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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />CRIME SCENE PROCESSING OPS-40 <br /> <br />DATE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 15 <br />12-20-12 04-02-15 YES <br />01-12-07 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for collecting, processing, <br />and preserving evidence in the field, establish procedures associated with <br />reporting, evidence handling, chain of evidence, and requests for laboratory <br />analysis. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is: <br /> <br />A. To process certain crime scenes in order to assist in the identification and <br />prosecution of person(s) responsible for the crime. <br />B. To ensure the availability of crime and traffic collision scene processing <br />services on a 24 hour basis. <br />C. To require materials and substances to be collected from known sources <br />by a Crime Scene Technician/Patrol Evidence Technician or crash scene <br />investigative personnel. These materials and substances with evidentiary <br />value will be submitted, as necessary, to a crime laboratory for <br />comparison with physical evidence collected. (83.2.7d), (83.3.1) <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />CID Criminal Investigations Division <br />Computer Crimes Specialist A Detective/employee who received <br />training sufficient to enable them to provide <br />information on basic computer operation, <br />disassembly and collection for evidence. <br />Crime/Collision Scene The specific actions taken at a crime or <br />collision scene, or actions taken later away <br />Processing <br />from the scene regarding the <br />investigations, This includes the taking of <br />photographs, preparing the crime/collision <br />sketch, and the collecting and preserving of <br />physical evidence. <br />Crime Scene The location where a specific crime has <br />occurred or where any indication of a crime <br />exists. <br />Crime Scene Technician A person who has received advanced <br />specialized training and who is specifically <br />equipped to process crime scenes. <br /> <br />