Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) work alongside our patrol officers and detectives to investigate and process crime scenes for evidence. Crime Scene Investigators are trained in current scientific techniques and methods utilized in the identification, preservation, documentation, collection, and processing of evidence.
Some of CSI’s duties include, but are not limited to, locating, evaluating, and collecting latent and patent fingerprints, and photographing injuries of victims and suspects. The CSI unit processes all types of crime scenes including major assaults and homicides. This involves photographing, collecting and packaging items of evidence for processing and later use in a court of law. CSI works meticulously to detail evidence to gather the facts and assist in solving crimes.
The unit is also responsible for training department personnel in basic techniques of latent fingerprint collection and DNA collection.