The Forensic Unit receives and processes evidence gathered by officers of this department during the course of an investigation. Investigators examine physical evidence including fingerprints which may be submitted to New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York State Police or Federal Bureau of Investigations laboratories for analysis and possible identification. The Colonie Police Forensic Unit was one of the first specialty forensic units in the Capital District. The science of crime scene processing and evidence recovery plays a crucial role in the prosecution of criminal cases. Investigators in this unit receive detailed and ongoing training in the latest forensic trends.