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Decatur Police Show Off New CSI Truck
Decatur police have a new CSI vehicle that the department says will help them process major crime scenes more effectively.
Today, Decatur police showed off the new truck, which the criminal investigation division will use. The vehicle comes equipped with a walk-in evidence collection area. It will be used to investigate violent and complex crimes.
"I think it will make a difference," Decatur Police Deputy Chief David Dickerson said. "Just providing a better working environment makes a difference for the collection of evidence. This will provide for less contamination of evidence."
Decatur police said detectives can be out at a crime scene for more than 12 hours at a time. The new rolling crime lab also affords investigators a place to escape harsh weather conditions.