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> Investigations Bureau > Detective Section > Technical Investigations

The Technical Investigations Section of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office is primarily responsible for the collection and preservation of physical evidence at crime scenes.  This evidence, after careful processing, will be used in the courtroom in the hopes of achieving a successful prosecution of a crime. 

Besides the role of a crime scene investigator, the Evidence Technician is a latent fingerprint examiner making comparisons between latent prints obtained at crime scenes with the rolled prints of known individuals.  When a positive comparison has been accomplished, the Evidence Technician will then assume the role of expert witness giving testimony in court on the results of the fingerprint examination.