KCSO Forensics

The Forensics Unit consists of officers who work diligently around the clock providing support to all of the units within the Sheriff’s Office who need their assistance.  This unit is responsible for processing the scene of a basic property crime to the most complex death or homicide investigation.  They use their skills and knowledge to process the scene, document and collect physical evidence as well as providing expert testimony in court.

Top Technology

Dedicated Training

Forensics Duties

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Photo Evidence

Photography is essential in case resolution. Having the scene of a crime preserved in the manner in which it was discovered helps assure the case is solved quickly, properly, and accurately.
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Evidence Preservation

Preventing evidence from being tampered or damaged takes skill, forethought, and care. Making sure the evidence is preserved properly is vital to lawful crime investigating.
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Data Analysis

Being able to collect evidence is just the beginning. Analyzing that evidence properly is where training, patience, and thinking outside the box is required.

KCSO Forensics

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Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff