From left: Detective Gregory Hylinski and Lieutenant Art Sylmar.
The Vienna Police Department has announced that Detective Gregory Hylinski graduated from the Virginia Forensic Science Academy on June 29, 2018. The Virginia Forensic Science Academy’s objective is to provide high-level training to qualified crime scene search officers. Law enforcement personnel learn to properly recognize, document, collect, and preserve – for laboratory examination – items of physical evidence found at crime scenes. The Virginia Forensic Science Academy graduates become familiar with the capabilities and limitations of the modern forensic laboratory in examining the spectrum of materials which can be collected as evidence in criminal cases. The nine-week course of study also provides officers with the necessary background information and practical application techniques which, coupled with the student’s previous experience, permits maximum utilization of the forensic sciences to their departments and the Criminal Justice System of the Commonwealth.