Department is required by law to photograph and fingerprint any
person who is arrested for an indictable offense. This must be done
at the time of the arrest in accordance with procedures established
by New Jersey's State Police Superintendent. Specific forms must
be used and copies of these records must be forwarded to the State
Bureau of Identification. At the present time there are thousands
of criminal histories and fingerprint records on file in the A Sheriff's
Identification Section. These records are also saved on microfilm
to preserve them for the future.
will create photo line-ups and mug-shot books for the victims of
crimes upon request from various police agencies. Pictures are selected
from our extensive files which contain over 100,000 slides of individuals
who have been arrested for committing crimes. The Identification
Section distributes criminal records to other law enforcement and
justice agencies. Enlargements of fingerprints and other evidence
are made to be used at criminal trials for courtroom testimony.
Crime scene investigation, laboratory work and evidence processing
is conducted by the I.D. Section.