The legal aspects in a scene of crime are to:
• Identify and contact the current incident commander and present identification.
• Conduct a briefing with the incident commander to determine who has jurisdiction and authorization (legal right of entry) and to identify other personnel at the scene (e.g., law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials personnel and utility services personnel).
• Determine the level of assistance required and whether additional personnel are needed.
• Determine initial scene safety prior to entry, through observations and discussions with first responders.