Crime Scene Identification and Management
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All SAR missions should be considered evidence searches and a potential crime scene.
What is rule #1 when you are participating in a Crime Search?
Make sure your clothes are clean and shoes are shined
Never volunteer for anything
Call 911 if you locate something
Don't touch it
If you find or locate evidence what should you do?
Place it in a secure location
Tweet it out on twitter
Notify your team mate and command structure
At a crime scene the investigator may not tell you all of the information regarding this incident. Why?
RCW 46.61.400 prohibits an investigator from doing so
Not true the investigator must advise you of everything before you participate to meet Labor and Industries requirements
The investigator would need to take a statement from you if they did and this would take too much time
I must participate in how may crime scene searches per year to stay active in SAR.
If you are approached by someone asking questions about the search you should:
Tell them to go away
Tell them the truth
Direct their question to the Public Information Officer or Incident Commander
Who determines what a clue or evidence is?
Your team leader
The investigator or Incident Commander
Why do SAR members have to come to Basic Crime Scene Class?
State law states I must
I need to do this to become a Police Officer
When investigators arrive at a crime, what should you be prepared for?
Their difficult personalities
Explain to them what you saw and what you did
When you take pictures of a crime scene what should you do?
Don't tell anybody
Keep them it's my camera
Do not take pictures unless directed by the Incident Commander
Show them to your friends
When/who should you discuss any information about an ongoing crime scene?
No one, not even your family
Your friends once you are out of the crime scene
Friends on facebook
What are the two rules to be followed before entering a crime scene?
Ask for permission before entering; ask for instruction as to what to do before you enter
Don't need two rules as long as I am caught up on my required training
File appropriate paperwork with the FAA, and DNR