2020 the 100th Session of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy graduated.
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.
The 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.