Alan Caddell is a Commander with the Santa Ana Police Department. He holds
a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Development Program.
A trainer for over 15 years, Alan has extensive experience and expertise in the area of instruction design and technology.
Alan has taught advanced PowerPoint and on-line training for POST and other law enforcement presenters and is currently teaching
a variety of programs.
Alan Caddell is the Co-author of Crime Scene Investigation. According
to the book description, “Focusing on the basics of crime scene investigation as it should be done by professionals,
this book shows how to do a perfect job; its emphasis is on proven evidence, collection, and analysis. It provides a high
level of relevant and realistic information needed to process crime scenes in today's environment. Generously illustrated
with photographs, the book clearly demonstrates techniques used by field and lab personnel to preserve, process, and analyze
a wide variety of evidence. Career profiles of working professionals in the field and actual case histories document how crime
scene investigation is successfully used to solve crimes. For professionals in a variety of forensic science fields, including
firearms examiners, fingerprint examiners, serologists, toxicologists, photographers, journalists, crime scene investigators,
and others in the field of law and law enforcement.”
According to one reader/reviewer, “As a former police reserve officer,
I spent years requesting CSI with little understanding of just what they do. This book goes well beyond lifting fingerprints
and other routine tasks that police officers are typically limited to. I now have a better awareness of the capabilities of
CSI and considerations about how to protect a scene and how CSI can be used to investigate certain crimes. I also have a greater
appreciation for CSI personnel and the difficult job they have. I liked the book and believe it would be helpful to anyone
in law enforcement.”