Macon – Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jimmy Culver Jr. graduated Friday from the National Forensic Academy. The highly sought-after 10-week training for crime scene technicians is held at the University of Tennessee, home of The Body Farm.
Culver put his name on the waiting list for the class three years ago, but was at risk of losing his spot in line earlier this year due to budget cuts. The District Attorney’s Office agreed to pay his way using $13,050 in funds forfeited as the result of criminal activity.
“People sometimes ask how we spend these forfeited funds. Helping Cpl. Culver attend this training is a good investment in our community’s safety,” said District Attorney David Cooke. “This valuable training will better equip Cpl. Culver to investigate crime scenes, increasing our chances of getting justice when a case goes to court.”
Culver, a 12-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, has been a crime scene technician since 2014.
As part of the training, Culver learned about the latest best practices in investigating death scenes, crime scene photography and mapping, shooting scene reconstruction, digital forensics, arson investigation, fingerprint analysis, courtroom testimony and other skills.
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