Our CCBI investigators have extremely detailed jobs. They get into the nitty gritty of the crime scenes. They have to document in great detail every aspect of the crime scene. Good CCBI investigators can document the crime scene in a way that allows the prosecution to recreate the crime for a jury. For this reason, our CCBI investigators are continually training and learning new ways of doing their jobs.
CCBI documents crime scenes by photographing, drawing and measuring the scene. They collect the physical and latent evidence then catalogs it for storage. They need to know how to collect the various forms of evidence in the best, safest way to preserve the evidence and protect the chain of custody for court. Some of the different types of evidence they collect are:
- DNA (blood, body fluids)
- Bullet fragments
- Shoe/Foot prints
- Digital evidence from security systems
- Anything that may have been a factor in the crime
Once they have collected the evidence and documented the crime scene, they are then tasked with storing the evidence. Our CCBI can process some of the evidence in house, some must go to the SBI Crime Lab in Raleigh. Latent fingerprints are entered into the AFIS system to try to match to known local criminals. As the case moves along in the court system, CCBI will be on hand to assist the District Attorney's Office and the Defense Attorney's with viewing the evidence and maintaining control of the evidence during the actual court proceedings.
Franklin County CCBI is also tasked with:
- Fingerprinting the general public
- Fingerprinting arrestees
- DNA collection from convicted offenders and arrestees
- Performing ATF traces on firearms related to crime scenes.
- Assist with Search Warrant executions
- Returning evidence or property to rightful owners when ordered by the courts
- Destroy evidence as ordered by the courts
- Assist other agencies upon request
CCBI investigators are on call 24/7 to assist with crime scenes as needed.