Crime scene protection

crime_sceneWhen a crime is committed on client’s property, it is imperative that the Security Officer on duty take  prompt measures to protect the crime scene.  In the event of a serious crime, Security Officers will  NOT investigate the area.  The Security Officer should refrain from touching any evidence, the crime scene area and should prevent unauthorized persons from handling such evidence. The nature of the crime and the type of evidence in the area require that the Security Officer be extremely careful in moving about so as not to obliterate or otherwise destroy crime evidence.  Security Officers  will rope off or isolate the area and all possible avenues of entry or escape.  No one should be allowed to enter or leave the area pending the arrival of representatives of the law enforcement agency bearing primary investigative jurisdiction.  Obtain the names and addresses of any possible witnesses to be furnished to the law enforcement agency.

References:

FBI Crime Statistics
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats

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