The Identification Division is staffed by three civilian employees. They are responsible for the classification, searching, and filing of inked fingerprint impressions obtained from arrestees. They are all latent print examiners. This means they compare inked impressions to latent fingerprints obtained at a crime scene and determine if the same person made both fingerprints. They also testify in court as to their findings.
Identification personnel are responsible for all evidence collected by the officers. They maintain the evidence in a secure area until it is needed for court. When the evidence is no longer needed, a court order is obtained, then they dispose of the evidence. They will, also, assist with special assignments, such as highway interdiction and drug roundups.
Crime Scene Investigations:
We have two crime scene investigators. These individuals have been specially trained to analyze and investigate crime scenes for evidence. They can be called to a crime scene to take photos, collect evidence, and process the scene for possible DNA.
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