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CSI Explorers learn the basic principles behind analyzing crime scenes. Explorers are trained how to investigate scenes and how to collect and analyze the evidence. Additionally, Explorers learn how to use equipment in the LVMPD Crime Lab to perform tests on items found at a crime scene including fingerprints, hair, tissue, and blood samples.


During ride alongs with LVMPD Crime Scene Analysts, CSI Explorers respond to actual crime scenes throughout the Las Vegas valley and see exactly how they're processed.


CSI Explorers learn:

Evidence collection


Fingerprint processing

Crime scene reconstruction

Crime scene searching


Because there is an education requirement to become a Crime Scene Analyst, Explorers must be currently enrolled in either high school or college.

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About the Explorer Program

The LVMPD Explorer Program exposes young adults to a career in law enforcement by matching their interests in four specific areas: Crime Scene Investigation, Corrections, Dispatch, and Police. In addition to the training they receive, the LVMPD Explorer Program also aims to develop and refine qualities such as maturity, responsibility, character, civic duty, and personal fitness.


The LVMPD wants the community it serves to have pride in its police department. It is our goal to proactively police our neighborhoods to prevent crime. We are committed to building strong partnerships with the community to guide us and communicate effectively to ensure the public’s trust. Our dedication to fighting crime and improving the quality of life in Las Vegas includes maintaining the safety of the millions of visitors that Las Vegas hosts each year. - Sheriff Joseph Lombardo

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