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The actions taken by patrol and investigative officers at crime scenes often determine the course and success of a criminal investigation. Initial responding officers play the lead role by protecting the crime scene, rendering emergency services and initiating the investigation. Thus, it is the purpose of this policy to provide officers with guidelines for responding to and dealing effectively with the operational demands at crime scenes.
It is the policy of this law enforcement agency that all officers understand and follow applicable procedures established herein to effectively protect, collect and preserve evidence of a crime and conduct initial investigative and other essential tasks at major crime scenes.