Crime Scene Unit

The responsibilities of the Crime Scene Unit include identifying. processing, analyzing, documenting and preserving evidence found at crime scenes. The main objective of the Crime Scene Unit is to provide evidence, documentation and testimony in but not limited to photography, fingerprint, shoe/tire impressions, DNA, video analysis and crime scene reconstruction in order to support the efforts of the various investigative units of this office. Deputies are selected based on a voluntary assignment and receive weeks of instruction and must pass several exams in order to be selected as a crime scene technician.

Drones have been added to the Crime Scene Unit and are deployed to motor vehicle crashes, crime scenes as well as to assist other agencies in their investigations. In 2019 two deputies were certified as drone pilots. Currently the Crime Scene Unit has two drones, one with a FLIR thermal imaging system and placed in service in 2019.