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Old 10-17-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Which brings me to a question for the OP. What is the difference between CSU and CSI? I've heard both used IRL....is there a diff, or is it just a region/jurisdictional choice of words for the forensics portion of a crime investigation?
CSI=Crime Scene Investigator
CSU=Crime Scene Unit

All the same. We used to be called and often still called Evidence Technicians...all merely a degrading title to keep us down...
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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are you sure the LT is the central captain? i should know

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Sorry for the delay...I'm working round the clock with side odd jobs trying to make ends meet. Yeah, we are not rich as many presume. Dispatchers even make more than us!!!! Or it figures out to about a quarter of what a Detective makes. Pittiful hun? And we are responsible for everything from petty thefts to capital murders.



Yeah, GSRs can run as little as a couple weeks when send to the MEs Office. However, DNA first off, used to cost about $800 per run and took about 6 months. Not sure who gus is but the LT is now the Central Captain.

We had First 48 crews following us around a year or so back. I was on a few episodes. It's actually the most "real" of all the shows from what I've seen. The CSI shows make me sick. In fact, our program is better than all of theirs...they drive dumpy cargo vans and wear zippered up jump suits.

I was actually curious if anyone actually knew that most CSIs in the nation are actually civilians. All highly trained and degrees required. We've got several with Master's. The SAPDs Crime Scene Unit is currently contract set at 70% civilian and 30% sworn which all began about 11 years ago. Highly successful from any perspective you look at it. Huge cost savings. Outrageous clearance rates. Stats through the roof. Now wanna guess what the association that we aren't allowed to be a part of is planning?
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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are you sure the LT is the central captain? i should know
Well, if you're talking about R. Vasquez, then yes. She was promoted to captain several months ago and is now at central. I'm fairly sure she's still there. I often see her in the hallway.
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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no its t. velazquez how about xman velazquez? officer shirley? carlos guerra?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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I'm surprised to hear the majority are civilians. After studying computer forensics and trying to break through to the criminal side from the counterterrorism side, all I've heard is that I need to be a patrolman to even have a chance at entering the criminal cyber forensics realm.
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