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Updated: 04/17/2014 08:00:01AM

LPPD detective completes evidence training course

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LPPD Detective Stuart Troutman

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Detective Stuart Troutman of the Lake Placid Police Department has completed an extensive 40-hour evidence collection accelerated training program presented by Sirchie at its state-of-the-art manufacturing and training complex in Youngsville, N.C.

Over the past 50 years, Sirchie has trained thousands of law enforcement professionals from around the globe, according to LPPD Chief James Fansler, offering hands-on training.

“This course, commonly known as Crime Scene Technology, covers the scientific methods of collection, identification, evaluation, and preservation of physical evidence,” Fansler said.

The course curriculum covered: locating and processing fingerprints, classification and comparison of latent prints, physiological fluids, theft detection, serial number restoration techniques, and tire, footprint and toolmark casting.

“Detective Troutman elected to take this course to learn more about the latest tools and techniques used to process crime scenes,” Fansler said, “and to learn to find as much evidence as possible at the crime scene.”