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Crime Scene Response
Crime Scene Response Team (CSRT)
CSRT’s comprised of specially trained laboratory personnel are available 24/7/365 at all seven forensic laboratories. These highly trained CSRT’s are experts in all aspects of recognition, documentation, collection and preservation of forensic physical evidence. Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited services also include:
- Visualization of latent bloodstaining using chemical reagents
- Bloodstain pattern documentation
- Trajectory analysis and shooting incident reconstruction
Our laboratories provide crime scene services ranging from consultation up to and including response to mass fatality incidents. Statewide, we respond to 200+ major crime scenes per year.
Evidence collected from the scene is brought back to the laboratory and submitted for laboratory analysis. Crime scene reports are authored detailing the response for use by the criminal justice system, and CSRT personnel are also available to provide expert witness testimony in the discipline of scene investigation.
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Due to the complex nature of BPA, requests are submitted directly to the laboratory and will be evaluated to determine if an analysis is warranted. BPA is available at all our laboratories with approximately 15 cases analyzed per year.
BPA reports are authored for use by the criminal justice system, and analysts are also available to provide expert witness testimony in the discipline of bloodstain pattern analysis.
Our BPA personnel’s primary job is as a scientist or specialist working within a forensic discipline in the laboratory. In addition to their laboratory training, they must also successfully complete an intensive mentor-based training program in bloodstain pattern analysis that also includes the following external training courses: