The Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1937 in an effort to provide for the better enforcement of the criminal laws in Wake County. This specialized fingerprint identification bureau functions as an independent agency ensuring the highest level of forensic services are provided to support the criminal justice system of Wake County.
The Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification will continuously strive for perfection while setting the highest standards in crime scene investigation, forensic analysis of evidence, and collection of criminal arrest information.
Integrity: CCBI employees will possess moral and ethical principles that no power or influence can impair.
Honor: CCBI employees will have a bond and guarantee of their word.
Character: CCBI employees will have moral and ethical excellence, which distinguishes their behavior.
- Truthfulness: CCBI employees will always be truthful in all matters concerning their private and public life.
- Fairness: CCBI employees will strive to exhibit a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias.
- Accountability: CCBI employees will believe in accepting responsibility for their actions.
- Professionalism: CCBI employees are committed to being focused, confident, and competent while having respect for hierarchy and humanity.
- Courage: CCBI employees will strive to have the mental and moral strength to confront, persevere and overcome fear, pain, danger, uncertainty and intimidation.
- Respect for Others: CCBI employees will treat individuals with concern for their well-being.
- Compassion: Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.
- Public Trust: CCBI employees will always remember the duty imposed in faith of those we are sworn to serve.
Divisions of CCBI:
The Investigations Division is responsible for responding to requests for crime scene investigations by Wake County law enforcement agencies.
The Crime Laboratory Division maintains an evidence receiving unit and is responsible for analyzing evidence for the following forensic disciplines:
impression evidence (fingerprints, palmprints, and footwear)
forensic drug chemistry
blood alcohol analysis
blood drug analysis
digital evidence analysis
The Support Services Division provides civil fingerprinting and criminal arrest records. This Division is also tasked with fingerprinting and photographing all individuals charged with a criminal offense in Wake County.