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    Last edited by AHS; 08-27-2005, 11:31 PM.

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    My Dept has Crime Scene Investigators who are responsible for

    My interests are in: Firearms/Toolmarks, Print Examination, Medicolegal Investigation, Jurisprudence Specialist, and Crime Scene Tech.
    The show CSI is all "Hollywood." They collect evidence at crime scenes, but have zero police powers and do not investigate the crimes. I'm sure any agency of size have something similar. Your past drug use may prevent you from working with us, but who knows? Contact one of our Recruiters...

    http://www.lvmpd.com/

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lvm...1&ViewOnly=Yes

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lvm...1&ViewOnly=Yes

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        All of our techs start as street cops and then apply for tech 1 when there is an opening. After you get tech 1 you go to some schools and then move up through the ranks of techs while still working the street. Eventually you may get lucky and get a spot in the forensic academy (state school). If you are really lucky you may get the forensic investigator position (only one in the dept.)

        As far as some of the more technical lab type things they are mostly conducted (in VA) through the Division of Forensic Science. If you are interested in medicolegal investigation you may want to keep going in school and look at law school and or med school. ATF has some openings for firearms examiners, etc from time to time ATF Jobs .

        Check around and look into some larger departments that have their own labs or federal. Or contact some of the state forensic science divisions. Our department's forensics division has a great reputation and has been recognized nationally, but as I said you gotta start as a grunt.

        Good luck.

        -web
        "there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway

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        • #5
          An evidence tech in my area mainly is in charge of the property room. In a few cases they might take evidence from the scene to the property room. They have no police powers. Patrol officers or detectives are the ones that collect the evidence and investigate the crime. In my area trying a drug 7 times would DQ you, but that might not be the case in other states. Good luck to you.

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          • #6
            So after all those years of college you will spend your life as an underpaid lab tech ? When with a different degree if CJ Industry as you say didn't pan out you would have a degree where you could possibly make some real money.

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              • #8
                Seeking advice

                Law enforcement is a profession, not an industry. There is a difference. While your educational credentials are impressive, your admitted drug use would be a major issue with many departments. In defense of Bodie, he's just telling you like it is. All of us on this forum believe people want honest answers, and that's what we try to give. In the final analysis, it's your decision to make, and that said, I would encourage you to apply.

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                  Thank you

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                    I'd be a street cop for a few years, and then become a prosecutor if you didn't want to be a defense attorney. That way you have a working knowledge of what "we" do everyday, and that in turn would help you as a prosecutor.

                    I personally wish everybody who went to law school either prosecution or defense had to be a cop first. Then maybe our court systems would run easier!!! (but that's just my opinion )

                    Good Luck!
                    ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS, DON'T BLAME OTHERS!!!

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