The mission of the Evidence Section is to accept, catalog, safeguard, store, produce as required for court, return to legal owner or otherwise legally dispose of all property coming into the custody of the Alton police department.
Property received by the Evidence Section includes evidence related to all crimes investigated by the Alton Police Department, and contains general property of all descriptions.
All property coming into and leaving the Evidence Section is subject to strict legal constraints. Property that can be legally returned to its rightful owner is done so in a timely manner. Contraband is destroyed when it is no longer needed for a case.
The Evidence Technician receives assignments from the Chief of Detectives for major crime scenes, and is subject to callout 24/7.
Evidence Technician Field Assignments include:
Suspicious Death Scenes
Homicides / Suicides
Major Burglary Scenes
Search Warrant Evidence Collection
Autopsy Evidence Collection /Documentation
Evidence Technician Field Responsibilities include:
Photographing Crime Scenes and Evidence
Diagramming/Sketching Crime Scenes
Processing Crime Scenes for Latent Prints
Taking Plaster Cast or Inked Impressions
Of Footprints, Shoe Prints, and Tire Tracks
Collection of Hairs, Fibers for Analysis
Detection of Blood at Crime Scenes
Blood Pattern Interpretation for Reconstruction
Evidence Collection, Documentation / Autopsy Examinations
Collection of Entomology Samples
Provide Courtroom Testimony