Update: Zwolle Police Department Continues Forensics Training

UPDATE: Chief Daniel Thomas announced Thursday that the ZPD has now completed another round of forensic training.

“Zwolle PD Completes level 2 of DNA analysis training. We would like to express our gratitude to The North Louisiana Forensic Sciences Center for making this training possible.”

Original Story: 

On Thursday, May 6th The Zwolle Police Department announced their completion of class one of a DNA analysis training course.

The local police department, led by Daniel Thomas, attended first part of the training class at the North Louisiana Forensic Sciences Center in Shreveport this week.

Everyone from the Zwolle Police Department was in attendance and ready to learn.

The Center, located in Shreveport, opened in 2017 and has been serving as the location for all DNA testing within North Louisiana.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff was eager for the center to open in 2017 stating; “”People think that DNA is something you can get by in just a matter of minutes,” Prator said. “The truth of the matter is it takes weeks to get a DNA sample back and it’s about $600 worth of work fo r each sample. There’s a lot of work to it. This will help to streamline that some and it will help to put everything under one roof.”

Now having served the community for nearly five years, the center has served its purpose and then some.

Chief of Police for Zwolle, Daniel Thomas, said that officers will continue to be trained “in order to make them more effective in solving crimes and making our community a better and safer place”

Chief Thomas would like to thank the North Louisiana Forensic Sciences Center for hosting this class. Chief Thomas is very proud of his officers on this great accomplishment.

SOURCE: Zwolle PD


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