CSI Response Standards
Selection of Methods
Based on the type of crime scene, evidence, and information provided, the LVMPD Crime Scene Investigations Section will select the appropriate method(s) of processing. A summary of methods used is detailed on the webpage located under the Crime Scene Heading.
Deviations from Requests
Adhering to Department policy, in order to maintain an independent, scientific based investigation the ranking Crime Scene Analyst at the scene shall be in charge of the processing of the crime scene. Prior to commencing the crime scene processing, the ranking Officer/Detective (if present) and the ranking Crime Scene Analyst shall confer to determine the actions to be taken.
Departure from Documented Procedures
CSI Section requests for crime scene analysis will be worked according to procedures specified in the Crime Scene Investigations Technical Manual. Any deviations from these procedures will be approved by the Crime Scene Investigations Director or a Crime Scene Analyst Supervisor and documented in the case file.