[11/2/16] Ever Wonder What Happens Behind The Crime Scene Tape?

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Have you ever wondered what happens on the law enforcement side of crime scenes?

We asked Chief of Special Operations for Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Dave Helvey, to shed some light on how a crime scene is processed and investigated.

Helvey, who also is the lead officer of the Special Investigation Unit, made up of investigators, detectives, deputies and chiefs from a number of agencies, says the initial primary concern is the welfare of people involved and around the area…

110116 Crime Scene 1 1:08 “…typically will meet there.”

Once the crime scene is secure and set up, Helvey says, the Special Investigation Unit gets to work…

110116 Crime Scene 2 1:04 “…ways of documenting evidence.”

Among that special equipment, he says, is a new 3-D mapper…

110116 Crime Scene 3 1:04 “…in a 3 dimensional form.”

And, of course, Helvey says, witnesses are a big part of the investigation…

110116 Crime Scene 4 :36 “…what’s available to us.”