Brushing up on criminals
FORGET what you see on television, these forensic specialists are the real deal.
Haylee Buckle, 26, and Nicole Maher, 30, make up the new Scene of Crime team for the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.
Ms Maher joined the local police this week after five years with Liverpool police, while Ms Buckle has been here three months following a three-year stint in Newcastle.
The pair admit forensic science has been given an image boost by popular television shows such as CSI.
However they both said there is a large gap between the reality of their jobs and what is portrayed on TV.
"We can't do our investigation, get our results and get the crime solved in an hour," Ms Buckle said.
"But it has been proven that Scene of Crime officers can make an impact on the number of local cases which are solved."