Published on: July 28, 2021

SCENE OF CRIME OFFICERS

SCENE OF CRIME OFFICERS

evidentially What is in news : Karnataka government has appointed a separate cadre of ‘scene of crime officers’, a first in the country.

Ariyalūr Who are they :

  • Specialised in forensic science as well in identification, collection and preservation of evidence at the scene of the crime
  • Will identify, record and collect evidence at the crime scene
  • Assist investigation officers by providing crucial evidence material

How will they work :

  • Ranked equivalent to police sub-inspector
  • Part of the Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories
  • Will undergo training at National Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Hyderabad.

Additional details

  • All districts will have one SoC unit with four to five SoC officials
  • Also a dedicated ‘Forensic mobile lab’ for SoC officers will be deployed, so they can arrive at the crime scene as soon as possible with all the equipment needed.