Omaha Police Department Hosts CSI Camp

Posted at 6:57 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 20:01:20-04

OMAHA, Neb. — Kids are curious in nature.

"I've really been interested in forensic science," Student Attendee Caroline Granger said.

Today was the perfect day to take their curiosities and act on them with CSI Camp, hosted by the Omaha Police Department.

"This is an opportunity for them to spend a whole day with our forensic unit," Officer Ruben Soto said.

Students had the chance to learn about everything from crime scenes to finger prints.

"We worked on using the black powder, and collecting the finger prints, then looking at the fingerprints and trying to match them," Granger said.

The day-long camp was a chance for students to explore their interests and their career paths with some of Omaha's best.

"It does seem like an interesting career to get into," student and attendee Skylar Roy.

The camp was full of crime scene demonstrations and the students had to learn not to jump to conclusions when they saw a specific case. They had to assess the situation in front of them and make predictions based off clues.

The camp activities are something adults are looking into as well. Officer Soto says they're looking into creating an adult version of the camp as well.

And the popularity of the event only keeps growing.

"We opened up the registration and it was full in about less than 24 hours," Officer Soto said. "Very, very popular and the students are very,very interested, great questions and they're having a good time. So that's the ingredient to making it successful."

The camp is a learning opportunity and also an opportunity for students to make some new friends.