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Thread: E.c.u. ?
10-27-2004, 05:01 #1roland Guest
What does the acronym ECU mean, it seems to be a specific Maryland PD's term but maybe it's nationwide.
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10-27-2004, 05:19 #2The kindest moderator
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Not sure. We have ECT (evidence collection team), so it might stand for evidence collection unit. In our dept, ECT does most crime scenes. Our "famous" crime scene unit, only consists of a few folks and only handles MAJOR newsworthy super high profile crime scenes and even then, only if they are not busy - not working on another crime scene.
10-28-2004, 07:35 #3
With respect to Maryland, ECU represently either Evidence Collection Unit, or Environmental Crimes Unit. The latter handles environmental investigations, and is made up of police, prosecutors, and other specialists...I know that the State has its own ECU, and the City of Baltimore may as well. Evidence Collection Units handle crime scene processing, and I believe that acronym may be used by some local agencies in MD."Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper: You can make a hundred brilliant saves, but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you."--Paul Wilkinson
10-30-2004, 04:59 #4roland Guest
Thanks to everyone for their answers, re-placed into the context, it's obviously Evidence Collection Unit, now if I have a question, I know this site's the right one.