Bob Lucas, a crime scene technician with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department recently attended a three day conference in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Lucas is a member of the INIAI (Indiana chapter of International Association for Identification). The annual event offers training in the forensic field of crime scene investigation, which includes new techniques for field use, as well as the four Indiana State Police laboratories.
Topics covered included case studies involving officers killed in the line of duty, shoe and tire castings, lifting prints from the deceased, court room testifying and locating evidence under water.
This training is credited towards the required in-service hours for officers who are certified through the State of Indiana and the Indiana law Enforcement Academy / Crime scene Investigation.
This year’s field training was conducted by the Dearborn County Swift Water Rescue Team and the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department. The exercises included certified divers locating a training dummy, a weapon, and their use of various types of equipment. This was the 23rd year for the INIAI to sponsor a conference.