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Crime Scene Investigator Network

Crime Scene Investigator Network Newsletter

MARCH 2014

Welcome to the March 2014 Crime Scene Investigator Network Newsletter

Crime Scene Equipment Checklist

What is in your crime scene response vehicle? Below is a list of suggested crime scene equipment and supplies found in the publication Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement (2013).


  • Bindle paper
  • Biohazard bags
  • Body fluid collection kit
  • Camera with flash and tripod; extra film, if not digital; extra flash memory cards, if digital
  • Casting materials
  • Consent/search forms
  • Crime scene barricade tape
  • Cutting instruments (knives, box cutter, scalpel, scissors, etc.)
  • Directional marker/compass
  • Disinfectant (such as a 10% bleach solution)
  • Evidence collection containers including rigid containers for firearms and ammunition boxes, pie boxes with sheet cotton for document recovery; manila folders
  • Evidence identifiers (numbers, placards)
  • Evidence seals/tape
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • High-intensity lights
  • Latent print kit
  • Magnifying glass
  • Measuring devices
  • Permanent markers
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Photographic scale (ruler)
  • Presumptive blood test supplies
  • Sketch paper
  • Tool kit
  • Tweezers/forceps
  • Window screen fabric in rolls or sheets


  • Audiotape recorder
  • Bloodstain pattern examination kit
  • Business cards
  • Chalk
  • Chemical enhancement supplies
  • Compass
  • Entomology (insect) collection kit
  • Extension cords
  • Flares
  • Forensic light source (alternate light source, UV lamp/laser, goggles)
  • Generator
  • Gunshot residue kit
  • Laser trajectory kit
  • Maps
  • Marking paint/snow wax
  • Metal detector

Evidence Collection Kits

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This Month's Featured Resource on the Crime Scene Investigator Network Website

Best Practices For Seizing Electronic Evidence, v.3
A Pocket Guide for First Responders

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
United States Secret Service

This third edition of the Best Practices for Seizing Electronic Evidence was updated as a project of the United States Secret Service and participating law enforcement agencies. A working group of various law enforcement agencies was convened to identify common issues encountered in today's electronic crime scenes.          <View the Pocket Guide>

New CSI and Forensic Job Announcements

The most comprehensive listing of Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic
employment opportunities on the internet! We typically have over 475 current listings!

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Crime Scene Investigator  |  Colorado Springs Police Dept, CO
Final Filing Date: February 27, 2014
Salary: $3,764 - $4,705 per month

Investigate crime scenes, make sketches and take measurements, search for and recover latent prints; collect and process evidence; photograph, videotape, and/or 3-D scan crime scenes; prepare reports and crime scene diagrams for court; attend autopsies and recover evidential items; teach forensic skills to field officers; MORE

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Crime Scene Specialist  |  City of San Diego, CA
Final Filing Date: March 28, 2014
Salary: $24.17 - $29.19 Hourly

Crime Scene Specialist positions photograph crime scenes and evidence using traditional and/or digital photography; identify, collect, document and preserve evidence at crime scenes; process evidence using chemicals, equipment and techniques such as vacuum metal deposition (VMD), cyanoacrylate fuming, physical and chemical latent fingerprint development, forensic light sources, Mikrosil and other casting methods, etc.; MORE

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Computer Forensic Investigator  |  Wright County Sheriff, MN
Final Filing Date: March 19, 2014
Salary: $21.23 - $28.94 Hourly
Conducts forensic examination of computers, cell phones or other data storage devices seized with a search warrant or voluntarily surrendered. Assists law enforcement officers in legal preparation of search warrants, subpoenas, etc. to properly obtain relevant electronic media as evidence. MORE

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Forensic Scientist Trainee - Controlled Substances  |  DuPage County Sheriff, Wheaton, IL
Final Filing Date: March 21, 2014
Salary: $41,198 annually

The Forensic Scientist Trainee (civilian position) will be exposed to a rigorous but rewarding training program in the discipline of controlled substances analysis. After successful completion of the training program duties shall include analyzing evidence for the presence of controlled substances, reporting findings and testifying in court when needed. MORE

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Central Evidence Specialist  |  District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington, DC
Final Filing Date: March 24, 2014
Salary: $38,666 - $50,753 Annually

The position serves in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), Central Evidence Unit which is responsible for accepting, preserving, and returning physical evidence and test samples submitted to the DFS. MORE

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Latent Print Examiner  |  City of Miami Police Dept, FL
Final Filing Date: March 28, 2014
Salary: $57,005.31 - $76,558.35 Annually

Develops, compares, evaluates, identifies, and prepares latent fingerprints/palm prints for court exhibits, and testifies in all courts of law as a qualified expert witness. Develops and maintains latent fingerprint/palm print files; keeps files on single and partial fingerprints/palm prints found at crime scenes for possible future identification. May provide latent identification services to other municipalities, counties, state, and federal agencies. MORE

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