October 30, 2013
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This October, the CSI Academy of Florida is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during their lives. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. It is recommended that:
- If you are age 40 to 49, consult with your physician about mammograms and when and how often to get them.
- Women ages 50 to 74 need mammograms every 2 years.
Talk to your physician about your specific risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your physician can assist in the decision-making processes about when to get mammograms.
The CSI Academy of Florida is pleased to support all law enforcement efforts to get out the pink and continues to serve as a community resource for everyone.
October 29, 2013
CSI Academy Hosts District 17 Florida Police Chiefs Association
On 29 October 2013, the CSI Academy of Florida hosted, along with the Alachua Police Department, the Florida Police Chiefs Association District 17 Fall meeting. Nineteen individuals representing 8 police departments, FDLE, University of Florida Health, and Shands attended the meeting. Along with the formal business proceedings, Dean Anthony Falsetti made a special presentation on the proper use of methods and techniques on crime scenes no matter how old. Dr. Falsetti used the case of the identification of the missing Romanov children as a prime example of never giving up and how the use of modern technology be used to solve crimes. After the official matters of the meeting were covered good food and conversation was shared over barbeque.
The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) was founded in 1952 in order to serve the special needs of the states law enforcement professionals. The 4th largest state police chiefs association is composed of more than 750 law enforcement administrators and includes municipal police departments, airport police, university police as well as state and federal agencies. The FPCA provides a forum for individuals and agencies to share intelligence to stay abreast of changes that affect good practices including legislation as well as new technologies for law enforcement.
The CSI Academy of Florida is dedicated to utilizing a state of the art scientific approach to teaching the processes involved in locating, documenting, preserving and presenting evidentiary materials from crime scenes for judicial purposes.
October 22, 2013
CSI Academy Exhibits simultaneously at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference (IACP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and the Florida Division of the International Association for Identification (FDIAI, Miami, Florida)
The IACP conference brings together thousands of delegates from Federal agencies, local, state, and county municipalities, and other personnel from around the world to view the world’s largest exhibit of law enforcement products and services. This law enforcement premier event also provides training and technical workshops, as well as a forum for renowned key note speakers. The CSI Academy of Florida is proud to be a part of this exceptional forum for learning and technology for the future of law enforcement.
The CSI Academy was also an exhibitor at the FDIAI 54th annual education and training conference, which brings together forensic professionals from all over the nation, and is one of the nations largest forensic conferences. The FDIAI is the state division of the International Association for Identification, the international body which grants certifications to forensic professionals for demonstrated expertise in their respective fields.
October 22, 2013
CSI Academy to bring Forensic Expertise to Equatorial Guinea
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tony Falsetti Telephone: 386-518-6300 Date: 22 October 2013
The CSI Academy of Florida is traveling to Malabo, the capital city of Equatorial Guinea, to bring state of the art crime scene technology to select law enforcement personnel. A specifically prepared 4-week scenario based training experience in crime scene documentation, recovery and analysis of evidentiary material has been prepared for expressly selected local law enforcement officers. Three instructors from the CSI Academy will be delivering daily hands-on training at the request of the Ministry of Justice. One unique challenge posed in fulfilling this request is that the entire teaching experience, lectures and laboratory activities is to be delivered in Spanish, the official language of the country.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is centrally located in Africa, however its capitol city, Malabo is on an island just west of the continental shelf. Equatorial Guinea is a relatively new republic celebrating its independence from Spain this month (12 October 1968). The Ministry of Justice specifically requested that police begin to learn and apply modern forensic technology in order to better solve crimes and looked for an educational provider on the cutting edge with a mobile course and the ability to speak Spanish. The CSI Academy of Florida is not only highly mobile, but has staff who can speak Spanish, Portuguese and a list of similarly skilled adjunct faculty.
The CSI Academy of Florida is licensed by the Florida Department of Education and is dedicated to utilizing a state of the art scientific approach to teaching the processes involved in locating, documenting, preserving and presenting evidentiary materials from crime scenes for judicial purposes. The CSI Academy combines diverse expertise in the natural and physical sciences and advanced technology to provide an industry leading, hands-on functional education experience. Our instructional staff is composed of dynamic and interdisciplinary individuals who are focused on scientific processes as applied to legal scenarios. We are devoted to promoting the highest quality instruction to our students.
