Flashcards in Roles Deck (26)
What is an SIO?
Senior Investigating Officer
What is a CSI?
Crime Scene Investigator
What is a CSM?
Crime Scene Manager
What is an FOA?
First Officer Attending
What is an IO?
What is a CSC?
Crime Scene Co-ordinator
What is a SSC?
Scientific Support Co-ordinator
What is a CO?
What are the OBJECTIVES of the police?
1. Preservation of life
2. Safety in general
3. Preservation of evidence and intelligence.
4. Minimum contamination.
5. Maximum potential to detect crime.
What consists of GOOD SCENE MANAGEMENT?
-contamination risks =low
-Health and safety
-Max potential of evidence is recovered
-Closure and Handover
What does PIP stand for?
This is the Professionalising Investigation Program
what is the PIP?
This is a program to ensure staff are trained skilled and accredited to conduct the highest quality of investigations.
Explain the duties of a Senior Investigating Officer...
they direct crimes that fall into the 'major' crime category
they have to VISIT THE SCENE.
they have t make sure that the scene is SECURE.
ASSESSMENTS have to be made.
any WITNESSES must be spoken to.
they have to carry out a H&S ASSESSMENT.
they have to make sure that the MEDIA is dealt with.
Give in order, rankings in the police force?
What should a CSM do?
They act as a liason between SOCO at the scene and the SIO and other experts. They should attend AL meetings.
What is an Exhibits Officer?
They are responsible to ensure and maintain integrity and continuity of each item of evidence from the moment that it is recovered throughout it's life until it is presented in court and serves no more evidential value. .
What is a CSC?
They act as an additional advisor to the SIO and provide links between all of the dfferent scenes and their CSM and ensures all evidence is dealt with efficiently and effectively.
How many cordons are there, and what are they called?
The inner cordon and outer cordon
Who is allowed in the inner cordon?
Who is allowed in the outer cordon?
What does SOCO stand for?
Scenes of Crime Officer
What is the role of a SOCO?
This is an officer that gathers evidence or the police.
Also referred to as CSI's or forensic scene investigators.
Very experienced senior SOCO takes the role of a crime scene co-ordinator.
who does the CSM liase with ?
Does a SOCO investigate crimes and analyse them themselves?
What does integrity mean?
This describes the method used to describe the protection of the evidence from damage or alteration.