“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” This quote from the second President of the United States, John Adams, outlines the vital role evidence collection plays in determining fault within criminal cases. Without indisputable scientific evidence, critical pieces of an incident’s story can be omitted, presenting an incomplete picture of what truly occurred during the moment in question.
Spacesaver knows the value of evidence collection and storage and reflects that value in the evidence storage systems we manufacture at our headquarters in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Monitored and tracked from the moment it is collected, the integrity of each piece of evidence must be preserved and this fact is a leading consideration in every system and component we deliver.
In our previous evidence blog, we covered the origins of evidence storage. In the examples listed below, we will focus on solutions designed to support the initial stage of evidence storage, which occurs at intake and leads up to its use in the judicial process.
A Fit for Each Case
When bringing a suspect in for processing, officers will search their person and possessions to identify and categorize private and personal items. Some of these items, are determined to be relevant to a potential case and must be preserved in their exact condition for processing. And, as they may range in state and value, several storage options must be at the ready for use by officers. Let’s take a look at a few of these different intake and temporary/short-term storage solutions.
Refrigerated Evidence Locker
Specifically engineered for storing perishable items that must remain within a consistent temperature range, our large and small sized refrigerated evidence lockers are ideal for short-term and long-term use, and can be integrated into existing evidence locker banks.
Narcotics Evidence Locker
Spacesaver’s Narcotics Evidence Locker is designed to provide extra security for a police department’s drug evidence collection and storage needs. In addition, it can be connected with its HVAC system to reduce odor, improve air quality, and protect technicians from safety hazards.
Weapons Evidence Locker
Spacesaver’s Weapons Evidence Locker combines all the essential weapons storage features your police department needs with the double-security standards required by the industry. Providing all of this, in a more space- and cost-efficient solution.
Local Solutions for Your Community
No matter what shape, size, or form your evidence presents itself in, Spacesaver has the expertise and solutions to preserve it and the safety of your community. Supported by an extensive network of expert local consultants and installers, our evidence storage systems keep the chain of custody secure from intake and beyond.
Securing the Burden of Proof
Spacesaver has been helping departments save space, improve security, and preserve justice for almost 50 years. Contact us to learn more about our evidence lockers and other secure storage solutions, and to get a quote from your local Spacesaver consultant.