Members of the CSI Unit respond to a wide variety of crimes from burglaries to homicides. The crime scene investigator must evaluate the minute details of a crime scene and determine what types of processing are appropriate. Processing a scene can include the use of digital photography, the recovery of latent fingerprints, the collection of DNA or serological evidence and the collection of foot, tool or tire impressions.
All police officers must attend a basic crime scene class as part of their required training. Uniformed officers serve as crime scene generalists collecting and documenting any of the following:
- Evidence thefts
- Property damage
- Car break-ins
Crime scene investigators, however, must train constantly to keep abreast of new techniques in evidence recognition, recovery and proper collection. Most crime scene generalists and CSI investigators are recruited from the Patrol Division.
For additional information please contact Lieutenant Oscar Cantu at 972-412-6184 or by Email.