Westchester County

Latent Prints/Crime Scene

Latent Print/Crime Scene Section

chin2_originalInvestigators possessing highly specialized, technical and analytical forensic investigative skills are assigned to the Latent Print and Crime Scene Section.

The investigative and technical support services provided by this section include:

 

  • Certified latent fingerprint analysis
  • Classification
  • Comparison

Other types of forensic processing handled by this section are:

  • Crime scene processing
  • Photography
  • Computer-generated composite imaging 

The Forensic Investigations Unit houses the Westchester County Crime Scene Unit and is utilized by the majority of law enforcement agencies throughout Westchester. 

The Latent Print/Crime Scene Section remains the host site for the county’s Statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (SAFIS). The system permits fingerprint examiners to electronically match prints recovered at a crime scene against those of arrested persons on file in the state system.