Sergeant Steve LaPorta
Mission of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit
The Crime Scene Investigation Unit provides various crime scene processing services to federal, state and county law enforcement agencies, as well as all twenty-two (22) municipal police departments within the County of Gloucester.
The primary responsibility of the CSI unit is the documentation, collection and preservation of evidence.
After evidence is collected, the CSI unit may process the evidence in house or forward evidence to various laboratories for further testing.
The CSI unit responds to a large variety of calls ranging from burglaries to homicides.
Additional duties performed by the CSI unit include:
- Fingerprint classification and comparison
- Courtroom testimony
- Blood Spatter Interpretation
- Shooting Reconstruction
- Preparing charts and other courtroom presentations
- Photographic Processing
- Photographic Lineups
- Police Academy Instructors