Recovering fingerprints from human skin was all but unheard of when I started working in the late 1980’s, however, recent attempts have found that obtaining viable fingerprints in real world situations shows some success, albeit extremely limited. Victims of homicide are often touched or moved by their killers; knowing this, but being powerless to obtain […]Read More Recovering fingerprints from human skin in real world situations shows some success, albeit extremely limited.
St. Petersburg, Florida police administrators have decided that armed police officers will no longer respond to non-violent non-emergency calls, and non-violent 911 calls. To fill that void, they are creating what they call the Community Assistance Liaison division, which they described as “a social service agency.” The administration believes that unarmed, Community Assistance Liaison Team […]Read More St. Petersburg police will no longer respond to “non violent” calls.
A major crime scene investigation may start the same way in every case, that is by first on-scene officers doing a preliminary search of the scene for victims and suspects, then protecting evidence until it can be properly documented and collected, however every scene is unique unto itself. Think of a thousand different scenarios; that’s […]Read More What are the basics of a Crime Scene Investigation
Officer Cedric Davis, Longview PD died of cancer June 19, 2020Read More Longview, Texas loses a true public servant to cancer.
Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman were murdered 25 years ago today, in front of her Los Angeles home. At about midnight on June 13th, a passerby phoned police, reporting a body on some steps leading to a home – upon arrival, officers found Nicole dead on the steps of her walkway, and […]Read More Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered this date, 25 years ago, 1984.
New research out of the University of Alberta – Canada, finds that dogs can detect gasoline in quantities as small as one billionth of a teaspoon. Canines have been used in arson investigations for about 30 years, beginning when the US ATF partnered up with the Connecticut State Police in 1986 to train an accelerant […]Read More Arson Investigation Dogs Can Detect Traces of Gasoline Down to 1 Billionth of a Teaspoon