Examples of the essential skills taught in CSI Academy courses include: latent fingerprint processing, death investigation, forensic photography, bloodstain pattern analysis, human remains recovery and courtroom testimony. The scenario based learning methodology used during each training session helps to increase crime scene officer competence. Properly trained and qualified crime scene investigators lead to greater accuracy and reduced pressure on backlogged forensic labs; both results may provide increased reliability of physical evidence used during trial in criminal and civil cases.
September 27th, 2013
CSI Academy CEO Robert Rush presents “The Cost of Crime” at the Florida Association of Private Investigator’s annual conference in Orlando.
Most people are surprised to learn that crime actually costs our society more than 1.7 trillion dollars annually. The CSI Academy of Florida works to remediate this problem by improving the quality of Crime Scene Investigation throughout the law enforcement and forensic professions, by offering top quality crime scene training and crime scene investigation resources.
January 22nd, 2013
CSI Academy of Florida to Attend Florida Sheriffs Association Winter Conference 2013
The CSI Academy of Florida is happy to announce they will be exhibiting at the FSA Winter Conference at the Sandestin Golf and Beach resort in Miramar, Fl from January 27th-30th. The conference, with a focus on technical training, is a perfect fit for the CSI Academy to launch it’s first week-long Introduction to Crime Scene Processing course specifically for law enforcement personnel. The course runs from Feb 25th-March 1st. Deep discounts on upcoming training courses at CSI Academy of Florida will be available for attendees who stop by booth #600.
CSI Academy’s Director, Mike Thompson, retired Special Operations Bureau Lieutenant at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will be attending the conference and offering attendees significant discounts on CSI Academy’s upcoming 40-hour Introduction to Crime Scene Processing course which kicks off Feb 25th. Sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel who stop by booth #600 can pick up a certificate that will save them hundreds of dollars on the week long course. This discount will not be made available on the website and will be specific to FSA conference attendees.
In addition to the Introduction to Crime Scene Processing Course (40 hours), CSI Academy of Florida is also offering a 300 hour, 7 week professional course. Both courses will also be offered on an evening schedule for people who are working full time. Regular classes begin in March 2013. You can contact CSI Academy of Florida by calling 386.518.6300 or by visiting our website at www.csiacademyflorida.com.
January 8th, 2013
CSI Academy of Florida to Attend FPCA 2013 Mid-Winter Conference Expo
CSI Academy of Florida announces they will be attending the FPCA Mid-Winter Conference on January 13th-14th and honoring police chiefs with a personal invitation to attend an upcoming week long Crime Scene Investigation training course offered at a discounted rate of $700.
The Crime Scene Investigation experts from CSI Academy of Florida will be present at the Florida Police Chief Association’s Mid-Winter Conference to be held at the beautiful Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St Augustine, Fl. Police Chiefs in attendance Jan 13th-14th will have the opportunity to stop by the CSI Academy Booth # 49 and pick up an exclusive invitation to attend an upcoming one week Crime Scene Investigation course to be held in February. The invitation offers a discounted rate of $700.
CSI Academy’s Director, Mike Thompson, is excited about attending this event: “The FCPA is one of our state’s most powerful advocates for the enhancement of public safety here in Florida. They provide insights into the issues that plague the criminal justice system and they are focused on improving training for all agencies.”
The CSI Academy is a full service educational facility with a main purpose of training crime scene investigators.
“Our motto is ‘Dedicated to Finding the Truth’. We want our police chief’s to know that we are here to assist and enhance in the successful prosecution of criminals.
Information on the special FPCA Association discount can be obtained at the CSI Academy’s booth #49 at the event and is not available on the website.
You can contact CSI Academy of Florida by calling 386-518-6300 or by clicking here
December 13th, 2012
Gainesville Sun Features CSI Academy
The Gainesville Sun’s Hannah Winston recently visited CSI Academy of Florida and interviewed instructors, staff members and was able to see first hand how the academy simulates real crime scenes to provide a truly unique educational experience for it’s students.
November 12th, 2012
CSI Featured on ABC in Gainesville
CSI Academy featured ABC News TV20 in Gainesville Florida