The hit television programs and movies that glamorize the profession have popularized crime Scene Investigations. But the job of a CSI is far more serious and essential to solving crimes than Hollywood portrays.
The profession is one that requires discipline and hard work and now the Altadena Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles, California is gearing up to give teenagers the chance to find out what it’s like to perform the job of a real crime scene investigator.
Young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in criminal investigations will have an opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of the profession first hand from Sheriff’s deputies and CSIs this August when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Altadena Station hosts its Crime Scene Investigation Camp.
The camp will run for five days from August 4th through the 8th and is for kids ages 11 to 16 years old. The cost for each participant to attend is $75 and the camp will be held at the Davies Building at Charles S. Farnsworth Park in Altadena.
While attending the camp, teens will have an opportunity to participate in realistic crime scene scenarios and perform hands-on investigation techniques that are used by true crime scene investigators in Los Angeles County. The Sheriff’s department hopes that the camp will inspire participants to maintain an interest in a CSI career as well as give them a glimpse at what the profession is really like outside of how it is portrayed on television and in movies.
The camp will teach the teens the procedures, strategies, and techniques that are involved in the work that is performed at a real crime scene. They will have hands-on involvement in performing tasks such as questioning witnesses, examining fingerprints, and conducting polygraph examinations all while being supervised by deputies and LA County CSIs.