College of Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Real Talk with CJ: Jim McNutt

Tuesday Mar 9, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Jim McNutt is a Senior Fingerprint Specialist for the Southwest Regional Science Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He holds a Bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University and is certified as a Latent Print Examiner and Senior Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification (IAI). He has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement and forensic investigation and identification.

Prior to working for CBP Jim worked for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department in Wichita, Kansas. Starting as detention deputy, he worked his way up as a patrolman, detective, and forensic investigator. He worked many routine cases and several high profile cases, including a capital murder case and one case involving the BTK serial killer from Wichita. During this time, he began training recruits and other law enforcement professionals in the areas of crime scene security, evidence collection, photography, latent print processing, and basic crime scene investigation. Jim left the Sheriff’s Department in 2004 and, before starting with CBP, taught latent print examination and crime scene investigation in Kosovo. Jim also co-developed the “Train the Trainer” program for the Kosovo National Police. He has also taught at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. He has lectured at the IAI Educational Conference and Sam Houston State University. With CBP, he continues to perform forensic analysis, process crime scenes, and train law enforcement personnel on a variety of topics in forensics.


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