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Evidence Technician Program

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The NIU Police Evidence Technician Program is tasked with collecting evidence from a variety of crime scenes. Evidence collection is done through a systematic process which includes photographing the scene and collecting items of interest including DNA samples and fingerprints, along with other important tasks.

Each officer in the Evidence Technician Program is certified from the Illinois Standards and Training Board’s 40-Hour Basic Evidence Technician Instructional Course. In addition, individual evidence technicians also have various specialty trainings ranging from sexual assault and death investigation.

The responsibility of evidence technician is an additional duty on top of regular assignments. The officers maintain their roles within the Patrol and Investigations Units to provide evidence collection services at any time to the community at large.