Field Detail, Production DetailPhotography Unit
The Photography Unit, composed of the Field and the Production Details, is responsible for photographic services to the Los Angeles Police Department and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week The Field Detail is responsible for forensic, crime scene, aerial, and evidentiary photography within the City of Los Angeles. This detail also responds to major public affairs events, as directed by the Chief of Police. The Production Detail is responsible for the printing and retention of all imagery produced by the Los Angeles Police Department. This Detail also oversees the LYNX Photo Management System, which allows digital imagery to be rapidly accessed by investigating officers, detectives and court personnel, and utilizes the Digital Information Management System (DIMS) to manage work flow and add further levels of security and authentication to the digital imagery that is created and produced by the Field Detail.