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Lawrence hotel plays host to crime scene investigators from across Kansas

Law enforcement personnel from the area are in Lawrence for a two-day conference put on by the International Association for Identification at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott at 1 Riverfront Plaza. Vendors including Jerry Kramper of Forensics Source were on hand to show off some of the latest technology on Tuesday.

Law enforcement personnel from the area are in Lawrence for a two-day conference put on by the International Association for Identification at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott at 1 Riverfront Plaza. Vendors including Jerry Kramper of Forensics Source were on hand to show off some of the latest technology on Tuesday.

March 24, 2009

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Officers receive training during two-day conference

Dozens of Kansas law enforcement officers are brushing up on their skills here in Lawrence. Enlarge video

Dozens of law enforcement officers are investigating a crime scene at a Lawrence hotel as part of a two-day crime conference.

Officers and forensic agents from across Kansas are learning techniques on interviewing and interrogating possible suspects, and how to collect and process evidence like bloodstain patterns, biological evidence and evidence stored on computers.

The conference aims to show participants cutting-edge products and services in the forensic field.

“Law enforcement protocols are always changing and science protocols are always changing,” said John Dietrich, president of the Kansas division of the International Association for Identification.

The conference, called The First 48, revolves around a mock crime scene at the hotel, and takes participants through a complete investigation from start to finish. Tuesday’s presenters included a representative from the Kansas attorney general’s office and Dr. Erik Mitchell, coroner for Shawnee and Douglas counties.

The annual conference, which concludes today, is at the Marriott Spring Hill Suites, 1 Riverfront Plaza.

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Original_Me 5 years ago

The donuts must be really good here in Lawrence......... ;D

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Deja Coffin 5 years ago

Man I wish I could sneak in there and check things out. Very cool.

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logrithmic 5 years ago

Hell, set up operations in the board rooms of most of the Fortune 500. There's a lot of criminal activity going on there too... especially in the banking and financial industry.

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Pudgy1 5 years ago

headquartered at Jayhawker Towers

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toe 5 years ago

CSI Lawrence. The new series.

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Pudgy1 5 years ago

I would imagine they go from place to place to place. Don't our local LEO people deserve this kind of training too?

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logrithmic 5 years ago

Shouldn't these guys be at CIA and US military sites throughout the world? Seems there's lots of criminal activity going on there. Or how bout in the situation rooms of these organizations?

May god bless...

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