How To Manage Your Crime Scene

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If you have been a victim of crime such as burglary or theft it is possible that you will be visited by a Forensic Officer from Townsville Scenes of Crime Unit. This will depend on the information supplied in the police report when it is made.

An officer from the Townsville Scenes of Crime Unit may attend the scene to determine if any forensic evidence, such as DNA and fingerprints, have been left behind.

It is important that victims make every effort not to interfere with items that have been displaced or left behind by offenders prior to the arrival of the Forensic Officer.

However, if items need to be moved or areas need to be repaired because it is unsafe, then please do so. Leave the items that have been damaged aside for the forensic examination.

Forensic Officers will telephone victims prior to attending to arrange a suitable time to conduct an examination.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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