Trial of Former Sheriff's Evidence Technician Begins in Washington

The trial of a woman accused of theft from the Clallam County (Washington) Sheriff's Office evidence room began Tuesday with suggestions from competing attorneys of greed, office infighting, a lack of supervisory oversight and support—and a cluttered, confusing evidence room.

Evidence Room Burglarized

Multiple pieces of evidence, including drugs, were taken from Newton (Alabama) Police Department sometime between Thursday night and Friday (Oct. 13-14) morning during a burglary, according to authorities.

Training Calendar - Property and Evidence

This is just a brief listing of training courses from now through January that might be of interest to those working in property and evidence rooms. Many more listings can be found on our online Training Calendar.

DNA Solves Crime 30+ Years Later

Police say DNA provided confirmation that a serial felon killed an elderly widow from Ithaca, New York in 1977.

Internal Police Audit Prompts Gun Policy Changes

An internal audit at the Columbia (Missouri) Police Department has brought about some changes in their firearms policies. The audit shows several incidents where officers did not follow the proper procedures.

Houston PD Property Room Certified to ISO Standard

The Emergency Communications and Property Room Divisions of the Houston Police Department (HPD) were certified to ISO 9001:2008 in September 2011.

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Product News

Six interchangeable LED lamps

highlight the features of the OPTIMAX Multi-Lite Forensic Inspection Kit from Spectronics Corporation. This portable kit is designed for crime-scene investigation, gathering evidence, and work in the forensic laboratory. The LEDs provide six single-wavelength light sources, each useful for specific applications, from bodily fluids to fingerprints. The wavelengths are: UV-A (365 nm), blue (450 nm), green (525 nm), amber (590 nm), red (630 nm), and white light (400-700 nm). The cordless flashlight weighs only 15 oz. To learn more, go to: www.spectroline.com