This two-day camp is designed for youth 14-18 years old who want hands-on experience with a crime scene investigation. Students will have the opportunity to work on a mock crime scene and use engaging activities to solve the crime. Activities will include but are not limited to forensic art, fingerprint analysis, footwear impressions, collecting and preserving evidence, and identifying bloodstains. This camp will allow students to work with professionals in the field, and get the full prospective of what being an investigator is really like.
Forensic Art / Drawing the Face You Never See
Learn what it is like to be the witness to a crime and have to describe the suspect to an artist. Have the opportunity to assist in the composition a drawing from many different reference photographs.
Fingerprints / Hidden prints
Learn how to identify the different patterns in a fingerprint. Have hands on training on lifting fingerprints from evidence and to try to make a matching identification between fingerprints.
Footwear Impressions / Casting Ghosts
Learn to identify footwear impressions associated with a crime scene scenario. Learn to cast the impression and learn how to match and identify to what brand of shoe the impression was made from.
Forensic Evidence Collection / Preserving the Past
Collect and preserve articles of evidence associated with a crime scene. Students will be given a crime scene scenario and have to document, collect and report how the evidence is associated with the crime.
Bloodstain Patterns / Bloody Secrets
Learn how to identify different bloodstains and how they relate to the events of a crime scene. Learn the dynamics of blood in motion with hands on experimentation of creating bloodstains.
Crime Scene Investigation
Use each individual skill to process a crime scene and solve a case.
Ouachita Parish Rifle Range
357 Sheriff Richard Fewell Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Cadets are responsible for transportation to and from the academy site.
Registration forms are available on the website, www.opso.net, our Facebook page or by clicking the link below. Forms are also available at each school and on ed-line.
Download the registration form and follow the instructions. The deadline to register is June 2, 2022.
If you have any questions, contact Deputy Leha Odom at 318-376-6406.
$25.00 per cadet. Lunch and Snacks are provided.
June 16th-June 17th, 2022 (Deadline to register is June 2, 2022)
Class Starts Promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 5 p.m.
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