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Media Advisory: OSP Forensic Services Division - "Bringing Myths into Reality"
Media Advisory - "Oregon State Police Forensics Services: Bringing Myths into Reality"
An excellent opportunity for new reporters and those who cover public safety stories is being presented by the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division and the State Medical Examiner's Office.
During this first ‘orientation' for area media representatives, forensic and medical examiner (ME) staff will talk about the structure of the forensic laboratory and ME office to help better understand what our forensic scientists and MEs do, including the different areas of science employed and the diverse applications of technology using real-world casework examples.
Forensic Scientist Kori Barnum will also reveal in a presentation the top ten myths about forensic science as perpetuated by popular TV shows. Barnum will contrast each myth with the reality of forensics as seen through the eyes and work of Oregon State Police Forensic Scientists.
Following the presentation, crime lab personnel will be available to give tours and answer questions.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Oregon State Police Portland Metro Lab Laboratory
13309 SE 84th Avenue, Suite 200
Training Room (Entrance is on north side of building)
Clackamas, OR 97015
(Note: Parking is available along street in front of building. Parking spaces in small front parking lot need to be available for crime lab / medical examiner customers.)
Seating is limited. Any media representative interested in attending is asked to respond before November 7th by contacting:
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Email: gregg.hastings@state.or.us