CSI Camp fun and successful


Children learn about law enforcement

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Health, Safety, and Security Director Tony Gregory helps Louis Afelli and Kamryn Young place a Crime Scene ribbon around a “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym. The crime scene was part of the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held last week. The 12 children attending got to learn about various aspects of law enforcement including how crime scene investigators go about collecting evidence.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Dawson Hyatt and Bryson Dameron tie a Crime Scene ribbon around a cone to help secure a “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym. They were among the 12 children taking part in the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held last week. The children attending got to learn about various aspects of law enforcement including how crime scene investigators go about collecting evidence.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Having secured the “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym, the 12 children taking part in the CSI Activity Fun Camp at USC Union last week are ready to move on to the next phase of Crime Scene Investigation. The project was part of a week of activities designed to introduce the children to the various aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Ross Dochterman places a flag next to some potential “evidence” of a “crime” in the “crime scene” next to USC Union’s Truluck Gym. He was one of 12 children taking part in USC Union’s CSI Activity Fun Camp last week. The camp involved a number of activities designed to introduce the children participating to the various aspects of law enforcement including Crime Scene Investigation.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Reaching out very carefully so as not to distribute any possible “evidence” in the “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym, Hayden Tesner plants a flag. Flags like those are used by Crime Scene Investigators to mark any possible evidence to make sure it is not damaged or destroyed so it can be collected and analyzed. Twelve children took part in the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp held last week and got to learn about investigating a crime scene and the realities of Crime Scene Investigation and other aspects of law enforcement.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Union County Clerk of Court June Miller addresses the children who visited the Union County Courthouse as part of the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp. The children were at the courthouse to learn about the criminal justice system. Miller addressed them about courtroom procedure and then the children took part in a mock trial.


Courtesy photo Union County Sheriff David Taylor addresses last week’s USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held at the Founders House. Taylor addressed the 12 children attending the camp about law enforcement and challenges law enforcement personnel face. He was accompanied by Deputy Randy Maness who brought his tracking dog “Skeeter” to the camp.


UNION — The children attending the CSI Activity Fun Camp at USC Union had fun while learning about the various aspects of law enforcement and the legal system from investigating a crime to trying a case in court.

The camp was held Monday-Friday last week at the USC Union Founders House where the 12 children enrolled were, first, introduced to Crime Scene Investigation by USC Union Coodinator of Continuing Education, Career Services, and Academic Success Bill Moore. Moore oversaw the camp with the assistance of Hailey Sherbert, a student at USC Union who is majoring in Special Education.

Over the course of the week, the students were introduced to the various aspects of the criminal justice system through a serious of presenations by law enforcement. The first of these was a presentation on the realities of Crime Scene Investigation by Sgts. Jeff Lawson and Wendy Childers of the Union County Sheriff’s Office. During the course of their presentation, Lawson and Childers showed the children how to dust for fingerprints.

As the week progressed there was a visit by Sheriff David Taylor and Deupty Randy Maness and his tracking dog “Skeeter.” The children also got to fingerprint one another and examine shell casings and learn how to dust using magnetic powder.

Not all the activities took place at the Founders House. At a field adjacent to the Truluck Gym, the children learned about how to secure a crime scene and gather evidence. They also traveled from USC Union to the Union County Courthouse where the heard a presentation by Union County Clerk of Court June Miller on courtoom procedure and took part in a mock trial.

In addition to studying CSI and the various aspect of law enforcement and the criminal justice system, the children also got to enjoy other activities and presentations including a visit from the Union Public Safety Department platform truck. USC Union Health, Safety, and Security Director Tony Gregory did a presentation on fire safety and fire extinguishers.

There was a also class engineering project where the children built a cushioning device to safetly catch an egg dropped out a window. They also got to enjoy a movie and popcorn in the USC Union auditorium; daily playing of Summer Camp Jeopardy with prizes awarded following the final Jeopardy game on Friday; and hide and go seek in the Main Building.

Moore said Monday that the children all had a good time and, more importantly, learned about the subjects presented to them.

“It was a great camp,” Moore said. “We crammed a lot of learning into a week. Every day we had fun and the kids seemed to retain a lot of the information.”

Moore said that the emphasis on CSI and the various aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system was designed to help the children better understand the realities of those subjects.

