The Technical Services Bureau provides crime scene investigation to the Wichita Police Department through the recognition, collection, and preservation of physical evidence. The Technical Services Bureau provides this department and outside agencies with the examination and analysis of physical evidence and expert testimony in a court of law to aid in the prosecution of the guilty and the protection of the innocent.
There are eleven Crime Scene Investigators and two Crime Scene Supervisors assigned to the Crime Lab. Investigators are responsible for investigating crimes such as homicides, suicides, dead bodies, robberies, rapes, drive-by shootings, assaults, burglaries, auto thefts, and any other crime where a specialized skill is needed. Other responsibilities may include attending autopsies.
The mission statement of the Property & Evidence Section of the Technical Services Bureau is to provide the Wichita Police Department with professional service in the intake, storage, handling, and disposal of all evidence, found and personal property. Secondly to provide the public with their property in the most timely manner legally possible.