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Comment by Shaun Pfund on May 16, 2009 at 4:26pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am an active law enforcement member at the rank of Detective with 24 yrs of experience and ticking...I presently teach a variety of criminal justice courses at a local college in my area, crime scenes has always been one of my favorites. I keep telling my students, that is "All about the evidence".
I would like to join your group...please tell me how..If you have more questions, ask away..


Comment by Don Lirette on May 26, 2009 at 11:55pm
I do evidence collection for Major Crimes Scenes. I have worked Homicides and each one is different and interesting and has its one evidence and its own signature. I think it is neat. I work for a Captain with 20 plus homicides under his belt. he is a great boss. peace, Don
Comment by John Suter on October 19, 2009 at 6:53am
How about those Pat's! Even in the snow..
Comment by Yolsei on December 23, 2009 at 5:54pm
I work in law enforcement for 20 years and only in criminal investigation 7 years, every crime scene I learn something new.
Comment by Dan Christman on March 13, 2010 at 7:47pm
Hello to all,


Now that I have your attention, have you ever heard of the West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative? The WVU FSI is operated with grant money to fund continuing education for forensic professionals. I just returned from their Spring Conference in Forth Worth, Texas where over 200 people attended the conference. There was about a 50/50 split of cops to scientist / civilian crime lab staff. It's was a nice mix of CSI personnel and a great opportunity to meet and mingle with those who work in the field from all parts of the country, see what and how they do, what they do. At a time when training budgets are nearly non-existent, this is an excellent opportunity for those of us who process crime scenes to receive quality CSI training.

As I said above, this training is FREE to those attending! The tuition and lodging at the conference hotel is free to all approved attendees! And if you are one of the first 100 registrants, your airfare is paid for as well. Does it sound too good to be true? Then go to the WVU FSI web page ( and check it out for yourself.

The schedule allows attendees to participate in more than one course throughout the week. At the Fort Worth FSI Conference you could have chosen from any of the 34 different classes offered, including the following:
• Basic Crime Scene Investigation
• Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
• Bloodstain Pattern Analysis for Crime Scene Investigators
• DNA Evidence Identification, Collection and Preservation
• Introduction to the Forensic Examination of Plastic Bags
• Basic Forensic Photography
• Trace Overview for CSI Personnel
• Introduction to Impression Evidence
• Essential Fingerprint Comparison Concepts for the CSI
• Glass Analysis
• And many more to choose from

I know what you’re thinking, “Thanks Dan for telling me about the great conference AFTER you got home!” Okay, okay I’m sorry, and I feel bad enough to let you in on a little insider information. The WVU FSI is holding a summer conference in Boston, MA in August 2010. So get your bad self out to their web page (I already gave you the link) now it’s up to you to get registered once they open up the online registration.

Having both attended as a student and instructor at these conferences, I have found it best to get pre-approval for the training from my administration, and then when the registration opens, I can apply knowing I have my department approval to attend. If you wait for the registration to open and then seek department approval, the classes will already be full. These classes fill fast!
Who knows, maybe we will run into each other in Boston. I will be there as an instructor, so if you make it there find me and introduce yourself. In the mean time, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me through my Law Officer Connect Profile.

Dan Christman
Seattle, WA.
Comment by Joseph M. Finck on May 13, 2010 at 1:34pm
I am a criminal investigator and Federal Agent with the US Army and assigned to the Special Victims Unit of the Fort Bragg, NC Field Office.
Comment by Debra Hall on May 13, 2010 at 3:57pm
Welcome enjoy the sight.
Comment by Kelli Callahan on June 13, 2010 at 6:13pm
Welcome Jonathan.
Comment by John Cummings on February 24, 2011 at 1:42pm

After 7 yrs of patrol, 7 yrs of Burglary and 12 years of Homicide, I retired and I am now teaching at Kaplan College.    Unfortunately, I worked about on more than 20 homicides a year each year I was on the squad.  I hope I can pick up some of the newer developments to keep me abreast of the latest in forensics.

Comment by Raymond Goins on March 16, 2011 at 12:21am

Courses by Bevel, Gardner and Assocates hosted by Norman, OK Police Department are posted on the BGA website at this link.


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