“We tried to put a positive aspect with their relationship with law enforcement and the challenges law enforcement encounters,” Moore said. “That was also the goal of Sheriff Taylor in his presentation, to establish a respectful relationship between them and law enforcement when they are young.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Health, Safety, and Security Director Tony Gregory helps Louis Afelli and Kamryn Young place a Crime Scene ribbon around a “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym. The crime scene was part of the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held last week. The 12 children attending got to learn about various aspects of law enforcement including how crime scene investigators go about collecting evidence.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0004b-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Health, Safety, and Security Director Tony Gregory helps Louis Afelli and Kamryn Young place a Crime Scene ribbon around a “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym. The crime scene was part of the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held last week. The 12 children attending got to learn about various aspects of law enforcement including how crime scene investigators go about collecting evidence.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Dawson Hyatt and Bryson Dameron tie a Crime Scene ribbon around a cone to help secure a “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym. They were among the 12 children taking part in the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held last week. The children attending got to learn about various aspects of law enforcement including how crime scene investigators go about collecting evidence.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0005-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Dawson Hyatt and Bryson Dameron tie a Crime Scene ribbon around a cone to help secure a “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym. They were among the 12 children taking part in the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held last week. The children attending got to learn about various aspects of law enforcement including how crime scene investigators go about collecting evidence.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Having secured the “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym, the 12 children taking part in the CSI Activity Fun Camp at USC Union last week are ready to move on to the next phase of Crime Scene Investigation. The project was part of a week of activities designed to introduce the children to the various aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0008-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Having secured the “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym, the 12 children taking part in the CSI Activity Fun Camp at USC Union last week are ready to move on to the next phase of Crime Scene Investigation. The project was part of a week of activities designed to introduce the children to the various aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Ross Dochterman places a flag next to some potential “evidence” of a “crime” in the “crime scene” next to USC Union’s Truluck Gym. He was one of 12 children taking part in USC Union’s CSI Activity Fun Camp last week. The camp involved a number of activities designed to introduce the children participating to the various aspects of law enforcement including Crime Scene Investigation.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0009-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Ross Dochterman places a flag next to some potential “evidence” of a “crime” in the “crime scene” next to USC Union’s Truluck Gym. He was one of 12 children taking part in USC Union’s CSI Activity Fun Camp last week. The camp involved a number of activities designed to introduce the children participating to the various aspects of law enforcement including Crime Scene Investigation.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Reaching out very carefully so as not to distribute any possible “evidence” in the “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym, Hayden Tesner plants a flag. Flags like those are used by Crime Scene Investigators to mark any possible evidence to make sure it is not damaged or destroyed so it can be collected and analyzed. Twelve children took part in the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp held last week and got to learn about investigating a crime scene and the realities of Crime Scene Investigation and other aspects of law enforcement.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0010-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Reaching out very carefully so as not to distribute any possible “evidence” in the “crime scene” next to Truluck Gym, Hayden Tesner plants a flag. Flags like those are used by Crime Scene Investigators to mark any possible evidence to make sure it is not damaged or destroyed so it can be collected and analyzed. Twelve children took part in the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp held last week and got to learn about investigating a crime scene and the realities of Crime Scene Investigation and other aspects of law enforcement.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Union County Clerk of Court June Miller addresses the children who visited the Union County Courthouse as part of the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp. The children were at the courthouse to learn about the criminal justice system. Miller addressed them about courtroom procedure and then the children took part in a mock trial.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0001-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Union County Clerk of Court June Miller addresses the children who visited the Union County Courthouse as part of the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp. The children were at the courthouse to learn about the criminal justice system. Miller addressed them about courtroom procedure and then the children took part in a mock trial.

Courtesy photo Union County Sheriff David Taylor addresses last week’s USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held at the Founders House. Taylor addressed the 12 children attending the camp about law enforcement and challenges law enforcement personnel face. He was accompanied by Deputy Randy Maness who brought his tracking dog “Skeeter” to the camp.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_thumbnail_DSC01024-1.jpgCourtesy photo Union County Sheriff David Taylor addresses last week’s USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp which was held at the Founders House. Taylor addressed the 12 children attending the camp about law enforcement and challenges law enforcement personnel face. He was accompanied by Deputy Randy Maness who brought his tracking dog “Skeeter” to the camp.
Children learn about law enforcement

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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