The Identification Unit is the "CSI" Unit for the Cambridge Police Department. Though not as glamorous as today's popular television shows, the ID Unit assists detectives in processing major crime scenes and evidence collected by Officers and Detectives. The ID Unit responds to major crime scenes to capture photographs of the scene, process the scene for fingerprints, and collect physical evidence for further analysis. We may collect such evidence as hairs, fibers, DNA, and firearm evidence and submit to the State Police or the FBI for further examination. The ID Unit's fingerprint examiner compares latent prints developed at the scene to fingerprints of known suspects. In some cases, the staff of the ID Unit may be required to testify in court to findings recovered from the crime scene.
In addition, the ID Unit is responsible for archiving booking photographs, or "mug shots". The Unit also handles the fingerprinting services and photographing processes for License to Carry Firearms or FID cards, Constable, employment purposes and sex offender registry applications.
- 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM Monday
- 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday to Thursday
- 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Friday
Email: Identification Unit
Commanding Officer: Deputy Superintendent Paul Ames, 617-349-3370
Unit Supervisor: Sergeant Leon Lashley, 617-349-9348
Forensic Identification Specialist: Brooke Miller, 617-349-3347
AFIS Technician: Diana Kardashian, 617-349-9396
Hours of Service
Cambridge Police Department
Robert C. Haas
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