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Crime Scene Duties
.03 PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
A. The scene of any crime is physical evidence in itself. However, the best physical evidence is normally found _____

at or near the site of the most critical action taken by the criminal against the property or victim

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Crime Scene Duties
.03 PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
D. The ________automatically assumes the responsibility of securing the crime scene area from unauthorized intrusions to protect any physical evidence.

first officer to arrive at the scene of a crime

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.05 COMMAND / SUPERVISORY OFFICERS' CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Command Officers
1. While the ranking command officer at the scene of any call is in overall charge, he may delegate supervision to the ______and acts as an overseer. He intervenes only when he observes serious breaches of established procedure.

assigned sergeant

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1. ________are in charge of supervising all lower ranking officers at any major crime
scene, including follow-up detectives and Crime Scene Unit Investigators in the absence of an Investigations
Division supervisory officer. If the scene involves a major crime, evidence processing shall be handled in
accordance with section .06, B., 1., c.

Patrol Division supervisory officers

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2. When an Investigations Division supervisory officer is present at a crime scene, he supervises the activities of
the __(name 3)_______assigned to the case.

follow-up detectives, UEDIs, and Crime Scene Unit Investigators

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4. Patrol Division supervisory officers proceed to any major crime scene or any crime scene where supervisory
presence is requested and assess the crime scene to determine:
e. Whether the dispatcher has notified the ______in cases involving deaths;

Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office

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.06 OFFICERS/ UEDIs’ GENERAL CRIME SCENE DUTIES
A. Officer(s) Assigned to Crime Scene
10. Locate, identify, and interview the complainant and witnesses:
a. Officers should utilize SAPD Form ______, on any preliminary criminal investigation where witnesses are likely to be present, or at the direction of a supervisor or follow-up unit personnel.

#2010, Neighborhood Canvas Form

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.06 OFFICERS/ UEDIs’ GENERAL CRIME SCENE DUTIES
A. Officer(s) Assigned to Crime Scene
13. When an officer must handle evidence to protect it from loss, destruction, contamination, or for the victim to receive proper medical treatment, the officer takes custody of the evidence, and:
a. Handles the item in the least intrusive manner to avoid destroying the item, fingerprints, or other trace evidence that may be on the item;
b. Marks the ______ and points this out to the UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator;
c. Protects the item from loss or unnecessary handling; and
d. ______and turns it over to the UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator, if one is assigned to the call, or places the item in the Property Room as evidence. Care must be exercised to avoid destruction of latent fingerprints or trace evidence on the item when marking it.

b)exact location where the evidence was found
d)Marks the item for later identification

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06 OFFICERS/ UEDIs’ GENERAL CRIME SCENE DUTIES
A. Officer(s) Assigned to Crime Scene
14. When an officer must handle a firearm as evidence at a crime scene either prior to the arrival of UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigators or because they are not available, the officer:
c. As soon as practical, secures the firearm by placing it in ______

the locked trunk of the officer's police vehicle

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06 OFFICERS/ UEDIs’ GENERAL CRIME SCENE DUTIES
A. Officer(s) Assigned to Crime Scene
14. When an officer must handle a firearm as evidence at a crime scene either prior to the arrival of UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigators or because they are not available, the officer:
d. Records the exact location of recovery, condition of the firearm, and ______;

marks it with his initials

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
1. In every instance, officers/UEDIs call for _______

emergency medical assistance.

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
3. A ______will assign a Patrol Officer to complete SAPD Form 4130, “Crime Scene Personnel Log,” to document all personnel entering the crime scene. SAPD Form 4130 will be forwarded to the Homicide Unit prior to the end of the assigned Patrol Officer’s tour of duty. Upon receiving SAPD Form 4130, Homicide Unit personnel will ensure that it is included in the investigative file.

Patrol Division Supervisor

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
3. A Patrol Division Supervisor will assign a Patrol Officer to complete SAPD Form 4130, “Crime Scene Personnel Log,” to document all personnel entering the crime scene. SAPD Form 4130 will be forwarded to the _____prior to the end of the assigned Patrol Officer’s tour of duty. Upon receiving SAPD Form 4130, Homicide Unit personnel will ensure that it is included in the investigative file.

Homicide Unit

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
4. Once the crime scene has been deemed secure:
a. Any personnel entering an indoor crime scene will wear _______;
b. Any personnel entering an outdoor crime scene will wear _____. The use of any additional equipment, such as shoe covers, will be determined by an Investigations Division Supervisor.

a)protective shoe coverings and gloves
b)gloves

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
4. Once the crime scene has been deemed secure:
a. Any personnel entering an indoor crime scene will wear protective shoe coverings and gloves;
b. Any personnel entering an outdoor crime scene will wear gloves. The use of any additional equipment, such as shoe covers, will be determined by an ________

Investigations Division Supervisor.

