Respond to Scene
Secure the crime scene
Survey the scene
Look for and interview witnesses
Interview the first police Officers on scene. Ask what they saw saw when they first got there, did they obtain any information from victim, etc..
Look for any forensic evidence (weapons, fired bullets,guns,knives,blood evidence)
Request specialty units to respond to scene. (Crime Scene,Ballistics Unit, Latent Print Unit)
Look for video cameras in area to see if the crime is captured on video.
Check background of victim. Maybe he/she has prior arrests for violent crimes
If you have suspect name do arrest record check on him or her so you know if they have violent past
If victim is dead try to identify their next of kin so you can notify them
Interview next of kin to see if victim had any past problems with anyone (past fights or arguments)
See if there are any similar crimes in area. Maybe one person doing similar crimes in area
Check with any Confidential informants in area if the heard anything about this incident
Check with other units in Police Department to see if they may have an on going case in the area.
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