If evidence is found, process and collect the evidence as you did
evidence discovered earlier.
Take outside photographs.
(1) Include outside establishment photos of street signs, building
numbers, and the like to identify geographical location of the
(2) Make a 360 degree series
building or vehicle.
Record the photograph on the photo log in your investigative notes.
The sequence of this step is determine by your evaluation of the
scene, crime scene security requirements, and weather conditions
to include possible changes in the forecast.
Conducted a search beyond the scene with negative results.
appropriate outside photographs and entered in the photograph log.
RELEASE OR SECURE THE CRIME SCENE:
If the scene is to be released, obtain the full ID of the person to
whom you will release it.
NOTE: Also release scene security
If the scene is not to be released, describe how security of the
scene is to be maintained and record any specific instructions.
If crime scene security is to be maintained, coordinate this
action with the provost marshal and the unit commander or the
officer responsible for the building or area.
actions in your investigative notes.
In a death investigation, scene security should be maintained
until after the autopsy and evidence from the body is
collected, at which time another search may be necessary.
CRIME SCENE SECURITY TO BE MAINTAINED:
Coordinated with the provost marshal for security for the crime scene
to be maintained by MP. This request is based upon the fact that the
scene should remain secured until after the autopsy and