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made:
1. VHS Recording Devices and Digital Recording Devices
a. Officers(s) Assigned
(1) Locate the video recording origin and take custody of the VHS tape and _________ so the tape cannot be recorded over. If the origin is a digital recording device officers should have some form of digital video copy (CD, DVD, Floppy Disk, Flash drive, etc.) made by the employees, manager, or owner. This digital video copy becomes the master video recording.

pull the tab on the side of the VHS tape

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made:
b. Crime Scene Unit Investigator Assigned
(1) Takes custody of the master video recording if the crime is a _______

life-threatening incident

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made:
b. Crime Scene Unit Investigator Assigned
(4) If the digital video copy cannot be made, the _______ shall take custody of all digital video equipment including the monitor when requested by a supervisor and place it in the _____. They shall also route a copy of their report to the follow-up unit and Technical Investigations Detail supervisors.

Crime Scene Unit Investigator
Property Room

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made:
(2) The follow-up unit detective should view the master video recording to verify the incident was properly recorded. If the master video recording is made from a digital recording device the video should be viewed on another computer if available to verify the incident was properly recorded and downloaded. If the follow-up unit detective views the master video recording, he should document the ____and____of the incident.

camera number(s) and six (6) digit time (hours: minutes: seconds)

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made:
(3) If the follow-up unit detective takes custody of a master video recording, he delivers the master video recording, with copies of reports from the assigned officer/UEDI and Crime Scene Unit Investigator, along with a copy of his report, to the video tape receptacle located in the ______

Headquarters Building Central Mail Room

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made
(5) If a copy of the digital video evidence cannot be made after the detective assigned has contacted the company where the equipment was purchased along with the company which services the equipment, the detective assigned will contact the ______during normal business hours with the names and phone numbers of those individuals the detective has contacted along with the results of their efforts. If a copy of the digital video evidence cannot be made regarding a high profile or life threatening incident or where there is a risk the video evidence will be lost the detective assigned will obtain and document the name and phone numbers of the company where the equipment was purchased and the company which services the equipment and contact them to have them ______. If these efforts fail then the detective assigned shall contact a supervisor.

Technical Investigations Detail
come out and download the video evidence

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D. Burglary Crime Scenes:
1. A _______is dispatched on all confirmed burglary calls.

UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator

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D. Burglary Crime Scenes
2. It is the responsibility of the_____to request a UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator or if a call turns out to be a burglary after being dispatched as some other offense.

investigating officer

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D. Burglary Crime Scenes:
3. The owner or authorized representative should be present and give effective consent for the processing of the burglary scene.
a. In the event the owner or authorized representative is not available to give consent, the UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator should conduct a latent print investigation following these guidelines:
(1) p_____; and
(2) p_____

(1) Point of entry; and
(2) Point of exit.

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E. Burglary of Vehicle Crime Scenes:
2. The _____should be present to give effective consent for the processing of the vehicle.
a. The owner or authorized representative may refuse to allow the vehicle to be fingerprinted.
b. When the owner or authorized representative cannot be located, a supervisory officer may authorize the processing of the vehicle when the need exists.

owner or authorized representative

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E. Burglary of Vehicle Crime Scenes:
1. Burglarized vehicles are processed for latent fingerprints when:
a. An arrest has been made;
b. There is a suspect in the case and a possibility exists for developing latent prints in the interior of the vehicle;
c. The theft involves ______; or
d. The complainant requests the vehicle to be printed.

the loss of objects of great monetary value

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E. Burglary of Vehicle Crime Scenes:
2. The owner or authorized representative should be present to give effective consent for the processing of the vehicle.
a. The owner or authorized representative may refuse to allow the vehicle to be fingerprinted.
b. When the owner or authorized representative cannot be located, a _____may authorize the processing of the vehicle when the need exists

supervisory officer

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E. Burglary of Vehicle Crime Scenes:
3. A UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator is not sent on cases reported to an expediter unless the owner of the vehicle requests _____.

fingerprints to be taken

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F. Recovered Stolen Vehicle Scenes:
3. The UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator makes every effort to conduct the processing of the vehicle at the scene of recovery, unless the following prohibitive circumstances exist:
a. I_____;
b. I_____; or
c. The seriousness of the offense requires the Crime Scene Unit Investigator to move the vehicle to the _____for a thorough processing of the vehicle.

