DOCJT Announces Graduates of Crime Scene Techician Course
RICHMOND, KY (May 25, 2012) - Crime scene investigators from across the commonwealth graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training's Kentucky Criminalistics Academy: Crime Scene Technician course. KCA is made up of two five-week, 200-hour courses that DOCJT instructors developed for full-time and newly appointed CSIs and patrol officers who serve as CSIs for their agencies. In addition to sworn officers, the KCA is open to civilian CSIs who work for law enforcement agencies. The Crime Scene Technician course certification is the first of two five-week courses officers can complete in crime-scene investigation. These students may return to participate in the second five-week course, completing the full range of training offered through the Kentucky Criminalistics Academy.
The Crime Scene Technician certification includes training in bloodstain-pattern recognition, shooting reconstruction and bullet trajectory, alternate light sources and luminol, crime scene management, digital photography, trace evidence, DNA and much more.
The Crime Scene Technician graduates now possess the knowledge to respond to and assist with most criminal investigations and major incidents, such as natural disasters.
Other KCA training areas include:
- Computer Aided Drawing (crime-scene sketching, mapping and documentation
- Techniques in case preparation and court presentation
- Latent-fingerprint processing
The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University's campus. The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and was the first accredited public safety-training program in the nation. In 2006, the academy also became the first law enforcement-training academy in the nation to be designated as a CALEA flagship agency.
The KCA Crime Scene Technician Class No. 1 graduates and their agencies are:
Officer Jerry Baker, Hazard Police Department
Officer Richard L. Bohanon Jr., Ashland Police Department
Officer Jimmy D. Daniels, Mount Sterling Police Department
Robert K. Flick III (civilian), Hopkinsville Police Department
Officer Lora A. Harrison, Lexington Division of Police
Officer Thomas P. Isbill, Owensboro Police Department
Trooper Bryan E. Johnson, Kentucky State Police
Officer Kelley J. Rager, Madisonville Police Department
Detective Michael N. Richman, Independence Police Department
Officer William H. Salyer, Lexington Division of Police
Jessica M. Silveria (civilian), Louisville Metro Police Department
Officer Brandon N. Stice, Bowling Green Police Department
Trooper Bradly L. Stotts, Kentucky State Police
Sgt. Johnny W. Vance Jr., Western Kentucky University Police Department
Sgt. Steven Z. Williams, Fulton Police Department
Trooper Matthew L. Wise, Kentucky State Police
The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University's campus. The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and was the first accredited public safety-training program in the nation. In 2006, the academy also became the first law enforcement training academy in the nation to be designated as a CALEA flagship agency.