Forensic Evidence Team
In 2020 The Department realized there were two areas that needed to be improved in regards to evidence handling in violent crimes. The first of these improvements was the development and selection of a “Forensic Evidence Team”. The team was created by selecting three patrol officers that would receive additional training in evidence collection to assist Investigators during major incidents. The training they received will also assist them in their regular assignments and makes them a resource for Patrol Officers to draw upon when the need arises.
The second improvement was the development of a Forensic Evidence Vehicle that would hold all kinds of crime scene investigation and evidence collection equipment that would be needed at a major crime scene. This was managed by taking a decommisioned Ambulance and repurposing to meet the need.