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Crime Scene Unit
Overview
Crime Scene Investigation
The Crime Scene Unit is composed of two criminalists who reconstruct and process crime scenes to establish a possible sequence of events in a crime.

They employ various techniques to identify and locate evidence, including photography and videotaping, blood spatter and bullet trajectory methods, latent fingerprint analysis, and footwear and tire tread examination. Criminalists testify about their findings in court.

Lab & Equipment
The Crime Scene Unit uses a specialized lab to process evidence in a controlled environment. The use of specialized equipment depends on the nature of the crime and can include the following:
  • Alternate light source
  • Superglue fuming materials
  • Casting materials
  • Electrostatic dust print lifter
  • Chemical processing


Contact Information
Allen Police Department
Staff Directory 
APD Headquarters
205 W McDermott 
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4200
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 214.509.4321
Crime Tip: 972.727.8477
Emergency: 911


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