About Our School
CSI Academy of Florida: Offering Forensic Training
CSI Academy of Florida, we offer our students high-quality education and hands-on training in
forensic science and crime scene investigation. We welcome individuals
who are just starting their journeys into CSI and forensic science careers,
as well as current law enforcement professionals who want to continue
their education and certifications.
Students who complete our program learn everything from crime scene analysis
procedures to the process for providing effective courtroom testimony. We are
licensed by the Commission for Independent Education #4844. Our campus is located in Alachua, Florida, which is north of Gainesville
and about two hours away from Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
At CSI Academy of Florida, we have:
- A 28,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility
- 7 acres of land that are used for hands-on forensic science training
- Training exercises that are based on real cases from the past
- Experienced faculty members with up-to-date professional licenses and certifications
- Courses approved for International Association for Identification certification
About Our Founders
Our school was founded in 2012 by
Danny Pascucci and
Danny was one of the most prominent and influential investigators in North
Florida. He died of cancer the same year that he founded the academy.
Mr. Pascucci was highly respected in the law enforcement community. He
was known for his success in cracking criminal cases, as well as for his
ability to draw out crucial information from defendants.
Mr. Pascucci has worked on numerous high-profile cases, including the
"Gainesville Student Murders" case. The investigative work in this case resulted in the arrest and conviction
of Danny Rolling, a serial killer who was responsible for the murder of
5 people in 1990.
During his career, Mr. Pascucci served as the Alachua County Sheriff's
Office's head of forensics. In this role, he spearheaded the use of
CSI technology. After retiring in 1997, he continued to work as a private
investigator. One highlight of his career was being hired by the U.S.
Justice Department to perform investigative work for missions that took
place in Iraq and former Yugoslavia. Evidence that he collected was used
in the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević at The Hague – a
case involving charges of crimes against humanity in Kosovo.
At CSI Academy of Florida, we strive to carry on the legacy of Mr. Pascucci
by teaching others how to uphold the same standards of excellence within
the investigative field
Our other founder, Robert Rush has been an attorney since 1985 and is a
certified expert in both civil & criminal trial law by the Florida
Bar. Attorney Rush has handled countless complex cases, including first-degree
murder, appeals, and multi-million dollar civil cases.
Robert has had extensive influence in the Florida legal community, including
serving as the
Governor for the Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Florida Bar’s Executive Committee.
He is currently running his own law practice, which employs several lawyers
who take on personal injury, criminal law, municipal law, commercial litigation,
and civil trial law.
Meet Our Managing Partners
Robert Rush, Tom Sperring and Phyllis Sperring
Our two managing partners, in addition to Mr. Rush, are Mr. Tom R. Sperring,
Sr. and his wife Phyllis. The Sperrings are true business people. In 1972
Mr. Sperring founded C&S Building Maintenance Corporation. He was
working as a nursery inspector for the State of Florida when he founded
the small corporation to supplement his family’s income. Thirty
four years later this small family corporation had grown into a very successful
business that employed over 500 people. This was done under the leadership
of Mr. Sperring, the chairman of the board and CEO and his wife Phyllis,
who served as president and chief financial officer.
Some of C&S’s major clients:
- The operation of 72 movable bridges (draw bridges) for the Florida Department
- Furnishing janitorial services for all the municipal buildings in Duval
County/City of Jacksonville,
- Operating 29 rest areas for the State of Florida.
- Managed the locks and dams in the State of Florida for the North and South
Florida Water Management Districts.
The Sperrings sold their business but continued their entrepreneurial endeavors.
They understand the complexity of business, for this reason the Sperrings
chose to become managing partners for the CSI Academy of Florida.
To learn more about CSI Academy of Florida,
call our office
at (888) 518-2832!