Criminal Justice Students Learn Investigative Techniques


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Students in the Caroline Career and Technology Center’s Criminal Justice program recently welcomed Lt. Donald Baker from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office to the classroom to discuss police detective work.

Lt. Baker, a proud graduate of CCPS, now supervises investigations, the drug task force, and student resource officers for the sheriff’s office. He spoke with students about his experiences in investigation, the use of DNA, and police body cameras. He showed the students current forensic tools, and broke down the entire process of dusting for fingerprints at a crime scene.

Lt. Baker also provided insight into the amount of time and paperwork that goes into a case, joking that, “Real investigations rarely fit into a 45 minute window with commercials.” He discussed qualities that are important to those working in the criminal justice field such as attention to detail, the ability to communicate, and the value of good character.