State Patrol Takes High Tech To Scene Of The Crime
Five trailers will be used as mobile evidence collection laboratories by the Nebraska State Patrol. The $100,000 needed to buy and outfit each trailer came from savings from job vacancies and other sources.
The vans that were being used as laboratories were too small and required investigators to bring equipment in their trunks.
A device that can look at light frequencies to detect unseen blood spots and hair, digital cameras, fingerprint kits, and chemicals that make blood glow in the dark are among the features of the trailers.
Sgt. Bob Frank says that Nebraska is reaching its goal of having the best science and technology available to improve crime scene investigations. Federal money will help pay for a mobile command post and a robot for defusing bombs.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Omaha World Herald (10/10/03) P. 1B; Hammel, Paul.