Esposito completes crime investigation course
Officer Mark Esposito, of the Jamestown Police Department recently completed more than 200 hours of training in criminal investigation during the past 26 weeks at the University of Rhode Island.
The two-part course was focused on the theory and practice of crime scene investigation, employing the modern techniques of crime scene preservation, crime scene search and the collection, preservation and transmission of physical evidence. There is an emphasis on photography, the development, lifting and classification of latent fingerprints and report writing.
In addition, officers are trained in specialized techniques of crime scene investigation including firearms, arson, sexual assault and homicide, as well as the examination of physical evidence such as firearms, bloodstains, glass and other trace evidence. Training in the use of digital photography, computer software, alternate light sources, fluorescent powders and other chemical fingerprint techniques, are also taught. These courses are offered to law enforcement officers in conjunction with the State Crime Laboratory and the Special Programs Division of the University of Rhode Island Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education.