LPD Refreshes Its Crime Scene Documentation Techniques

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:17am

By Joshua Scheer

Courtesy of Joshua Scheer Lander Officer Garrett Millington, center, marked a piece of evidence while School Resource Officer Jake Conilogue, left, waited to photograph it. On the right, instructor and Crime Tech Colin Ryder observed. Courtesy of Joshua Scheer

Following training in Casper, Wyo., Lander Police Crime Techs Solin Ryder and Sean Weathers have worked with their follow officers on crime scene evidence documentation. Over the last couple weeks the officers have done class work as well, practicing documenting a fake crime scene in the department’s garage.

“This is a patrol level class,” Ryder said in a brief interview during the training yesterday.

In the garage, separate teams of officers observed a crime scene, walked through it, identified potential evidence, worked through documentation of the overall scene and took detailed and scaled photos of each piece of evidence.

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Source: County 10


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