A Delegation from Rabdan Academy Looked at the Forensic Evidence Technologies available at Dubai Police
The department of forensics Science and criminology at Dubai police welcomed a delegation of Rabdan Academy faculty members and students specialized in crime scenes to look at the technologies and precise applications used at the crime scene, and the challenges faced when lifting physical evidence, in addition to the accomplishments of Dubai Police in solving the mysteries of crime.
The delegation was briefed on Dubai police’s leading experience in the fields of forensics and criminology. They were also taken on a tour to the different criminal labs and were briefed on the stages of constructing, designing and building the HQ in accordance with the highest international standards, specifications and the latest technologies.
They were also briefed on the different departments, which include the crime labs department, the department of training and development, the electronic evidence department, the quality management department, as well as a training institute, “the Institute of Forensic Evidence”, which provides various training courses to both local and international institutions. It has a capacity for 90 students and contains a conference & lecture hall for up to 260 people.
The delegation was briefed also on the techniques and precision devices used to collect and preserve evidence extracted from crime scenes in the police crime scene vehicles. They also learned the importance and role of each in solving the mysteries of crimes.
Captain Mohammed Al Khalloufi and Captain Rashid Bin Hazeem explained to the delegation about the Crime Scenes Department structure which consists of 4 sections: the Physical trace section, the Crime Scene Reconstruction Section, the Traffic Accidents Section and the Criminal photography section.
They pointed out that the physical traces section aims to use the physical traces lifted from the crime scene as evidence to be submitted in the courts. They explained that the physical traces are evidence left by the suspects at the crime scene, including visible physical effects such as crime instruments, bloodstains, and other effects that are not visible, like fingerprints. The main objective of the crime scene department is to lift the traces in a specialized manner, which is safe from contamination, and deliver them to the other specialized sections and to the case management archive. They pointed out that the work in the department of lifting the physical effects is a very delicate process, it is necessary to raise the traces very carefully so they do not get contaminated or obliterate other traces that can be helpful in the investigation.
The reconstruction of the crime scene section on the other hand, is a reliable section to compile all reports after the work of experts is completed, and to ascertain whether they point to the direction of the crime scenario or not, in addition to reconstructing the crime scene in 3D technology and portray the crime as if it is happening now.