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MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE CITIZENS ACADEMY 2019

Spring Academy: Begins May 9th. Applications due by April 26th

Fall Academy: Begins October 3rd. Applications due by August 16th.

Please e-mail your completed application to Christopher Harris at 
cbharris@cuyahogacounty.us

 or mail to:
 
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office
c/o Christopher Harris 
11001 Cedar Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Do you have an interest in learning about forensic science? The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office Citizens Academy is a once-a-week, 8-week program designed to give Cuyahoga County residents an inside look at what goes into death investigations. 

Every Thursday, classes will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Citizens Academy is free, and enrollment is open to all qualified residents. Additionally, dinner will be provided during each week of the program. 

This program aims to give residents in inside-look into the many forensic science disciplines within the agency.

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WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?


This program is structured as a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations. The information covered will include:

  • Forensic Pathology
  • Autopsy (optional)
  • Trace Evidence
  • Investigations
  • Q&A w/ Medical Examiner
  • Toxicology  
  • Fingerprints  
  • And more!

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

  • Resident of Cuyahoga County
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must have no felony convictions
  • Must pass a background check


WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check
  • Must attend at least 6 of the 8 courses offered to qualify for graduation, so please check your schedule carefully before applying for the course. The academy is limited to 25 students.
  • This program is designed to provide an understanding of how the medical examiner’s office operates. THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT GIVE ANY MEDICAL TRAINING / AUTHORITY TO ACADEMY GRADUATES.


WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION?

Download the application