It is always a tough task to identify criminal suspects or victims of major disasters such as fires. In order to make it easy, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is planning on buying new technology that will be aiding the team in identifying these criminals and victims. The supervisor’s board had authorized sheriffs to invest about $97,000 for the purchase of the RapidHIT ID system. The price Thermo Fisher charges are considered to be double while compared to the budgets set by the board. Also according to the staff report, the tech is said to be “revolutionary”.
The forensic services division’s major impact on the overall field and investigative operations that is tagged with the advent of Rapid DNA should never be underestimated. The district attorney’s office still is continuing to push for more and more ‘Rush’ requests. This is done in order to hold detainees over for charging purposes. Also, for now, the need for timely results is critical and crucial. Biological examination and DNA analysis are currently focused by the forensic team. Their role has evolved to include not just routine but real-time results as well. Rush requests and dangers to the community are the main priority for all these official entities. Any leads based on these cases are attended on time and for that this new tech will aid them better.