LPPD Youth Forensics Academy

Dr. Stewart was proud to have been a presentor at the recent LPPD Youth Forensics Academy

From June 26-30, the LPPD conducted a Youth Forensics Academy. The course was taught at the Police Department and the Dauphin County Technical School. The course was paid for by proceeds from the Minute Man Games Adventure Race as well as a donation from Mission BBQ. The course was totally free for attendees and designed for high school students interested in a law enforcement career specializing in forensics and evidence. Mission BBQ is a strong supporter of the military and emergency responders and we thank them for their assistance. Students from the Central Dauphin School District, Bishop McDevitt High School, Cumberland Valley High School and Pine Grove High School attended the week long training.

Students were instructed in basic forensic principles; shoe print casting; fingerprinting; tool impressions; Forensic Odontology, taught by Dr. Stewart,; Forensic Entomology, taught by Dr. Furey; Blood Spatter interpretation, taught by Coroner Graham Hetrick; detection of counterfeit money; electronic forensic evidence; glass refraction; hair/fiber analysis; and crime scene processing. Coroner Hetrick and Doctors Stewart and Furey donated their time. Multiple LPPD Officers and staff presented the majority of the training. The Academy was a huge success and we are planning a similar class for 2018.

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