’s newest lab — the crime lab – which gives students a chance to learn how to protect and process a crime scene.

“We believe this is how our students can hone their skills before they get to the job market. It will make them more prepared and more marketable,” said Kelly Fisher, lecturer in criminal justice and homeland security. “There are a lot of things this regional campus offers that makes our students stand out, like this crime lab.”

The lab, installed just weeks before fall semester, is one of three college crime labs in Indiana. Possible careers with this

Read more at: http://newsroom.iuk.edu/articles/2017/08-aug/new-lab-preps-crime-scene-investigators%20.php

The next generation of crime scene investigators – WJHG

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Crime shows like CSI Miami can be captivating. But for real life crime scene investigators, it’s just another day on the job.

This week FSU Panama City is offering a STEM camp for students to learn how the experts use forensic science to help solve crimes. The three day camp offers middle school kids a chance to work alongside and learn from faculty from the Crime Scene Investigation program.

“They’re going to learn about underwater crime scene investigations. They’re going to learn about finger prints, blood spatter, all kinds of things related to forensics and crime scene investigation,” Paul Olsen from FSU Panama City CSI said.

The camp includes lots of hands on activities and crime scene scenarios to give students first hand account of what life is like a as a real CSI investigator.

Read more at: http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/The-next-generation-of-crime-scene-investigators-435195203.html

The next generation of crime scene investigators – WJHG.com – WJHG

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Crime shows like CSI Miami can be captivating. But for real life crime scene investigators, it’s just another day on the job.

This week FSU Panama City is offering a STEM camp for students to learn how the experts use forensic science to help solve crimes. The three day camp offers middle school kids a chance to work alongside and learn from faculty from the Crime Scene Investigation program.

“They’re going to learn about underwater crime scene investigations. They’re going to learn about finger prints, blood spatter, all kinds of things related to forensics and crime scene investigation,” Paul Olsen from FSU Panama City CSI said.

The camp includes lots of hands on activities and crime scene scenarios to give students first hand account of what life is like a as a real CSI investigator.

Read more at: http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/The-next-generation-of-crime-scene-investigators-435195203.html

How robots help Singapore’s drug crime investigators

“They thought I was crazy,” says Richard Soh, Head of Investigation Support at Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

Soh is describing the reaction from some of his colleagues when he first mooted the idea of using robotics to aid drug crime investigations. Like many other government agencies in Singapore, CNB is facing a shortage of manpower due to the country’s ageing population.

At the same time, drug investigators are dealing with more complex crime networks. Singapore’s proximity to drug markets, like the opium-producing Golden Triangle of North Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, makes the country susceptible to drug crime. Drug offenders in Singapore are given the death penalty, but sellers are increasingly moving to online markets on the dark web, where users are harder to track down.

GovInsider caught up with Soh to find out how his team is keeping up with high-tech drug criminals, while working with limited manpower.

Armed with robot helpers

“I

Read more at: https://govinsider.asia/smart-gov/richard-soh-cnb-drug-investigation-robotics/