FREDERICK, Md.  – Over the period of three Saturdays in July, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) leadership and evidence technicians volunteered time to show and teach crime scene investigations (CSI) to more than 75 youth, grades 9-12, as part of the Envision National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) for Law and CSI.

“The FCSO always appreciates the opportunity to work with young adults and teach them about the various aspects of our profession,” said Lt. Andy Crone, FCSO Criminal Investigations Section commander. “Our partnership with Envision allowed us to provide these participants with real, hands on experiences to learn from current practitioners in the field of CSI.”

According to the Envision website, “at the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Law & CSI, youth have the opportunity to explore a career in law or forensic science, gaining hands-on experience in evidence analysis or legal proceedings.”

Additionally, the website states “In the crime scene investigation track, [youth] will attend an interactive panel with university professors and forensic scientists who will discuss the latest high-tech applications used during criminal investigations, as well as an exploration of the forensic science career paths that may shape [their] future.”

During their visit to the FCSO, these Envision participants received an instructional briefing on what the FCSO evidence technicians do and how they do it, a tour of the evidence room, and some hands-on, staged crime scene processing.

“It was very inspiring to meet so many young adults from all over the country, aspiring to careers in service to their communities,” said Crone.

To find out more about law enforcement learning opportunities for youth within Frederick County, contact Lt. Andy Crone, Cadet Unit 1218 commander, at 301-600-6041.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is a full-service law enforcement agency; an arm of the court, and a keeper of offenders. In this regard, it exists to serve the more than 250,000 citizens of Frederick County with respect, fairness, and compassion. FCSO is committed to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace and order; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees; and safekeeping of prisoners. The men, women, and officers of this office nurture public trust by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. The FCSO is located at 110 Airport Drive East, Frederick, MD, 21701. Visit for more information.

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