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Forensic Photography And Composite Artist Unit

(609) 584-5051 ext 5801

The Forensic Photography And Composite Artist Unit maintains a complete photographic laboratory. Black and white, color, ultraviolet and infrared photography are utilized in conjunction with requests submitted from the Regional Laboratories. Typical requests include, but are not limited to, microscopic particles, documents, latent fingerprints and ballistics evidence. Additionally, the unit is responsible for processing issued ID’s to both enlisted and civilian personnel.

The Forensic Photographers are responsible for processing various types of photographic film, digital images and video for evidentiary use. The Unit is also capable of providing technical support and assistance in the use of all facets of photographic equipment, film, computer imaging, video (production, surveillance, still imaging and duplication) and training, as well as photographic applications involving evidence photography (clothing, weapons, footprint impressions, altered writing, etc.) in the laboratory using various types of alternate light sources.

Composite Artist assist law enforcement with drawings, sketches and computer images through interviews and other information provided by law enforcement officials, victims and witnesses in order to identify wanted, missing and or other unidentified persons. The members also create three dimensional clay reconstructions of facial features from skeletal remains. The Composite Artists provide demonstrations and presentations on the use of drawing and computers in investigations to law enforcement agencies, civic groups and schools.

The Forensic Photography and Composite Artist Unit is located at 1200 Negron Drive in the Hamilton Technology Complex in Hamilton, NJ.

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