Scenes of Crime

Upper page: Support Policing

This departments is fundamentally responsible for:

  • Complex crime scene investigations.
  • The evaluation of scenes.
  • Utilizing various types of equipment to develop, secure, and package physical evidence for scientific evaluation and comparison.
  • Preparing detailed reports on the observations and activities at a crime scene.
  • Testifying in court regarding the findings and processing methods used at the scene.

The RMPS use AFIS. What is AFIS?

The crime scene investigator (SOCO) is expected to respond to calls for crime scene services as quickly as good judgment and safety allows. The SOCO is expected keep all issued equipment in a ready-to-use condition at all times and to process scenes of major crimes at any hour and under any weather condition. SOCOs carry out systematic surveys the area and formulating a plan of procedure at each crime scene. Of paramount importance is physically securing crime scenes (cordon tape, barricades, Police personnel, etc.) before conducting a search for all objects and articles that may be evidence. Similarly important is the packaging and preservation of exhibits, maintaining chain of custody, continuity and Integrity.




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