Crime Scene Unit
Information about the Terre Haute Police Department Crime Scene Unit.
Terre Haute Police Department
The Terre Haute Police Department operates a full service Crime Scene Unit that is staffed by two Detectives and one Supervisor. All members are trained to document, photograph and gather any evidence at any crime scene but concentrate resources to focus on violent crimes. At least one member of the Unit is on call 24 hours a day for one week at a time.
The Crime Scene Unit’s members can process and identify all types of latent fingerprints in-house. Generally the only types of evidence that are sent to the Indiana State Police for processing are for DNA analysis and drug analysis. Its members have been to numerous schools and training conferences and can list a forensic artist and computer forensics among its special skills.
Some of the tools the Unit has at its disposal are a 360 watt Alternate Light Source as well as a battery operated portable ALS. We also use a Sirchie – Krimesite Imager to examine evidence.
Sgt. Stan Weinzapfel
Crime Scene Unit Supervisor
Terre Haute Police Dept.
1211 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807