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Introduction to CSI

The purpose of this unique course is to introduce the public to the field of Crime Scene Investigation.

Information for current applicants:

The application Process for the Introduction to CSI class is now closed. Please check back for information about future classes.

The staff of the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center would like to thank the citizens of Albuquerque for their interest in this program.

Individuals selected will be contacted either by telephone or email during the week of June 29, 2013. Those not selected will be contacted by email the same week.

Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation:

Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque are pleased to announce the creation of an exciting course offered to the community entitled "Introduction to APD CSI."

The purpose of this unique course is to introduce the public to the field of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). The course is intended to stimulate the minds of individuals interested in this field as a career, as well as introduce the general public to the exceptional capabilities of the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center.

This course will provide the attendee with a comprehensive overview and hands on application to many of the forensic disciplines used in crime scene investigations.

Sworn law enforcement criminalists as well as forensic scientists from the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center will facilitate the course.

This is the only known course offered in the country that is specific to CSI and designed for the general public. Unlike a Citizens Police Academy this course is devoted to CSI alone. The course will consist of lecture as well as practical application exercises.

The course is 10 weeks long and meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The course is taught at the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center located at 5350 Second Street NW. The next class starts on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

The on-line application will be available from May 1, 2013, through May 31, 2013.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for 25 community members interested in the field of CSI.  This course would be an excellent prelude for individuals considering a career in the APD or forensic science.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Submit to background check
  • Minimum age 18
  • Good physical health
  • Willing to participate in all discussions and exercises
  • Subject to mature graphics and language
  • Attendee must provide their own camera (35mm or digital)

Application Process:


    Please submit comments or questions to John Krebsbach, Crime Lab Director, at [email protected].

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