Forensic equipment used by the police department is receiving an update.
More than $98,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program has been allocated to the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD).
New cameras, a digital photograph printer, an evidence drying bin, and a super glue chamber will be purchased with the funds, according to a release from Prince William County.
Members of the PWCPD use cameras to take photos of crime scenes that may be used in court. The department plans to buy professional cameras that consist of updated features.
A new photograph printer is also needed. The current one is older and parts for it can be difficult to locate.
The police department uses the superglue chamber to gather fingerprints from surfaces that aren’t porous. To work properly, a certain humidity is needed. However, the department’s superglue chamber doesn’t have controls from the humidity level.
Acquiring a drying bin will enable the PWCPD to dry wet evidence and prevent mold from collecting.
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