Crime Scene Unit
The Crime Scene Unit (CSU) provides investigative services 24 hours per day/365 days per year.
Phone: (812) 436-7910
Fax: (812) 421-8154
Crime Scene Officers’ responsibilities include identifying, processing, analyzing, documenting, and preserving evidence found at crime scenes. The unit is staffed with one sergeant and nine officers. The main objective of the CSU is to provide court-usable evidence, documentation and testimony in -- but not limited to -- fingerprint and shoeprint impressions, bloodstain pattern analysis, photography, video analysis, and crime scene reconstruction in order to support the efforts of the various investigative units of the Evansville Police Department.
Are the portrayals of CSI detectives on the popular television shows an accurate representation of real life investigators?
No. Unfortunately the majority of criminal investigations cannot be solved in one hour or less. Processing a crime scene is often a long (hours or even days), tedious and occasionally, stressful event. In a homicide investigation for example, our Crime Scene Investigators can spend many hours over several days to ensure all evidence is accounted for properly. Then many more hours of work are involved in processing the evidence and preparing presentations and testimony for court.