Crime Scene Investigations Unit (CSI)

The Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit is a branch of the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.


The CSI Unit responds 24 hours a day to support patrol and detective personnel in the investigative, documentary and recovery process of evidence at crime scenes. They assist in the investigation of homicides and violent crimes in addition to any other investigation where their services may be helpful.

Personnel Training

CSI personnel receive specialized training in:
  • Blood pattern analysis
  • Casting of tire and shoe impressions
  • Crime scene reconstruction
  • Evidence handling and processing
  • Impression analysis
  • Photography
  • Trajectory analysis


The CSI Unit is the forensic services section of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. The mainstream field of forensics is fingerprinting, latent print lifting and latent print examination and analysis. Crime Scene Unit personnel are charged with the forensics portion of the investigation, from their arrival at the scene all the way through providing expert testimony at trial.

Gathering Evidence

The CSI Unit is required to preserve, collect, process, testify and present evidence in court. All of these skills are applied to physical evidence to determine if the evidence matches the version of events provided by victims, witnesses, or suspects.


Find more information on those who work in this division in our staff directory.