Texas Forensic Science Academy
The Texas Forensic Science Academy emphasizes active learning through hands-on training delivered to police officers and crime scene specialists from state and local police agencies throughout Texas and the United States. Emphasis is placed on taking this training out to small and mid-sized police departments and rural sheriff’s offices in order to enhance and standardize professional police practices in traditionally underserved areas. Participants will gain valuable experience by applying many of the collection processes and procedures in simulated crime scene environments or laboratories. This experiential learning leads to increased competence and confidence. Better trained crime scene investigators will lead to greater accuracy, reduce pressure on backlogged forensic laboratories, and increase the reliability of physical evidence used at trial in criminal cases.