Altadena sheriff’s deputies hosting youth CSI camp this summer


ALTADENA — Young people with an interest in law enforcement are invited to learn about the field from deputies this summer as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Altadena Station hosts a kids’ Crime Scene Investigation Camp.
The 5-day day camp for kids 11 to 14 years of age is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 9 through June 13 in the Davies Building at Charles S. Farnsworth Park, 568 Mt. Curve Ave. in Altadena, organizers said. The cost is $75.
“Participants will have an opportunity to have hands-on involvement in a realistic crime scene investigation that might surprise them on how different it might be from the television shows,” Capt. John Benedict said. “We also hope the exposure might develop an interest in our teen Explorer program or a career in law enforcement.”
Campers will learn investigative procedures and strategies at a simulated crime scene, officials said. They will examine fingerprints, question witnesses and work with polygraph tests under the supervision of station deputies.
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials will teach campers about evidence and obtaining arrest warrants, Benedict said, and they will ultimately arrest and book their “suspect” on the final day of camp.
Spots are limited and filling up fast, Benedict said. “Many parents have already requested that we do a second camp session due to vacations , and we will offer one later this summer if there is continued interest.”
For more information, contact Deputy Scott Rule during regular business hours at (626) 798-1131, or email

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