"SEEKING THE TRUTH THROUGH EVIDENCE"
The Identification Bureau is a part of the Detective Division of Milford Police Department. The Bureau provides a wide range of forensic science expertise to the Milford Police Department and Milford Fire Department.
The Crime Scene Technicians are responsible for the processing of major crime scenes. Their duties include collecting evidence, crime scene photography, checking for fingerprints and any other tasks that are associated with the crime scene.
The Bureau is comprised of the following units:
Crime Scene Unit:
The Crime Scene Unit is responsible for the identification, documentation, and collection of all evidence at crime scenes in the City of Milford. The unit also uses powder and chemical techniques to recover fingerprints from items of evidence and restore serial numbers that have been partially obliterated.
The Photography Unit supports and facilitates all the photographic, computer graphic, video and image enhancement needs of the Milford Police Department.
Criminal Identification Unit:
Latent examiners manually compare fingerprints recovered from crime scenes to those of suspects and victims of crime. The Unit also has an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) that permits the examiners to search unidentified latent prints against a database of fingerprint records. A searchable database of Milford's criminal offenders and the palm prints of offenders are maintained by this unit.
The Laboratory is staffed by Detectives who employ both chemical and instrumental techniques to conduct analysis in the areas of controlled substances, serology, fire debris, toxicology and trace evidence.
Division Supervisor: Sergeant Donald McCollum
Staff: Detective Kevin Macharelli
Hours: Sunday - Saturday 0800-1600 (8am-4pm)