Cop Camp: Police offer CSI course for young aspiring officers

The Marblehead Police Department is running a Crime Scene Investigation course for kids in grades 5-7, August 23-25, led by Chief Dennis King and School Resource Officer Sean Sweeney. Participants will learn police techniques like fingerprinting, evidence collection and how to write an investigative report. Kids will receive a June Crime Scene Investigator certificate.

“We have the Essex County Sheriff’s Depatment K9 coming in for a demonstration on the Thursday as well,” King told the Current. The program will take place outdoors and feature a modified police recruit obstacle course. It the include “climbing over, under, dragging and probably a fine motor skill like throwing a ball through a hoop,” according to King.

Drop-off and pick-up will be at the Hamond Nature Center at the end of Everett Pain Bouldevard. The cost is $75. Anyone needing financial assistance should contact Jamie Bloch at 781-631-3350. More info at

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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