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Search Result: Crime Scenes

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N.Y. Videographer Arrested

August 1, 2011
A Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police officer arrested a news videographer who was attempting to film the scene at the end of a pursuit.

Chemical Suicides

April 18, 2011

When called to suicide scenes, emergency personnel don't always know what they're up against. With some 90 percent of chemical suicides posting warnings on the windows of the cars and rooms in which they kill themselves, one would hope that officers and firefighters would think twice before opening doors and breaching windows.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words…And Maybe Some Punitive Time Off

January 24, 2011
Even if one could somehow rationalize his way around such ghoulish behavior, it carries with it too many risks. And one day, regardless of whether or not such pictures fall into the wrong hands or cause yourself any other grief, you may well regret taking them.

Scene Containment Kit

October 31, 2010
SiteBloc provides for a quick and easy establishment of a six-foot-tall by 36-foot-long privacy barrier that is adjustable in 12-foot sections. SiteBloc can help ease traffic congestion at accident sites and preserve the integrity and privacy at crime scenes.

Bringing Sunshine To Dark Souls

August 18, 2010
Even though it's painful to go to a scene where personal tragedy from our past is brought front and center, it's actually what makes being an officer, especially a female officer, so worthwhile.

Philly PD Brass Work to Keep Officers' Unauthorized Crime Scene Photos From Web

June 1, 2010
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey condemned the taking of personal photos at crime scenes, calling it unprofessional and immature.

Blood Secrets: Crime Scenes

April 29, 2010

Author Rod Englert helped pioneer blood spatter analysis in criminal investigations. He explains how in "Blood Secrets." While a police officer, he spent years studying and testing how blood behaves. Now his research is frequently used to solve cases, from puzzling murders in small towns to high-profile celebrity trials. The author spoke with POLICE about his inspiration and the importance of first responders preserving blood spatter at a crime scene so it can be analyzed as evidence.

Law Enforcement Software 2009

November 30, 2009

Read about this year's innovative computer software that makes your job easier.

It's Your Crime Scene; Protect It

November 25, 2009
Often, this last line of defense is made with little more than some flimsy yellow tape separating your victim from his friends, family, and grandstanding looky-loos trying to make a name for themselves.

Crime Scene Response for the Patrol Officer

January 1, 2006

The actions you take as a first responder can determine the value of crime scene evidence for investigators and prosecutors.

Diagramming Success

December 1, 2005

Understanding the crime scene and its layout is vital to prosecuting any case. One of the quickest and easiest ways to record everything pertinent to the case is by drawing a diagram of the crime scene.

Scene Management

March 1, 2005

By remembering and practicing a few little techniques, we can keep crime scenes as clean as a rookie’s uniform.

Moving Pictures

November 1, 2002

While all components of crime scene investigation are important, visual documentation stands out as the most effective tool for describing and recreating a crime scene.

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