The Technical Services Unit is comprised of civilian investigators who handle crime scene documentation, evidence preservation and collection They not only collect the evidence from the scene, but perform many of the lab processes at the police station. This team of highly trained professionals is skilled in areas such as Latent Print Examination, Alternate Light Source usage, Chemical Processing of Evidence for prints, DNA processing, and many other technological processes.
There are also sworn officers who set up and operate highly sophisticated electronic surveillance and recording equipment for the purpose of capturing critical evidence for detectives and narcotics agents to make their cases. Each year tens of thousands of photos and videos are taken to document these crimes.
In-house fingerprint analysis helps speed up the process in identifying potential suspects and DNA technology is allowing the Palm Bay Police Department to build its own database for more immediate analysis and results in the future.
The Crime Scene Technicians are on call to respond to crime scenes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: (321) 952-3459