2018 the 95th Session graduated from the Virginia Forensic Science Academy.
The nine (9) week academy is held by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in Richmond Va.
The Academy's objective is the training of qualified crime scene search officers. Law enforcement personnel learn to properly
recognize, collect, and preserve items of physical evidence found at crime scenes for laboratory examination. The students
become familiar with the capabilities and limitations of the modern forensic laboratory in the examination of the broad spectrum
of materials which can be collected as evidence in criminal cases.
course provides students with the necessary background information and practical application techniques which, when coupled
with the student's previous experience, permit maximum utilization of forensic science in the apprehension and prosecution
of criminals in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Forensic Science
staff and visiting instructors, who have contributed many hours to this class, were a vital part in the success of the session.
In addition, the Virginia Forensic Science Academy Alumni Association, in conjunction
with the Department of Forensic Science's Training Section, provides the graduate with many opportunities for continuing education.
The Alumni Association provides unique organizational body which fosters the advancement of forensic science and professional
crime scene investigation.