Identification Unit

The Identification Unit is responsible for collecting and analyzing evidence that is left at a crime scene or that an officer tags as evidence. There are several ways that evidence is collected and preserved. They also submit this evidence for chemical analysis when needed.

The Identification Unit is also responsible for taking photographs and fingerprints, commonly refereed to as mugging and printing, of people who are charged with certain criminal offenses. These photographs and fingerprints are then entered into a database that is utilized by law enforcement throughout the United States.

The Identification Unit will also fingerprint individuals that need criminal background checks for employment. Residents that need to be fingerprinted may come the Erie Police Department Tuesday and Thursday’s between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. You are encouraged to call prior to coming to the Erie Police Department to ensure someone is available.

Resdients who have been given a fingerprint order from a Judge can come to the Erie Police Department Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. You are encouraged to call prior to coming to the Erie Police Department to ensure someone is available.

For more information regarding the Identification Unit contact:

Identification Unit
Lt. Christopher Crawford   Phone: (814) 870-1140
    E-Mail: ccrawford@erie.pa.us
       
Sgt. Kenneth Kensill   Phone: (814) 870-1140
    E-Mail: kkensill@erie.pa.us