Pittsburgh PD – Mobile Crime Unit

The Mobile Crime Unit was established in the 1940s. Today the unit has 14 crime scene processing detectives, three of which are latent fingerprint examiners. The unit is responsible for the processing of all major crime scenes including homicides, robberies, burglaries and sex assaults. The detectives are subject matter experts in photography, fingerprint dusting and collection of trace evidence. In addition there are three detectives assigned to the computer crimes section. Detectives are responsible for the forensic analysis of digital storage devices such as computer systems, cell phones, and flash drives.

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