On September 14, Illinois State Police Director (ISP) Jonathon Monken welcomed members of the Basic Crime Scene Investigator Course during opening remarks at the ISP Training Academy. The five-week curriculum is the first forensic training course to be developed and presented exclusively by the ISP and certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board. The inaugural training is comprised of nearly 30 officers representing the Illinois State Police, local police departments, and sheriffs’ offices from across the state.
Immediately following Director Monken’s presentation, demonstrations were given in the areas of forensic science including fingerprint lifting, static footprint lifting, use of the Forensic Light Source, and blood detection techniques at a mock crime scene. The scene was complete with fingerprints and bloody shoeprints which were processed by veteran Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators.
Illinois State Police Director Monken welcomes students at the opening of the first Basic
Crime Scene Investigator Course at the ISP Training Academy on September 14, 2009.
Illinois State Police Director Monken answers a reporter’s question at the opening of the first
Basic Crime Scene Investigator Course at the ISP Training Academy on September 14, 2009.
ISP Crime Scene Investigator Andy Stambaugh stands ready to begin his presentation for
the kick-off of the Basic Crime Scene Investigator Course.
ISP Crime Scene Investigator Heather Poerio, Class Coordinator/Lead Instructor, addressing
the group regarding what they can expect to achieve from the class as Director Monken and
DFS Command look on.
ISP Crime Scene Investigator Andy Stambaugh demonstrates how to process latent prints.
Students view a mock crime scene as part of the Basic Crime Scene Investigator Course.