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In Memorium of Daniel Anthony Gerard Jr.
2/14/53 - 9/26/15

It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of beloved friend and mentor Dan Gerard. As senior instructor and Retired Alachua County Detective Sergeant, Dan carried more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and forensics. He earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice at St. Leo University, specializing in crime scene training.

Prior to retirement, he served as a U.S. Army military police investigator, and was awarded two commendation medals for his service. For 11 years, he occupied a supervisory role as Forensic Unit Supervisor, and was Region 3 Forensic Response Team Leader from 2006-2013. Dan is survived by Maggie, his wife of 26 years, and his daughter Sarah.

Dan will be sorely missed by the CSI Academy family every day. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family and friends.

CSI Academy of Florida

Professional Crime Scene Training in Alachua

The CSI Academy of Florida is a comprehensive, kinesthetic learning facility for active law enforcement, crime scene investigators, graduate and undergraduate students, and military veterans. Our training will equip you with the skills you will need in the field to complete case work ranging from burglaries to multiple-scene homicides and police-involved incidents. We proudly train up students from Alachua, throughout Florida, across the nation, and even around the globe!

Taught by seasoned, world-class instructors who have extensive field experience in all aspects of investigations, our courses will provide each student with experience working scenarios based on cases completed by these professionals.

You may benefit from the following:

  • 70% of each course is dedicated to hands-on learning
  • All instructors have testified as an expert witness in their relative field
  • 28,000 square-foot facility and 7 acres dedicated to practical exercises
  • Partnership with the University of Florida Forensic Science graduate program
  • Partnership with Ron Smith and Associates, Inc. to provide latent print training
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, License #4844
  • Courses are approved by the International Association for Identification (IAI) for certification
  • Approved to accept Veteran's Administration benefits (Chap. 30 and 33)

Welcoming Beginning Students & Current Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or you are already working in law enforcement, we can provide you with the high-quality crime scene analysis education you are looking for. In order to enroll in our program, you must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma, and pass a background check.

We offer courses that are approved by the International Association for Identification (IAI).

These are courses that current crime scene investigators can use toward earning their CSI certification from IAI. Professionals can earn credit hours toward this certification through our program.

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At CSI Academy of Florida, we teach our students how to find answers in evidence left behind by criminals, as well as how to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and investigative integrity. We use our hands-on training to help ensure that our students are ready for all their future careers will demand.

Visit our online enrollment page to find out the steps to apply. Law enforcement and state employees can apply directly here.

Courses approved for IAI certification.