Central Carolina Technical College’s CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff’s Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
This event will showcase CCTC’s innovative Criminal Justice program and promote the partnerships we have with NCIS and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department.
Role players have been arranged to create a more realistic situation and help establish a “hot zone” for the crime. Media is encouraged to participate by asking the “CSIs” questions while they are investigating. Students will be expected to respond to the media while preforming required tasks.
Approximately half of the students participating in this exam are Kershaw County residents, according to CCTC.