a. Inclement weather;
b. Inadequate lighting
c. evidence stall

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H. Preservation of Firearms Evidence/Reporting Stolen Firearms:
1. When a firearm is recovered, found, or confiscated as evidence, the _______is a priority to preserve any evidentiary value.

proper handling of the weapon

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H. Preservation of Firearms Evidence/Reporting Stolen Firearms:
2. When a firearm comes into the custody and control of an officer and the possibility exists the weapon has been used in any type of violent offense or criminal activity, the officer immediately notifies _____of the circumstances of the recovery.

his supervisor

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H. Preservation of Firearms Evidence/Reporting Stolen Firearms:
4. Whenever a firearm is reported stolen, an officer, in addition to completing the required report, shall immediately report the stolen firearm(s) to the appropriate service area Service Agent by telephone for entry into NCIC/TCIC. The report is submitted at the end of the tour of duty with the words “_____” written at the top of the report.

CALLED-IN

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I. Preservation of Digital Evidence
2. Officers encountering digital storage devices should use caution so as not to damage or destroy the digital evidence. Officers should not manipulate switches, buttons, keyboards or any other input devices on digital storage devices unless instructed to do so by a computer forensic detective. If s____, b____, k_____ or other i_____are manipulated, this shall be documented in a written report. A copy of this report should accompany the computer to the property room or computer forensic lab.

switches, buttons, keyboards or other input devices

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I. Preservation of Digital Evidence
4. If a Technical Investigations Detail Detective does not respond, a ______will collect the digital storage device(s). A Technical Investigations Detail Detective may direct an officer or follow-up detective to collect the digital storage device. The digital storage device(s) may be placed in the property room or taken to the computer forensic lab for forensic analysis.

Crime Scene Investigator

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I. Preservation of Digital Evidence
3. If a digital storage device is located and it is determined to be related to a criminal offense, the Technical Investigations Detail should be contacted. The _______will determine if a Detective should respond to the scene.

Technical Investigations Detail Supervisor

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
2. Personnel authorized to enter a homicide or violent crime scene includes:
a. First officer/_____ to arrive;
b. E_______personnel;
c. Assigned Patrol Division S_____-;
d. Additional officers/UEDIs necessary to ________and ____the crime scene;
e. Assigned C_______(s), including the C______
f. Assigned f______personnel; and
g. Investigators from the B_______Office.

a. First officer/UEDI to arrive;
b. Emergency medical personnel;
c. Assigned Patrol Division Sergeant;
d. Additional officers/UEDIs necessary to secure and protect the crime scene;
e. Assigned Crime Scene Unit Investigator(s), including the Crime Scene Unit supervisor;
f. Assigned follow-up unit personnel; and
g. Investigators from the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Homicide and/or violent crime scenes
8. Upon discovery of a "mysterious" homicide or one in which no witnesses or suspects are apparent, or where it appears a solution to the crime may rest heavily on the development of physical evidence to identify a criminal actor or actors, the only officers authorized to enter a crime scene are those specifically charged with _______. After the scene has been processed, other officers may be allowed to enter.

processing the area for physical evidence

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
B. Crime Scenes Where Video Recordings Are Made:
1. VHS Recording Devices and Digital Recording Devices
d. Supervisory Officer Assigned
(3) When advised a master video recording cannot be made the supervisor determines if the offense is severe enough to notify the _______Detectives, after business hours, to respond to the scene and make a digital video. Examples of this would be a Police involved shooting or Capital Murder investigation where video holds a key role in the investigation. The supervisor will have the _______call the Technical Investigations Detail Detectives so they can respond and attempt to make a digital video copy of the incident.

Technical Investigations Detail

Communication Unit

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
D. Burglary Crime Scenes:
4. A UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator is canceled under the following circumstances:
a. The investigating officer at the scene determines the offense of burglary has not been committed and a UEDI/Crime Scene Unit Investigator is not required for any other purpose;
b. A ______at the scene determines it is impossible to lift prints or obtain other evidence;

supervisor

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.07 OFFICERS/UEDIs SPECIFIC CRIME SCENE RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Preservation of Digital Evidence
1. If it is anticipated digital evidence will be present at a crime scene and time permits (i.e. search warrant), a Technical Investigations Detail Detective should be contacted prior to entry. A________ Detective should be present during the execution of search warrants where digital storage devices are anticipated (with prior approval from the Technical Investigations Detail Supervisor).

Technical Investigations Detail