Crime Scene Investigators are assigned to each patrol team. This group receives specialized crime scene training in order to process more serious crime scenes. All Nampa Police officers receive crime scene investigation training but these special investigators receive advanced crime scene training and are used on all serious crime scenes as well as on some moderate standard crime scenes, in order to free up Patrol Officers to handle the ever increasing call load.
The Unit is lead by Sgt. Chris Rowe, and Criminalist Christine Cannon. Sgt Rowe also leads the Evidence Division. Evidence personnel are responsible for custody and inventory of all evidence collected by Nampa Police Department, as well as assisting with evidence collection at major crime scenes.
Currently the Nampa Police Department crime lab handles all forms of latent fingerprint processing, marijuana screening, shoe and tire track comparisons, AFIX latent comparisons and some trace evidence processing. We currently use the Idaho State Police department crime lab for narcotics testing, DNA testing and blood and urine toxicology screening.