Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—The Criminal Justice Association at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host a crime scene investigator at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Room 103 of the College of Business. The presentation is free and open to the public. ENMU is offering a new forensic science major this fall.
Detective Steve Halvorson from the Roswell Police Department will talk about criminal investigations. He has 22 years of law enforcement experience, two years of private investigation experience, five years as a DARE teacher, and 16 years as a law enforcement instructor.
Halvorson teaches forensic classes hosted by the Roswell Police Department for New Mexico certified officers, forensic classes for the International Law Enforcement Academy, crime scene classes for the criminal justice department at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, basic crime scene and crime prevention classes for the citizens' police academy in Roswell and several private volunteer organizations.
He is a recognized expert in the New Mexico District Court for fingerprint identification and for tire and footwear impressions. Halvorson is also trained in blood spatter, bullet trajectory, serial number restoration, crime scene photography and video.
He assists several agencies in southeast New Mexico with fingerprint identification and comparison on a regular basis, including Chaves County Sheriff's Office, Eddy County Sheriff's Office, Portales Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Lea County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Artesia Police Department, Lovington Police Department, Hobbs Police Department, Alamogordo Police Department, Otero County Sheriff's Office, and the local FBI and ATF offices.
Halvorson has investigated over 100 homicide scenes and countless violent crime scenes.
For more information, call Dr. Melissa Blevins, ENMU professor of criminal justice, at 505.562.2232.