In 1992, a multi-agency crime scene investigation
unit (CSI), was approved and implemented within Weber County.
Originally, the Weber Metro Crime Scene Investigation Unit
served ten agencies throughout Weber County. An Executive
Advisory Board was established to delineate powers and authorities.
Most small communities do not have the
manpower or expertise to properly process crime scenes. Even
larger agencies find that running a crime scene investigative
unit is very costly. By pooling funds, the cost of expensive
equipment for crime scene investigation can be divided among
the various involved agencies. Several non-sworn personnel
were also hired to staff the unit.
The CSI unit now supports fifteen cities
and all law-enforcement agencies found throughout Weber County.
In addition, we assist federal, state, and surrounding city
and county agencies upon request.
The goal of CSI operation is to provide
maximum technical assistance using leading forensic innovations,
equipment, and training. Continuous developments in technology
and methodology make constant training imperative. Some of
the areas of training include:
- Fingerprint courses
- Latent fingerprinting
- Homicide and death investigations
- Blood-stain pattern training
- Forensic image enhancement
Requests for CSI unit service have increased
35% from 1995 to 2001.
Here are some photos taken from a few of