A Northern Michigan University criminal justice class, "investigative process," will conduct a mock crime scene exercise in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from about 1:15-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the USCG station, 294 N Lakeshore Blvd. in Marquette. Media are welcome to cover this event.
Working in teams, the students will confront three different crime scenes involving boats while also learning about the unique law enforcement role of the USCG in this area. Many are familiar with the its rescue mission and capabilities, but relatively few are aware of the federal law enforcement role the USCG plays.
Students must interview a victim or witness and then search, record, process and collect evidence on board three boats provided by local members of the USCG Auxiliary.
This exercise is coordinated by BM3 Gerard J. Gagnon, USCG Station (226-3312) and Bob Hanson, NMU criminal justice professor (227-1783 /227-2660).