Welcome to Forensic Science, I am Mr. Burnett and I am very excited to facilitate my students in learning forensics—the application of science for solving crimes.

Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of property and person crimes. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the legal aspects and career options for forensic science.

Meet your teacher: I have 25 years of service at a local Police Department where I gained experience as an Investigator working crimes against persons including homicide, assaults and robbery. I hold a Masters Degree in Criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington and am an Alumni of member of the Homicide Investigators of Texas. I enjoy seeing young people get excited about the world of criminal justice and want to help them accomplish their goals.

Supplies needed for all classes

Single Subject Spiral Notebook

2 Pocket Folder

Black Ball Point Pen & Pencil


This week’s itinerary for Forensic Science:




 1. Crime Scene Analysis

 1. Ballistic Analysis

 2. Crime Scene Photography

 2. Trace Evidence - Explosives

 3. Fingerprint Analysis

 3. Blood Evidence

 4. Protection and Collection of Evidence

 4. Forensic Pathology

 5. Analyzing Trace Evidence

 5. Legal System of Evidence

 6. Death Investigation



This week’s itinerary for Law/Public Safety :



 1. American Policing Today

 1. Police Field Operation and Patrol

 2. Crime and its Consequences

 2. Community Policing

 3. Introduction to Arrest and Miranda

 3. Patrol Techniques to Solve Problems

 4. Professionalism and Ethics

 4. Cultural Diversity

 5. Tactical Communication / Use of Force

 5. Tactical Communication including UOF



Skills Taught in Law & Public Safety A & B

Felony Traffic Stops

These are skils we will  continuously work on as time permits

There are situations when an officer must pull over a known dangerous offender, or when he realizes that a traffic stop has become a serious danger to his safety. It is important for an officer to effectively perform a felony traffic stop for his safety and the safety of other officers

Felony Handcuffing

We have been continuously working on Felony Handcuffing as time permits


We have been continuously working on Handcuffing as time permits

 Basic Traffic Stops

Traffic stops are a vital part of an officer’s daily responsibilities. They are also the second leading cause of officer deaths in the line of duty. It is necessary for an officer to be able to perform a traffic stop effectively and safely

Building Search

This skill is designed to provide the law enforcement student with the basic principles concerning building search procedures during the day and in low light situations. The basic principles in this training should allow the law enforcement student to successfully handle these law enforcement incidents safely and professionally.

Active Shooter   

This skill is designed to provide the law enforcement student with the basic principles concerning active shooter procedures. The skills taught are not all inclusive, but do suggest some specific techniques that should be used, although other methods can be just as equally effective. The focus of this training is to provide principles that are flexible and adaptable for the active shooter scenarios. 

Defensive Tactics

The role of defensive tactics in law enforcement and corrections is to assist the officer in performance of arrest and restraint, and to increase the margin of safety for both the officer and the suspect. Defensive tactics charge the officer with protecting others as well as themselves. The definition of "defend" as used here is neither punitive nor passive, but instead to repel danger or harm while serving and protecting. So far we have covered

1) Geometry of blocks to protect against strikes from all angles

2) Wrist lock to protect against arm grabs

3) Gun retention

  Teamwork Labs

Police work is not conducted in a vacuam. Police officers, corrections officer, Investigators and telecommunicators work together as a team for a common goal. These indivuals can work together for years forging a trustworthy and respectful relationship. This does take time and does not occur overnight. With the teamwork labs the goal is to expose the students to this common effort of solving a problem. Team-building with your studentscan be fun, rewarding, and productive. Seeing those creative sparks as your students learnsomething important can be very exciting. 


Third Trimester itinerary for Law Enforcement I Emergency Telecommunications:

Covered Units:

EXPLORING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS - Wild Calling. Learn about the entire Emergency Communications network, the job, the complexity and the reality of the work 'from the trenches' approach.

EMERGENCY CALL TAKING - 911, What Are You Reporting. A fascinating insiders look at 911 calls and the dynamics of emergency call receiving basics and more.

POLICE COMMUNICATIONS - Badge #911. An Intriguing study of police communications systems. Sections are grouped by Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property.

ENHANCED 911 - Saving Seconds, Saving Lives. An in-depth study of the 911 system from the author of the National Emergency Number Association's 911 Puzzle Book.

FIRE COMMUNICATIONS - High Performance Team. Student book is an absorbing survey of fire communications to include ICS and Hazmat, co-authored by a Fire Lt.

STRESS MANAGEMENT - The Wellness Book 911. Practical in depth understanding of the nature and causes of stress in this workplace. Includes negativity information and staying well on shift-work. Ideas that work in this high pressure world.

EMD COMMUNICATIONS - Chain of Survival. Concepts of EMD and the history, formulation of giving pre-arrival and assessing signs and symptoms over the phone. Medic One paramedic co-authored this material.

CRISIS INTERVENTION - Making a Difference. Student book is an intense study of crisis intervention, rape, domestic violence, rape trauma and how to be an intervention expert - extracts from Crisis Clinic training modules.

LIABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY - 911 Here Comes the Judge. A quick study on concepts of the law that make sense and quiet the fears by providing definite guidelines and information on liability, the courts systems and about the law.

EMERGENCY RADIO - The Crucial Link. Common and safe methods for ensuring that the emergency radio protects and serves the responders and the citizens

This Week- Trimester Exam