The Fountain Valley Police Department employs a full time Forensic & Identification Technician who responds to a variety of crime incidents to process scenes for forensic evidence.
This process can include: crime scene photography, DNA evidence collection, fingerprint evidence collection, documentation, and utilizing methods for uncovering and collecting trace evidence. The Forensic Technician also processes evidence collected by patrol officers for DNA and fingerprints in the Fountain Valley Police Department’s CSI lab.
Evidence collected at crime scenes and the CSI lab are sent to the Orange County Crime lab to be tested and analyzed to further develop criminal investigations.
The Forensic Technician works closely with the Detective Bureau and Property Clerk and assists in search warrant services and other aspects of criminal investigations.