Another functional area that has changed Law Enforcement dramatically has been in the area of Crime Scene Investigations. We have a full time Evidence Technician that has received highly specialized training and equipment unique to this position.
The Evidence Technician is responsible for the forensic investigation of all major crime scenes. Some of those responsibilities include:
Analysis and submission of evidence to a forensic lab
Collection and documentation of evidence
Crime scene photography
Crime scene preservation and management
This program has been developed further to include 5 patrol officers who assist in this role. They have all completed a 40-hour basic Crime Scene Investigator's course.