How To Manage Your Crime Scene


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.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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