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The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section is responsible for crime scene documentation and for the collection and processing of evidence at major crime scenes throughout the Commonwealth. The types of crimes include homicides, armed robberies, sexual assaults, suspicious deaths, motor vehicle accidents, and breaking and entering.

The Section consists of 64 State Police officers and 4 civilians who staff seven (7) laboratories throughout the state. These laboratories are located in Sudbury, Boston, Danvers, Springfield, Devens, Lakeville, and Bourne. Each Trooper must complete an extensive training program and maintain current knowledge of processing techniques and crime scene investigation through ongoing training, education, and testing.

Crime Scene Services Section provides support services to Federal, State, and Local agencies in the form of crime scene photography and evidence processing; the recovery of latent fingerprint, footwear, and tire track evidence for subsequent analysis, comparison, and potential identification. Personnel assigned to the Section are available to respond 24/7, 365 days per year.

The goal of the Section is to maintain the highest integrity in crime scene investigation. Scientific examination of physical evidence is well recognized as a critical element in law enforcement efforts to conduct successful criminal investigation and prosecutions. The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section is committed to providing quality service to the citizens of the Commonwealth and recognizes that crime scene investigation is the meeting point of science, logic, and law.

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