The Crime Scene Response Unit is responsible for consultation and/or on-site technical assistance to law enforcement officials at many types of crime scenes such as shootings, beatings, stabbings, sexual assaults, hit and runs, and breaking and entering cases. Crime Scene Response Unit chemists recognize, document, test, collect, transport, analyze, interpret, and testify to the significance of physical and biological evidence such as blood, semen, hairs, fibers, paints, soil, glass, gunshot residues, and other materials. They provide on-site presumptive testing for blood, semen, and gunshot residues which quickly supplies information to aid in the ongoing investigation. They also recognize, test, and analyze bloodstain pattern evidence in order to aid in the reconstruction of bloodshed events.
This Unit provides statewide service broken into three regions: