The Forensics Unit currently operates with four full-time officers. They are tasked to investigate, detect, collect, and analyze evidence at crime scenes. Each member of this unit is highly trained in the sciences related to fingerprints, blood, firearms, DNA collection, crime scene photography, and trace evidence. They process and analyze crime scene evidence while working closely with state and federal forensics labs to identify perpetrators and their methods of operation. Crime scene detectives link crime scene evidence to victims and perpetrators of crimes, and present expert testimony in criminal prosecutions. As the court system demands more non-refutable evidence, the challenge for the Forensics Unit continues to increase. With the advances in science and technology, the processing of evidence once thought to have been "science fiction" is now a reality.
The major duties of the Forensics Unit include:
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