The Identification Bureau is a unit that is probably unknown to the general public, however, is vital to our Police Organization. This unit is responsible for a wide variety of tasks which include the processing of all fingerprints and photographs that are taken from an arrested subject, or an individual requesting their prints for certain types of employment applications. Click here for public fingerprinting information. In addition, the Identification Bureau is responsible for the processing of all evidence collected at a crime scene. Once evidence is collected and processed, the Bureau is responsible for its maintenance and safekeeping. In most cases, evidence is sent to the laboratory for analysis, and then preserved for later court proceedings. The Identification Bureau is also responsible for maintaining most of the department’s surveillance equipment along with conducting digital forensic investigations and video analysis with systems such as “Avid Systems” for video forensics.
The Identification Bureau also oversees registered sex offenders that live in the City of Auburn. The function of the Identification Bureau is to enforce the NYS Corrections Laws which govern registered sex offenders. In addition, the Identification Bureau has the responsibility to enforce Local Law # 2 of 2008 of the City of Auburn. This law governs where Level 3 offenders may reside and travel inside the City of Auburn. The most comprehensive resource to gain information regarding registered sex offenders is the NYS DCJS web site. The public should be aware that a person must first be convicted of a qualified crime and then be deemed a registered offender by the convicting court before they appear on the sex offender registry. If further information is desired about the City of Auburn local law, or if a person has information regarding a registered offender who may be in violation, they may contact I.D.O. Andrew Skardinski.