Additional Information

Tours, Job Shadows and Presentations
  • Tours – please call 541-682-2809- Due to our workload and staffing the FEU can only provide tours on a case by case basis. All tours must be approved and reviewed prior. Most tours occur during regular business hours.
  • Job Shadows – please call 541-682-2800- Due to our workload and staffing the FEU cannot provide typical job shadows. On a case by case basis short tours and questions sessions can be set up.
  • Presentations – please call 541-682-2800- Due to our workload and staffing limitations presentations can only be provided on a case by case basis and must be reviewed and approved.

What to Do When You Locate Additional Evidence
Before an EPD Officer responds:
  • Do not move or handle the item.
  • If you or others you know have already handled the item notify the Officer ASAP (it doesn’t mean processing can‘t happen, it will help to have that information to eliminate your prints) and place the item in a clean paper or plastic bag.
  • If the item of evidence is going to be destroyed by mother nature or another means, cover the item in place. If covering isn’t going to be sufficient, carefully handle the item while wearing gloves or not physically touching the item and place the item in a clean paper or plastic bag.

After an EPD Officer has responded and left:
  • Attempt to contact the Officer for instructions or to determine investigative interest. The Officer may need to return. The Officer should provide you directions for how to best handle the evidence.
  • If unable to reach an Officer, carefully handle the item while wearing gloves or not physically touching the item and place the item in a clean paper or plastic bag.

Recognitions
The FEU is currently working toward ASCLD accreditation and has been awarded the Paul Coverdale NIJ grant to assist in that effort.

FEU has a staff member on the FBI’s Scientific Working Group for Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology. The FEU is listed as the INTERPOL contact for AFIS entry in the Pacific Northwest.