Forensic Identification Services

Our objective is to assist in the identification of persons responsible for the commission of offences through the lawful collection, analysis and preservation of physical evidence for presentation in a court of law.

We also provide ongoing training to members of the Peel Regional Police in relation to the preservation of crime scenes and forensic issues.

graphics1Detective Steve Lamourie compares crime scene fingerprints with a suspect's fingerprints.





Mandate of Forensic Identification Services

 graphics2Detective Greg Janisse watches a revolver being subjected to cyanoacrylate fuming. The fuming is used to make fragile fingerprints more permanent. A dye process is then used to color the prints for further examination and photography.

  • Examination and photographing of crime scenes and attendance at scenes, where the assistance of Forensic Identification Services personnel is required.
  • The examination of articles for fingerprints and/or other physical evidence.
  • The collection, or assistance in collection, and evaluation of physical evidence.
  • The submission of physical evidence to the Centre of Forensic Sciences.
  • The photographing of victims, property and accused persons, relevant to an investigation.
  • The comparison of fingerprint/footwear impressions, physical matches and the identification of this evidence, where possible.
  • The preparation and presentation of Identification evidence for Court purposes.

Current Forensic Identification Services Projects

Forensic Identification Services is implementing a LiveScan System, in order to electronically capture fingerprints. This system will replace the present ink and paper process, and will enable electronic submission of fingerprints to the RCMP data base. The project will be completed in two stages, with fingerprints collected for civil processes first, followed by fingerprints collected for criminal cases. The electronic capture and submission of fingerprints will greatly reduce the time required to complete both the civil and criminal processes.