Friday, March 27, 2009

CSI Challenge

The Frederick Police Department would like to announce our continued participation with Mount Saint Mary’s University on their annual “CSI Challenge.” On Saturday March 28, 2009, from 9am to 2pm the University will be hosting their annual competition where university students from Maryland and surrounding states are able to demonstrate their skills in evidence collection, preservation, and presentation. This year’s CSI Challenge brings together over 70 students from as far away as the University of Guelph-Humber, in Toronto, Canada. In addition to students, more than 15 State, Federal, and local law enforcement officials will be acting as judges and bringing specialized evidence scene vehicles and other equipment to the event for display.

The “CSI Challenge” was established to encourage educational pursuits into the career field of forensic science. Students are afforded the opportunity for a real world experience supplied via a replicated crime scene, where the stress of competition and a time limit allows for the feel of a real crime scene environment. The CSI Challenge has an added objective of demonstrating the professionalism and expertise that is required for persons to competently engage in evidence collection and laboratory examination

The Frederick Police Department is extremely proud of the men and women from our department who have volunteered their time to assist these future law enforcement professionals obtain their education and test their skills. Members of the Frederick Police Department have assisted in establishing those skill sets to be tested and are also serving as judges during the Competition.

Professor Joseph Vince, Retired ATF Agent, is the coordinator of the competition and welcomes inquiry in to the event by media outlets from the Baltimore Washington Area. Should you be interested in attending, please stop by or contact him at his office (301) 447-5373 or Cell: (301) 639-1398.

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