The Halton Regional Police Service Forensic Services is managed by Detective Sergeant Dave Broughton.
This centralized team of trained officers provides technical and photographic assistance to all investigative branches of the HRPS and is responsible for locating, recording, gathering, analyzing and evaluating physical evidence from traditional crime scenes and computer crime scenes.
Members of the Service's Forensic Identification Unit are also routinely called upon to provide expert court testimony in areas such as fingerprint analysis, footwear identifications, and physical matches.
Recently, the Service established a new Forensic Video Analyst position to capture, enhance and analyze photos and video to help investigators identify suspects and solve crimes.
In addition to their investigative work, the Forensic Identification Unit facilitates a Scenes of Crime program that trains officers in each of the uniform patrol Divisions
in crime scene processing techniques.
The Halton Regional Police Service Forensic Identification Unit has been recognized with five Tiller Awards for Excellence in Police Photography at the Annual Canadian Identification Society Conference.
For information pertaining to the destruction of fingerprints, click here