Members of the Estevan Police Forensic Identification Section attend to crime scenes to capture and preserve evidence required for a criminal investigation. This evidence may include fingerprints, photographs, scene diagrams and measurements and any evidence that may provide DNA from blood, hair or buccal (saliva) samples. A number of different techniques are used in the gathering of evidence. Members of the FIS have completed the Forensic Identification Course (FIC) offered by the Canadian Police College located in Ottawa, Ontario. Our FIS members are involved in photographing victims of crimes, taking court- ordered DNA samples, verifying the identities of persons of interest and attending and documenting autopsies. They are often required to present crucial evidence gathered from crime scenes in court.