November 20, 2013 1 Comment
Our last Dinner of 2013, and we’re taking another look at one of our most popular topics: solving crimes!
This time we head out into the field a bit more with Detective Sharon Lloyd from Waterloo Regional Police Service. She’s a member of the Forensic Identification Unit, and will be presenting on the work they do and how they do it. There will even be a hands-on portion!
We’re hosting this Dinner a little earlier in the month since December gets pretty crazy for everyone. Our last forensics talk was incredibly popular, so we shall do our best to accommodate all interested Girl Geeks (and other geeks) this time around. We’ll be getting together at the Communitech Hub again, starting at 6pm as usual.
Since we’ll have a larger group this time, Google has generously agreed to let us take over their office for the evening. Thanks, Google! So when you get to the Hub, follow the signs and head upstairs to the second floor. Take the door on the right.
To get you even more excited for this one, we did let slip that our dinner this time around will be provided by the fabulous and delicious Taco Farm. Mmm… tacos…
Forensic Identification is part of the Investigative Services branch, as their work is intended to strengthen police criminal investigations. Their work can include:
- fingerprinting offenders
- attending crime scenes
- collecting and processing physical evidence
- identity investigation (fingerprints, footwear, tire tracks)
- writing reports (lots of reports)
- testifying in court
Their work may not be quite like CSI or Dexter (but that’s a good thing) and there’s plenty of pretty cool stuff to learn about.
So who is this intrepid crime fighter coming to enlighten us? Some more info about Detective Lloyd…
Detective Sharon Lloyd is a 23-year veteran of the Waterloo Regional Police Service and currently assigned to the Forensic Identification Branch. She has worked as a patrol officer, coach officer and detective in the Central, Rural and North Divisions until her transfer in 2004. As a forensic officer, she is trained in the examination of various crime scenes. This includes the collection and preservation of DNA and other physical evidence such as fingerprint, footwear and tire impressions. She was the lead investigator for a Coroner’s inquest and has testified as an expert witness in court.
She is an active member of the Canadian Identification Society (CIS) and the (IAI) International Association for Identification.
She remains dedicated to policing and to the community as a volunteer site coordinator for the annual “Ride for Dad” event for cancer.
Kids are most welcome at this event, and we’ve created a special ticket just for them. Guys are welcome, too.