By: Pam Frey

Detective Caleb Robertson and Officer Curt Plassmeyer spent time creating an amazing lesson for the Estes Park High School STEAM class.

The class began with an introduction to crime scene investigation where kids were taught the importance of blocking off a crime scene, documenting what they see, understanding how to prevent crime scene contamination, and the importance of letting the evidence tell the story.

After learning the basics in the classroom student ventured outside to investigate a crime scene that had been set up. Students took on different roles that included police officers, detectives, photographers, coroners, and EMT’s. The students located evidence, documented the crime scene both by photography and drawings and then came up with what they believed happened. Both Detective Robertson and Officer Plassmeyer worked side by side with students to help them piece it all together.

The students in the class enjoyed getting to learn about law enforcement professions in a hands-on way. They walked away from class with a better understanding of what our law enforcement officials do and what they would need to pursue this career pathway. We are fortunate to have such an amazing and helpful police force in our town that truly cares about our community and school.

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