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Crime Scene Unit

The Crime Scene Unit is currently composed of two criminalists who reconstruct and process crime scenes in an effort to establish a possible sequence of events involved in a crime.

Various techniques are employed for identifying and locating evidence such as photography and videotaping, blood spatter and bullet trajectory methods, latent fingerprint analysis, as well as footwear and tire tread examination. In addition, the criminalists will testify in court.

Lab & Equipment
The criminalist utilizes a lab with specialized equipment for processing collected evidence in a controlled environment. The utilization 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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