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Law Enforcement Students Study Intricacies of Crime Scenes

They Learn about Procedures, Sketches, Protocol

Two students at the crime scene   Students stretch out a tape measure   students sketch at the crime scene

Gary Travers, Law Enforcement teacher at Bixhorn Tech, recently took his students through an exercise in how to properly process a crime scene and create crime scene sketches. He taught his students about the roles and responsibilities of police officers and investigators when on a scene, how to make the scene safe and secure so the investigators can take photographs and video, produce illustrations, and securely package evidence. He explained the purpose of sketches, which is to demonstrate the spatial relationship between the evidence and the place where it was found.


“Undertakings like this demonstrate to students how much the crime scene can reveal about an incident, how critical it is to preserve absolutely everything in its place, and to accurately document the details to correctly interpret the findings,” said Travers.


The Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology, referred to as the Academy, is the Career and Technical Education Program of Eastern Suffolk BOCES and has locations in Bellport, Oakdale, and Riverhead. Bixhorn Tech is located on the Bellport campus.