Junior Detectives

There was a break-in in Safety Town, luckily these Girl Scouts were on the case.

As part of a new program with the Naperville Police Department, Scouts were able to learn forensic detective skills from specialists in the field.

“We taught them about the powers of observation, looking for clues, the different types of evidence we may find at a crime scene and the value of each type of evidence,” said Elizabeth Guerrero, a Crime Scene Technician with the Naperville Police Department.

The girls started in the classroom, learning about fingerprints, UV lights and how to look for clues. They then applied their new knowledge to a simulated crime.

“It was meant to learn a little bit about forensic science, a little bit about how to be a detective and a lot about having a good time with the police department,” said Mary Browning, Crime Prevention and Community Education Specialist with the Naperville Police Department.

All of these skills are needed for the girls to earn their detective badge, and possibly to solve a crime in the future.

“Solve the crime of your brother stealing your Halloween candy,” said Emelia from Troop 51568.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.

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