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BSO UNVEILS NEW CRIME-FIGHTING TOOL

What’s 40-feet long weighs 29,000 pounds and can help catch crooks?

Don’t look for a punch line. The answer is a new and improved Crime Scene Mobile Laboratory. It’s the latest crime-fighting tool for the Broward Sheriff's Office, due to be unveiled on Thursday, April 11, 2002.

The Crime Scene Mobile Laboratory is designed to give detectives a multi-tasking platform from which they can coordinate major investigations. With this new tool, criminal investigation detectives can coordinate their efforts in the field as crime scene detectives comb through valuable evidence. The lab will serve BSO and other law enforcement agencies requesting assistance at crime scenes.

On-board state-of-the-art gear allows investigators to gather and process fingerprints, hairs, and fibers while still on the scene of a crime. A diesel generator capable of pushing out 20,000 watts of power can run for weeks, providing electricity for the lab’s two lasers, digital imaging station, satellite navigation system, state-of-the-art computers, 8,000 watt overhead lights, self-leveling jack system, air conditioning, and other amenities.

“Progressive and proactive law enforcement depends not only on the best and the brightest minds, but also on the finest and most advanced technologies,” said Sheriff Ken Jenne. “Our commitment to the people of the county as well as to the men and women of BSO is reflected in the addition of this new Mobile Crime Scene Lab to our arsenal of crime-fighting tools.”

BSO’s Crime Scene Mobile Laboratory is truly one of a kind. More than
18-months of painstaking work went into the design and building of the lab. It is an invaluable piece of equipment for investigators, whether at a crime scene or following a natural disaster.

Sheriff Jenne will unveil the Crime Scene Mobile Laboratory on Thursday, April 11, 2002 during a brief ceremony scheduled for 10:30 am in the parking lot behind the RON COCHRAN PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING.

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