The Crime Scene Investigations Unit responds to all major scenes to accurately describe the scene and collect all items of evidentiary value. All members have received specialized training in evidence collection and processing. Evidence collected is transported to the Crime Scene Laboratory where specialized processing is performed on collected items. Latent Fingerprint evidence is processed by the Department’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and performed by certified latent print examiners. Firearms Evidence is processed by the units National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) where the evidence is entered into the National data-base by certified examiners. A supervisor and five technicians comprise the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.
The objective of the Crime Scene Investigations Unit is to collect forensic evidence that will lead to the arrest of an offender and a successful prosecution in Court.