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The Oregon State Police Crime Analyst Unit (CAU) is a unit designed to provide statewide investigative assistance to all law enforcement agency Major Crimes / Violent Offender detectives within the state of Oregon upon request.  The CAU can provide the following services:
Crime Scene / Search Warrant Service Assistance:
  • Evidence Assistance
  • Document Analysis
  • Data Research / Locate Persons
Command Post Support:
  • Case Management and Organization
  • Create appropriate case databases to document, track and organize investigative leads
  • Assist in the organization of Tip / Call center to include a case tip / lead management process
  • Analyze incoming data
  • Create graphics to illustrate links, associations, and identity of suspects, witnesses, victims and other persons of interest
Major Case Management Assistance:
  • Assist with long-term case management and organization
  • Identify and asses potential investigative leads
  • Formulate investigative timelines associations or link charts
Major Crime Pre-trial / Courtroom Preparation Assistance:
  • Prepare demonstrative exhibits to include photograph displays, timeline displays, statement discrepancy charts, and other graphical displays
  • Assist with multi-media presentations such as Power Point and data base presentations
Cold Case Homicide Support:
  • Able to provide the same assistance for cold case investigations as mentioned above
  • Initial cold case review
  • Analyze case reports, develop investigative strategies, evidence audits, and locating of suspects, victims and other persons of interest