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April 21, 2017

A group of 24 students in Fanshawe's Police Foundations program will receive real-world experience in policing when Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) experts come to Fanshawe's London Campus during the week of April 24 to 29. 

Two crime scene investigators from North Miami Police and Palm Beach Gardens Police and the Deputy Chief from the Miami Dade Police Academy will give the students an in-depth look into the world of crime scene investigation, the importance of being the first officer on the scene of a crime and the role of a crime scene investigator. During this hands-on, real-life program, students will learn about DNA and blood spatter analysis, fingerprinting, evidence collection and many other aspects of homicide/death investigation.

“Our students will experience real-life scenarios during this week and it will be interesting to see how they react,” says Jon Kunder, coordinator of the Police Foundations and Protection, Security and Investigations programs. “We are very fortunate to have such well-known and experienced professionals coming to Fanshawe. It will be something our students will never forget.”

On Thursday, April 27, the students and their teams will examine actual crimes and investigations that took place in Miami. Four scenes will be re-enacted including a suicide, a homicide and a robbery. This event will take place at the Peregrine Residence (R2) – London Campus (see campus map for building location).

The following topics will be covered during the week:

Monday, April 24
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – arrival on crime scenes, photography of crime scenes

Tuesday, April 25
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – fingerprints, lighting sources and crime scenes

Wednesday, April 26
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – evidence collection, packaging and processing, firearms (GSR), trace evidence, DNA, footwear and tire tracks and crime scenes

Thursday, April 28
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – trajectory, ‘carousel of death' presentation, outdoor collection of evidence and crime scene investigations

Friday, April 29
9 a.m. to noon – court preparation and testimony