Field evidence technicians (FETs) work behind the scenes, but their efforts to fight crime deserve special recognition, according to the Fontana Police Department and Chief Michael Dorsey.
“We recognize the crucial role that meticulous forensic science plays in solving crimes across the United States,” the P.D. said in a Facebook post.
The FETs are being honored for their “indispensable service” during National Forensic Science Week.
“Our Field Evidence Unit is instrumental in gathering forensic evidence at crime scenes, providing vital support to our field officers and detectives. They are skilled in investigating various types of crimes, such as homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries, auto thefts, and recoveries, among others,” the P.D. said.
The FETs’ areas of specialization include:
• Blood sample analysis
• Crime scene photography
• DNA evidence
• Detailed diagrams
• Latent fingerprinting
• Trace materials
“This work isn’t just about prosecuting those who are guilty; it’s also about exonerating the innocent,” the P.D. said.
—– IN ADDITION, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department also posted on Facebook about National Crime and Intelligence Analyst Appreciation Day.
“We’d like to express our gratitude to these analysts who work diligently behind the scenes, aiding deputies and detectives in swiftly identifying suspects, solving cases, and understanding emerging crime patterns. We appreciate the exceptional efforts of our Crime Analysis Team, who regularly provide valuable intelligence analysis for various aspects of our community’s safety,” the Sheriff’s Department said.