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Property and ID Unit

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The Oro Valley Police Department's Property and ID Unit assists officers with locating, documenting, collecting and preserving physical evidence from investigations and crime scenes.

Crime scene vans are equipped to handle most crime scene evidence, from latent fingerprint and shoe impression preservation to serological, biological and trace evidence. Crime scenes and incidents can be documented with with digital video and digital photography.

The staff also maintains the department's evidence and property room.  All submitted evidence is carefully logged and tracked with bar coding. They are the liaison with officers, courts and prosecutors to track property for disposal and destruction.

To stay abreast of new techniques and technologies the Techs attend a variety of forensic schools, seminars and workshops throughout the year.