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Forensics

What We Do 

  • Depending on the crime, Forensic Scene Investigators (FSIs) might visit a home, street or business to gather forensic evidence
  • This evidence is submitted to our dedicated facility where exhibits are examined to help officers identify and arrest offenders

Offenders may leave evidence at a crime scene, which can provide clues for investigating officers. There could be a lot of officers at the scene and evidence must not be affected by them. This is also very important at outdoor incidents, where they protect evidence from the weather.

Items searched for at a scene can include fingerprints, fibres, blood, hair, paint, glass, footprints or marks left by tools or weapons. Digital devices can also be seized. FSIs will also record the scene with photos and videos.

If evidence is found, it is carefully recovered and sent to our specialist physical and digital laboratories.