Highly-trained civilian employees serve as Evidence Technicians ensuring all evidence and property controls are secured. Advances in the forensic analysis of physical evidence amplified the responsibility of law enforcement in properly collecting, handling and preserving physical evidence.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office continues to be a member of the Northern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory (NIRCL), founded in 1968. NIRCL provides forensic services to the area's law enforcement agencies. The full-service laboratory provides member agencies the latest in evidence technology at reasonable costs.