Evidence Collection Handbook
Follow the links on the left to view the various sections of the Kentucky State Police Physical
Evidence Handbook. The handbook can be downloaded as a single Adobe Acrobat .pdf file by clicking the link below. This
file is approximately 328k so the download may take several minutes.
Kentucky State Police
Physical Evidence Handbook
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE HANDBOOK
KENTUCKY STATE POLICE
FORENSIC LABORATORIES SECTION
THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE FORENSIC LABORATORIES SECTION HEREBY GRANTS PERMISSION TO
REPRODUCE THIS DOCUMENT
OR ANY PART THEREOF
This manual has been prepared as an aid in the collection and preservation of evidence prior to
its submission to a laboratory for analysis. Nothing printed in this manual is meant to preempt using common sense in applying this
information to field applications.
This manual is divided into sections concerning different types of evidence. Each type is discussed in terms of its value as
evidence, the information that can be determined from it, the collection of the evidence and how to ship the evidence. It is
important to note that the section concerning collection is a "how to" section and can be used as a field guide.
Even though the Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories Section does not have evidence collection personnel who we are able to
send to crime scenes. We are always ready to render technical assistance and advice to any agency. If you need this advice, please
call 502-564-5230 between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at Frankfort. The Commander or one of the Assistant
Commanders will assist you if it is within their power to do so.
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