Area youth complete criminal justice academy at Holyoke Community College

A weeklong criminal justice academy at Holyoke Community College, “Cops, Crime Scenes and Cold Cases,” allowed youths 14-17 years old to explore careers in forensics, crime scene investigation and related law enforcement fields. On Friday, the academy hosted a field day, which included a bomb squad from the federal Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, K-9 Officer Joe Brunelle of the Chicopee Police Department and a lecture by Dr. Robert Welton, a Hampden County medical examiner. Poor flying conditions prevented members of the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing from landing at HCC.

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