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A CSU detective will be called to process stolen vehicles when there is evidence that the vehicle was _____ or _____

used in the commission of a violent felony crime or
when requested by a supervisor based on a known pattern, series, or trend.


A vehicle shall be processed if it is possibly an unreported stolen vehicle and there are items of usable evidence or suspicious circumstances such as (3):

(1) A broken steering column;
(2) Stripped items; or
(3) A suspect flees the vehicle, or scene of a crime, and the vehicle is the only key to the suspect's identity.


Owners of vehicles who do not want their vehicles processed or are not inclined to pay for the towing shall _____.

have their vehicles released to them immediately


Recoveries from jurisdictions other than Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, or Baker County will not be processed unless _____ or when deemed necessary by a _____. This includes cases where a suspect was apprehended.

requested by another agency



National Integrated Ballistic Information Network


Gunfire incidents - In cases where no detective call out is required, _____ shall ensure proper evidence collection and documentation of the incident.

the supervisor at the scene


Gunfire incidents - In cases where no detective call out is required, _____ shall photograph the overall scene to include, close-ups of the evidence, and identifying location markers (i.e., street signs, light pole, house numbers, etc.) with their issued camera.

The assigned supervisor


Each fired cartridge casing should be placed _____ and _____

in its own small envelope and sealed with evidence tape.


Whenever any nuclear, biological, or chemical agent is suspected or discovered a_____ will respond to the scene.

specially trained CSU detective


Whenever any nuclear, biological, or chemical agent is suspected or discovered a specially trained CSU detective will respond to the scene. Notification should be through the _____ who will contact the _____ and _____

Communications Watch Supervisor
on-duty CSU Detective Sergeant
the CSU detective Commanding Officer.


How may specially trained and specially equipped CSU detectives shall respond to a weapon of mass destruction incident?

No less than two


Response to a Weapon of Mass Destruction Incident:
CSU detectives will work in coordination with _____, such as the JSO Hazardous Devices Squad, The Jacksonville Fire Department HAZMAT Team, or the FBI, etc.

the Unit or agency that is in charge of the interior crime scene


Only evidence that _____ will be placed into the Property & Evidence Facility.

is known to be completely hazard free


All other hazardous evidence will either be released directly to another responding agency or placed in the _____

JSO special hazardous material storage area.


Only _____ are authorized to be utilized by personnel for the procedure of documenting information/evidence during an investigation.

agency devices/digital cameras


The first digital image/photograph taken should document the (5) how is this done?

date, time, case report number, the location, and the victim’s name (when applicable).
take a pic of the crime scene info card


When will an image be deleted from a scene location?

No image captured during an investigation shall be deleted for any reason; including, but not limited to, lack of quality, content, or available memory.


Digital Camera Procedures: Subject matter should range from the _____ to _____

general to specific.


Images from sex crime cases will only be viewed by the _____, _____ or _____ as applicable assigned to each individual case.

CSU detective, Special Assault, or Investigations supervisors


Sex Crimes Cases: Anyone else is prohibited from viewing the images unless express permission is obtained from the _____.

unit commander


On the ET card, the _____ will be omitted and the CCR will be used as the case identifier in sex crimes cases.

victim’s name


It is important to remember the order in which evidence can be processed, particularly when processing firearms: (4)

a. Serology;
b. Latent prints;
c. Ballistics; and
d. Functionality.


Can a CSU detectives be called to transport items for processing or storage?



When in doubt on how to handle evidence, officers should call a _____ for instructions.

CSU detective


Any items which, by their nature, condition, or circumstance are dangerous or unlawful to possess are to be classified as _____



All articles of contraband, except _____ or _____, seized by officers will be logged into the Property & Evidence Facility as evidence, and processed accordingly.

bombs or explosives
suspected bombs or explosives


It is the policy of the Sheriff's Office not to release seized articles of contraband unless _____

so ordered by the courts.


Items of contraband will be destroyed by the Property & Evidence Unit pursuant to a _____, unless other disposition is authorized.

court order