(Left to Right) UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center Executive Director Don Green; Detective Sergeant Mike Taylor, Dr. William M. Bass
Detective Sergeant Mike Taylor with the Murfreesboro Police Department has completed the National Forensic Academy's course. This is an intensive training program, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, designed to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies in evidence identification, collection, and preservation.
During the 10-week program, Sergeant Taylor participated in classroom instruction, laboratory activities, and field practicums in courses designed to improve a crime scene investigator’s ability to process and recover evidence found at crime scenes.
Taylor participated in over 400 hours of training on related topics including: Bloodstain pattern analysis; Bombs, booby traps and threats at crime scenes; Crime scene management; DNA; Firearms and tool mark identification; Footwear and tire impressions; Forensic fire investigation; Latent fingerprint processing; Trace evidence recovery; Manners of death; Wound pattern interpretation; Crime scene photography, Biosaftey, Auto sketch computer drawing, Forensic Anthropology, Time since Death, Exhuming human remains, Post blast Investigation, Bone scatter interpretation; and Forensic Entomology, Ondontology, and Osteology.
Murfreesboro Police Detective Sergeant Mike Taylor is now trained to better serve our community in the war against crime.