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Continuing Education Programs


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    Learn from the Experts

    Learn directly from law enforcement detectives and agents. Experts will share their experiences in lectures and hands on activities.

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    Learn about DNA Evidence

    Use the same tools and programs that investigators use to trace DNA evidence and interpret bloodstains.

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    Practice Fingerprinting

    Learn how law enforcement agents use fingerprinting to solve a crime and take your own fingerprint.

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    Crime Fighters

    Work in a team to use the skills you have learned to solve a crime.

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    Learn from a Real Investigator

    An experienced Investigator will show you how to draw your own crime scene diagram.

Adventures in Forensic Science

You have seen criminal investigation shows, now try your hand at sleuthing the elements of a crime scene by working with real-life crime scene investigators and law enforcement officers to help restore justice. Through hands-on opportunities and demonstrations, you will learn about latent fingerprints, bloodstain interpretation, footwear impressions, crime scene diagrams, and the collection of trace and DNA evidence. End your adventure by working on a team to investigate a mock crime scene and create your own crime scene diagram!

 

Program Dates

  • June 4 - 9 for Rising 6 - 9 grade students

    • Registration is closed.
  •  June 11 - 16 for Rising 9 - 12 grade students

    •  Registration is closed.

 

Meet Your Instructors

Kerri McClary

Kerri received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Central State University in Oklahoma.  Her law enforcement career spans over 30 years; beginning as an Identification Technician with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and culminating as a Special Agent with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  She is currently an Investigator at the Richland County Sheriff's Department. She is an adjunct faculty member in the extensive 10-week National Forensic Academy Training Program located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Ms. McClary has an extensive background as a latent print examiner, crime scene investigator and forensic photographer. She has received additional educational training and experience in forensic photography and digital imaging from the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  She is a certified crime scene analyst through the International Association for Identification. 

Don Girndt

Don has worked for South Carolina Law Enforcement Dvision and he is currently an Investigator at the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety.