After donating $30,000 to several local police departments for crime scene management training, best-selling author Patricia Cornwell will visit the Cambridge Police Department Tuesday.
Cornwell is the author of the Scarpetta crime novel series, including “The Bone Bed” which was released last month and is set in Cambridge. She will be at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas will be thanking Cornwell for her donation for crime scene management training that will be used by the Cambridge, Harvard, MIT and Everett police departments. Instructors from the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tenn., will be at the Cambridge Police Department this week to lead the training.
Cornwell is the former director of applied forensic science at the National Forensic Academy. She has written more than 20 number one New York Times bestsellers.