Forensic Ident Section
The Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Section in Chilliwack is a real life version of television’s CSI. This section is one of the busiest on a 'call per member' basis in Canada.
The Forensic Identification Section (FIS) is responsible for:
- crime scene analysis
- processing evidence
- providing expert testimony in court with respect to forensic evidence
- lectures and training on specialized techniques and procedures to other FIS members
FIS is a support service for all RCMP investigators in the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment and Mission RCMP.
Three of the forensic positions are funded by the City of Chilliwack, 2 by the District of Mission, and the remainder supplied by the provincial government.
A member of the Forensic Unit must have a minimum of 4 years as a regular member in general duty policing before entering the forensic discipline. To become a Certified Specialist they must then complete 4 years of apprenticeship training. The Forensic Identific ation Specialist’s level of expertise is recognized world wide.