When responding to multiple car accidents, hit and runs, fatalities, and high speed chases, officers can benefit by calling in Crime Scene Officers to assist with the investigation.
Preserving and maintaining evidence collected at a scene is crucial. The key is understanding evidence and understanding the proper way to package it.
In this column, I’ll discuss how to customize a basic checklist to make it work for specific types of scenes.
For the CSO, a good checklist will help keep you on track. While you’ll have to spend some time up front creating the checklist, it will save you time in the long run.
Some of the most challenging scenes to process involve suspected arson. Such scenes call for the special expertise of an arson investigator.
Collecting impression evidence is definitely worth the effort—once you do so, you have duplicate evidence that can help make your case.
In this column, we’ll look at some ways to set a high level of professionalism even when you’re watching the bottom line.
With today’s challenging economy, we all need to figure out the most cost effective ways to do our jobs. By doing your research and planning accordingly, you’ll stretch your department’s dollars without sacrificing quality.
When it comes to processing a scene, you need to focus on the basics. Knowing what evidence to look for and how to prevent contamination is essential.
Any experienced crime scene officer will tell you that the key to doing the job well is protecting the crime scene.