One of Bevel, Gardner & Associates’ experts, Ross Gardner, spent last week in Huntersville, North Carolina at Central Piedmont Community College teaching a Level I Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) course. BGA supports CPCC’s forensic program, known as the American Academy of Applied Forensics (AAAF) by offering the Level I and Level II courses there once a year. The AAAF is a program started at CPCC by Dr. Lili Johnson, former Associate Dean for CPCC’s forensic program. Ross first met Dr. Johnson in 2005 when she invited him to teach at the AAAF. Lili established an amazing program in which much of student tuition required for courses like BPA were funded by grants. This allowed smaller agencies to seek out and receive advanced training. Lili passed away in December of 2014.
Lili worked for BlueLaw International and was the Academic Director at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, NM since 2012. Prior to working with BlueLaw at ILEA, Lili served as Associate Dean for Public Safety programs at Central Piedmont Community College and was responsible for instruction in initial and in-service training for public safety disciplines, as well as shared responsibilities for Criminal Justice and Fire Protection Associate Degree programs. Her law enforcement career included 15 years with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) where she was a Special Agent and an instructor and trainer for SBI Academy. She also had field experience in drug and general criminal investigations and uniformed police service. She was certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission as a General, Physical and Firearms Instructor with areas of expertise in law enforcement training included undercover investigations, drug investigations, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) and interview and interrogation. Dr. Johnson taught as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach, teaching upper-level undergraduates in law enforcement and current topics courses. She had a doctorate degree in adult education from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dale Callan continues Lili’s legacy at CPCC, constantly seeking to develop the forensics program and supporting local agencies with outstanding training at a low cost. BGA is honored to continue supporting the work that Lili began.