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Do you have to be a police officer to become a forensic scientist? / ¿Necesitas ser policía para llegar a ser científico forense? / 你必须是一名警察,成为一名法医科学家?

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Alhambra Source and the Alhambra Police Department have launched an initiative to engage more minority residents in the community. As part of this new project, we re-launched our "Ask an Alhambra cop" column with Chief Mark Yokoyama. Got a question? Send it to [email protected]!

I'm an international student in forensic science. After graduation, do I have to become a police officer before a forensic scientist?

If you want to become a crime scene investigator or forensic scientist, you do not need to be a police officer first. These are two different professions.

To become a forensic scientist, there are college courses and advanced training you can take at colleges and universities. After obtaining training, you can seek employment at various police agencies that employ forensic science professionals and provide additional training on the job.

Check out our other “Ask a Cop” stories:Alhambra's biggest policing issueWhat should I do when I’m pulled over by the police?What should you do when you have an accident?What should I do if I find a bike?Who is responsible if a driver hits a pedestrian outside of a crosswalk?Is it illegal to only have one license plate?Do you always have to yield to an emergency vehicle?When should you call 911?Why is graffiti illegal in the U.S.?What happens when an international tourist is caught illegally crossing the street?

Alhambra Source y la Policía de Alhambra están empezando una iniciativa para involucrar a más residentes de la minoría en la comunidad. Como parte de este nuevo proyecto, estamos relanzando nuestro "Pregunte a un cop Alhambra" columna con el Jefe de Policía Mark Yokoyama. ¿Tienes una pregunta? Enviar por debajo o enviarlo a [email protected]!

Soy estudiante internacional de ciencia forense.  ¿Después de recibirme, necesito hacerme policía antes de ser científico forense?

Si quieres ser “investigador de escenas criminales” o científico forense, no necesitas primero ser policía.  Estas son dos profesiones diferentes.

Para llegar a ser científico forense, hay cursos y entrenamiento avanzado que puedes tomar en los colegios e universidades. Después de obtener tu entrenamiento puedes buscar empleo en varias agencias policiales las cuales emplean profesionales en ciencia forense y proveen entrenamiento adicional durante el empleo.

Ve nuestros otros artículos sobre “Pregunta a un Policía”:El mayor problema policial en Alhambra¿Qué debo hacer cuando me para la policía? ¿Qué es lo que hay que hacer si se ve involucrado en un accidente?¿Qué debo hacer si encuentro una bicicleta?¿Quién es responsable si un chofer atropella a un peatón fuera del crucero de peatones?¿Es ilegal tener solo una placa en su vehículo?¿Es necesario siempre hacerse a un lado cuando se aproxima un vehículo de emergencia?¿Cuándo se debe llamar 911?¿Porque es ilegal el grafiti en los E.U.?¿Qué pasa cuando se detiene a un turista cruzando la calle ilegalmente?

阿市新闻和阿市警察局将合作来更好的为社区的少数族裔居民服务。做为新项目的一部分,我们将启动一个“咨询阿市警察”专栏,由警察局长Mark Yokoyama 来回答你的问题。请将你的问题发至:[email protected]。 谢谢 或在下面提交。

我是一名学习法医学的国际留学生, 如果毕业后我致力于本专业,是否意味着我同时成为警察呢?


请查阅我们其他的“问警察”的系列文章:最大的問題在阿罕布拉警方当被警察拦下后我该怎么做?當發生交通事故的時候人們應該怎麼做?如果我发现一辆自行车,该怎么办? 如果过马路的时候,行人在没有遵守红绿灯或人行道的情况下被撞,这将是谁的责任?车上只挂一个车牌是非法的吗?你是否总需要为紧急车辆靠边停车?你什麼時候應該撥打911?为什么涂鸦在美国是非法的?警察会如何处理违规过马路的游客?

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2 thoughts on “Do you have to be a police officer to become a forensic scientist? / ¿Necesitas ser policía para llegar a ser científico forense? / 你必须是一名警察,成为一名法医科学家?”

  1. Linda Trevillian

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.) has one of the finest forensic science programs in the country, a Master of Science degree in Criminalistics, housed within the College of Health and Human Services. The new Davis-Hershberg Regional Crime Lab, which houses most of the labs for the LAPD and La Sheriffs’ Department, is located on the campus; the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics also has its offices and classrooms in that building. The foundation for this master’s degree program is a bachelor’s degree with a major in either Chemistry or Biology.

  2. A better translation of the title is 你必须是警察才能成为法医科学家?And the 中國的 link under the date should read 中文. And the Chinese translation of the content “我是一名学习法医学的国际留学生, 如果毕业后我致力于本专业,是否意味着我同时成为警察呢?” means “I’m an international student in forensic science. If after graduation I work in this profession, does that mean I would also become a police officer at the same time?” So, it is not quite the same as the English original.