Michael Hemond is a full-time police officer, in a small city with a daytime population of about 200,000 people. He has served as a patrolman, as a detective primarily tasked with processing and handling crime scenes, and is currently assigned as a detective conducting major crimes investigations. Michael has been a part of various natures of investigations, from burglary to sex crimes, to stabbings, shootings, and homicides. He has been trained as a latent fingerprint examiner, and in crime scene reconstruction. He also trains new police officers as they enter the field, and serves as a Traffic Crash Reconstructionist.
Michael began as a Correctional Officer after completing his undergraduate in Biology, and later moved into Law Enforcement as career opportunity was presented. Michael was a member of the International Association for Property and Evidence as well as the International Association for Identification. Michael has completed additional courses of study at the Henry Lee Institute at the University of New Haven as well as the Institute for Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida, among others.
Michael has worked with Champlain College since late 2006 as an Adjunct Professor, bringing his real-world experience to our courses, and encouraging open discussion on the reality of the field, as compared to the common public perception of the job, and the details it entails.
Michael lives outside of Burlington with his wife, and is an avid cook.
"Learning is best done by doing; if what you're doing is based in theory and hypothesis instead of reality and casework, what are you actually learning?"
Cooking and hiking
Fingerprint Examination and Comparison, Crime Scene Analysis, Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction