Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Evidence Collection

The Crime Scene Investigations Unit consist of:

  • a Unit Sergeant
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Sex Offender Registrars
  • a Crime Stoppers Liaison
  • a Civilian Property and Evidence Technician

Crime Scene Investigators are sworn law enforcement personnel with extensive training and experience. They document and analyze crime scenes. These investigators collect and analyze evidence such as:

  • latent fingerprints
  • foot and tire impressions
  • blood splatter
  • many other elements of a crime scene

Their job is to piece together what occurred, the sequence of events and how long ago they transpired.

Crime Scene Investigators also process and/or analyze several types of evidence. Investigators obtain spent shell casings from seized firearms. They submit these casings to the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). Investigators also use the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The ability to analyze latent prints in-house expedites results.

Sex Offender Registrars are sworn personnel. They oversee the compliance of offenders within Cabarrus County’s jurisdiction. They specifically oversee offenders required to register as Sex Offenders in NC. Registrars investigate potential violations of NC Sex Offender laws. They also work closely with NC Probation Officers and the District Attorney’s Office.

The Crime Stoppers Liaison is responsible for monitoring incoming Crime Stoppers tips. Tips are then shared with appropriate investigation groups at the Sheriff’s Office. The Liaison shares statistics, intel and strategies. They have regular meetings with the Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers Board. They also update Liaisons from the Kannapolis and Concord Police Departments.

The Civilian Property and Evidence Technician governs all evidence received by the agency. They are responsible for all property:

  • intake
  • storage
  • release
  • court ordered disposition