Evidence Response Team

The Elmira Police Department Evidence Response Team (ERT) is comprised of 10 members of the Elmira Police Department who are all State Certified Evidence Technicians. These members are of various ranks within the department and are overseen by a designated Officer in Charge (OIC).

Members of the ERT are tasked with responding to the scene of significant incidents or crimes where evidence is present or needs to be developed and/or collected. ERT members will respond to, but are not limited to, Homicides, Assaults, Fatal Accidents, Sexual Assaults, Shooting Scenes and whenever requested by an on-duty Supervisor. ERT members receive continuous training in areas such as evidence collection, evidence processing, crime scene photography, accident reconstruction and other related fields.