KCC Journalism Camp: Police Academy cadets can learn about processing crime scenes in KCC’s CRJU 201: Criminal Investigation class this fall

The side of a KCC Police Academy cruiser.

Editor’s note: The following profile was written by 12-year-old Union City Middle School sixth grader Gillian Gallup as part of Kellogg Community College’s Journalism and News Writing Camp, which ran July 23 through 26 on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Gallup also shot the above photo during the camp.

By Gillian Gallup

Kellogg Community College Police Academy students interested in criminal investigation will have the opportunity to learn about the topic in class this fall.

KCC’s CRJU 201: Criminal Investigation class will run from 9:40 to 11:10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 5 through Dec. 17 in room 203 of the Lane-Thomas Building on campus at 450 North Avenue in Battle Creek.

The class is required for Police Academy cadets at KCC.

“This class is primarily created for the Police Academy students,” KCC Criminal Justice secretary Jamie Roberts said. “And as they are working to complete their training as an officer they get their basics on processing a crime scene.”

Students in the class learn what to look for on crime scenes, like blood splatter, bullet casings and footprints. They also learn how to decide what crime happened, whether it was something like a homicide or stolen vehicle.

For more information about youth summer camps at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth. For more information about signing up for Fall 2018 classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration.