Forensic Identification Section

Forensic Identification officer examining evidence

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The Forensic Identification Section (FIS) provides a 24hr service for crime scene documentation including the identification, preservation, collection and examination of crime scenes and evidence for presentation before the Courts.

A Forensic Identification Officer has a demanding and complex set of duties that is supported through diverse education and training as well as practical experience. Popular television shows like “CSI” have brought attention to the science of Forensic Analysis and although these shows are very entertaining, crimes are not always solved that quickly. 

The Forensic Identification Section's responsibilities include the following:

  • Crime scene investigationForensic analysis
  • Documentation, preservation and examination of evidence
  • Coordinate submissions of evidence for forensic analysis by scientists at the Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences
  • Support the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Eastern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit regarding death investigations
  • FingerprintingSearch unknown crime scene fingerprints on the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
  • Collect and manage DNA databank samples
  • Respond in accordance with the City of Ottawa Emergency Response Plan
  • Maintain and administer the Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) program
  • Friction ridge analysis
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA)
  • Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive response (CBRNE)
  • Firearm examination and shooting scenes reconstruction
  • Footwear and tire impression evidence
  • Composite drawing
  • Collaborate with the Major Crime, Imaging Services and other investigative sections

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