The earliest reference for forensic processing by EPD personnel is from 1959. Detectives originally performed the forensic skills and chose to work in the assignment. No formal date can be located for a unit being established.
Over the years the following forensic disciplines were performed:
35 mm Film Processing
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Serial Number Restoration
Today the Eugene Police Department’s Forensic Evidence Unit (FEU) employs one working supervisor, four full-time civilian forensic analysts, one forensic technician, an administrative aide, and has multiple volunteers. The Unit Supervisor is Jason Petersen.
"To serve the criminal justice needs of the community through education and the application of accepted scientific techniques to the preservation and analysis of physical evidence."
Provide thorough and timely analysis of physical evidence
Foster professional relationships within the law enforcement and forensic science communities
Achieve and maintain status as recognized leaders in our fields through receiving and providing the highest quality training
Offer the community education and involvement opportunities in forensic science
Maintain the recognized ethical standards of our profession
Create an environment that encourages initiative, scientific creativity and professional excellence