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Body Art/Tattoo Screening
Civil Disturbance Team
Command Post Team
Crime Prevention Unit
Mounted Patrol Unit
Police Auxilary Unit
Traffic Unit (Motors)
Forensic Service Bureau
Departments & Agencies
The Forensic Services Section operates from a specialized facility and is composed of three units:
Crime Scene Unit
The responsibilities of the Crime Scene Unit include:
24-hour availability to respond to major crime scenes,
Detailed crime scene documentation through the use of video, photographs, notes and sketches,
Evidence identification, documentation, collection and preservation,
Court testimony and presentation of evidence, photographs, sketches and visual aids in court proceedings,
The use of various chemical and physical processes to develop fingerprints on items of evidentiary value,
Obtaining still photographs from surveillance videos,
The deployment of specialized equipment and scientific methods when called upon by unique investigative needs, and
Providing training to Department members and citizen groups.
The responsibilities of the Imaging Unit include:
Management of sophisticated photo processing equipment,
Film processing and negative archival,
Processing all Department-wide requests for photographs,
Providing training of Department personnel in basic and advanced photo techniques,
The enlargement of photographs for use in court proceedings, and
Portraits of Department members.
The responsibilities of the Fingerprint Unit include:
Processing arrest records generated by Department members,
Scanning and inputting inked fingerprint cards into the statewide fingerprint system, NOVARIS / AFIS,
Evaluating latent fingerprints collected from crime scenes,
Performing comparisons between questioned and known fingerprints,
Providing training to Criminal Justice Academy recruits on the history of fingerprint identification, latent processing techniques, and how to properly collect inked fingerprints, and
Court testimony and preparation of fingerprint charts for use in court proceedings.
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