The Ohio Detectorists Association’s CSI
Support team will provide provide local law enforcement with assistance a needed to successfully
locate metallic items of evidence such as, but not limited to, firearms,
projectiles, and shell casings. This training will permit the investigator to
find more evidence and/or find the evidence more quickly.
All members of the Ohio Detectorists Association’s CSI Support team will have completed the “Evidence Search Training Course for Metal Detectorist”. Our CSI Support program is run by ODA member Ernie Hudson who is currently an active member of the law enforcement community.
Support program: Ernest Hudson:
currently an active member of the law enforcement community
since 1984. Ernie
is currently employed with the Indian Hill Police Department as a Patrol
officer and Crime Scene Evidence Technician.
through the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab, Dayton Ohio and Master Evidence
Technician certification through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.
has been metal detecting since 1989 and is highly proficient with metal detecting
techniques and equipment.
What do we provide?
Ohio Detectorists Association CSI Support team will come prepared with the
•One or two CSI metal detectors.
high end discriminating detectors (if it’s a
water search, the detector will be waterproof)
detecting CSI kit that includes bullet casing ID kit, Evidence flags and pin
•One to two trained ODA CSI team member to operate CSI metal detecting equipment.
Most Recent Success! Wilmington Ohio Police Department
Members of the Ohio Detectors Association agreed to come out and use their expertise and equipment to help Wilmington police search for shell casings from an Oct. 30 shooting on Hawley Avenue in the city.