This past Tuesday our Forensic Science class had an up-close opportunity to learn from Bullard Police Officers and their canine partner.

Detective Hill and Patrol Officer Hays, along with their canine partner, demonstrated a practice drug search of a vehicle and allowed students the opportunity to see forensic knowledge at work.

They also took time to answer questions and talk through their field experiences, giving students the chance to connect what they’re learning in class to the field of forensics. Crime scene investigation was also discussed and each student had the opportunity to ask questions about how to approach and process a crime scene.

As we prepare our students for life after Brook Hill, one of our deepest desires is that they would use their gifts, knowledge, and skill set to serve their community. Having the opportunity to welcome professionals onto campus who are doing that is just one way of encouraging our students to think about their future.

These men provided a real-life perspective and further context for our “book knowledge” of forensics which is something that we’re so grateful for because it allows our students to see the application of what they are learning in class. For those who are considering careers in forensic science and law enforcement, this connection also provides both encouragement and the opportunity to professionally network beyond their immediate knowledge of these fields.

Such a big thank you to Detective Hill and Patrol Officer Hays for sharing their time and expertise with us!