The SPD Forensic Identification Section, working with criminal investigators, provides a fundamental component to the investigation and solution of crime in Saanich. 

Scientific examination of crime scenes can provide the essential physical evidence to prosecute an offender.

Photography plays a substantial role in crime scene investigation, and a variety of light sources and photographic techniques are used to capture images at crime scenes.

Forensic Identification Specialist dusting for prints!


Members of the SPD Forensic Identification Section have specialized training in the following areas:

  • Examination of scenes;
  • Recording and collecting exhibits; and
  • Processing exhibits for fingerprints, DNA, hair, fibers, and other evidence.

Fingerprints, hair, fibers and photographic enhancement are some of the tools of this vital service.

A fingerprint lifted off a glass surface!

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