Erik Koester from the State Police Crime Lab
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Crime Scene Investigator, Erik Koester from
the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab in Danvers will deliver the real
world picture of Crime Scene Investigations. Erik Koester is a Crime Scene
Analyst who supervises a team of crime scene responding forensic scientists.
He oversees the three most violent counties in Massachusetts: Essex, Middlesex
and Suffolk. As a Crime Scene Analyst, he conducts chemical, physical
and biological laboratory methods at crime scenes. He acts as a liaison
between the Crime Laboratory, the District Attorney's Office and various
state and federal investigators. Erik provides technical advice to investigators
and confers with investigators regarding facts and suspicions pertaining
to cases to determine the types of examinations to be performed.
Using a power point presentation Erik will demonstrate how the Massachusetts
State Police Crime Laboratory functions and how the different units within
the laboratory process a crime scene. He'll discuss the different tools
and methodologies that the crime lab utilizes and will compare the television
CSI to "real life" crime scene investigations. He will bring
along some "hands-on" tools such as: an alternate light source,
gunshot residue collection kits and chemical screening tests.
A ONE BOOK CHELMSFORD program