Crime Scene Technicians assigned to this section process crime scenes when officers or detectives call for their services. Crime Scene Technicians collect and process evidence such as taking photographs and fingerprints from the scenes of thefts, traffic fatalities, autopsies and deaths.
The Crime Scene Section is a vital part of criminal investigations because the evidence that the technicians obtain and handle allows the department to solve cases.
The Kenner Police Department’s Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) operates within the Crime Scene Section. This unit is tasked with the collection and preservation of digital evidence from a variety of sources using industry standard best practices.
Crime Scene Technicians have been trained to process a wide range of crime scenes. Depending on the type of scene they are processing, technicians may be required to:
The DFU consists of one supervisor and two technicians tasked with fulfilling all digital forensic requests. Each of the members receives ongoing annual training in the latest digital forensic methods. The DFU is part of a Federal Electronics Crime Task Force, providing assistance to local, state, and federal agencies, with their digital forensic needs. Some of the tasks DFU members are responsible for include: