(b) to (d) The Police handle all types of exhibits (including exhibits stored in electronic form) in accordance with the same procedure. Crime investigation standardsassist supervisors to measure the performance of individual investigators and the quality of the investigation. Laboratory Services). The role of the exhibit custodian is critical in ensuring the proper management of exhibits. %PDF-1.5 %���� NNNN, News Archives | Greater clarity with respect to the appropriate recording of date and time of seizure is required to avoid unnecessary confusion over the documented movement of exhibits. %PDF-1.5 %���� Of the 42 Detachments visited, a Management Review which included a review of exhibits had occurred in 12 Detachments within the last 2 years. Inconsistencies in exhibit management were observed throughout the RCMP. For 2012-13, only 17 of the 42 Detachments had included exhibits as part of their annual ULQA. (b) to (d) The Police handle all types of exhibits (including exhibits stored in electronic form) in accordance with the same procedure. A large number of Detachments visited had exhibits stored in their exhibit rooms which were no longer pertinent and could be disposed of based on the court order. Download, Dear Misha  On behalf of the Commissioner I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request of 22 August 2017. View as HTML, Dear MishaAttached is the response to your information request to Police Ministerial ServicesPolice National Headquarters / New Zealand Police / Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa180 Molesworth Street, PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140  [1]www.police.govt.nz ===============================================================WARNINGThe information contained in this email message is intended for the addressee only and may contain privileged information. This information is also entered into the information system (PROS or PRIME) to document continuity. Biological exhibits - Biological exhibits includes hair, blood, urine, semen, saliva, DNA, human tissue/bone and any other substance whose origins are from living matter. The objective of the audit was to assess the adequacy of policies, processes and practices used within RCMP Detachments to control exhibits; and to determine the level of compliance with relevant policies. �@�X6 practices of both police based crime scene examiners, as well as those scene attending specialists based in forensic institutes. Such issues reinforce a need for enhanced oversight to ensure consistent compliance and risk mitigation. A High Court judge has criticised the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Police for carelessly handling exhibits that are needed in criminal cases. Are you the owner of any commercial copyright on this page? Agree. Addressing the exceptions noted in the audit will provide management with an increased level of assurance that policies and procedures for the handling of exhibits are being followed on a consistent basis. by Shane Gibson At each of the sites visited, a judgemental sample of 10 to 20 exhibits was tested for compliance with RCMP policies related to the handling of evidence (exhibits). For example, in PROS when entering a seized exhibit, the initial "tagged" date and time should reflect the date and time the exhibit was seized.