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Past Events

Local DNA Databases: The Power to Solve and Prevent More Crime

August 22, 2011 8:00 PM - August 23, 2011 7:59 PM

Chris Asplen, Vice President, Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs, and Sergeant William McVey, Criminal Investigations Unit, Bensalem Police Department (PA), speak about the power of using local DNA databases to more efficiently investigate and solve crime, in particular property and drug crime. Learn how one police department uses drug forfeiture money to pay for its DNA program, which increases drug convictions while generating even more drug forfeiture funds. Our program will show how local databases can provide DNA match data directly to police officers, making investigations more efficient and ultimately reducing crime.