Future Forensics Investigators Learn from Experts

Long Beach High School’s College Criminalistics students have been hearing about the experiences of Long Beach Police Department members as they learn about solving crimes. On March 28, Detective Stefan Chernaski visited Mr. Tim Cabasino’s class and led a presentation about forensic investigation and ballistic evidence. 

Detective Chernaski described what police officers look for, what makes someone a suspect, reasonable suspicion and probable cause. He also stressed the importance of firearm safety and explained how police officers identify a crime weapon. 

College Criminalistics introduces students to techniques used with crime scene data. Students are learning about the processing of evidence and the role of forensic science in trial proceedings. They have the opportunity to earn credits through Molloy College.