Biological Evidence Storage

Creating a Custom Solution for Biological Evidence Storage

In an evidence storage room at any Police or Sheriff’s Department, maintaining the chain of custody of each and every item that comes through your door is the #1 priority.

However, we know that some evidence might be easier to store than others—and when you’re in need of biological evidence storage at the right temperature, those small vials and evidence tubes actually take up quite a bit of space, as most standard refrigerated evidence lockers only hold one sample per door.

Randy Hacker, a design consultant with McMurray Stern, an authorized Spacesaver distributor—kept hearing this challenge over and over when he visited the evidence storage rooms of several California-based police and sheriff’s departments. In every case, there was a need to provide a secure biological evidence storage for multiple tubes and vials in without having to lose space by storing them in standard refrigerated evidence lockers.

The tubes and vials of the biological evidence storage solution are dropped through a slot into a locked refrigerator compartment, and multiple vials can be dropped into one locked compartment, reducing the number of compartments and the amount of refrigeration needed for this type of evidence.

Working alongside of Hacker, the engineers at Spacesaver devised an evidence tube drop, which could be installed in the refrigerated evidence lockers. The tubes and vials of the biological evidence storage solution are dropped through a slot into a locked refrigerator compartment, and multiple vials can be dropped into one locked compartment, reducing the number of compartments and the amount of refrigeration needed for this type of evidence. This tube drop has been utilized in both smaller and stand-alone refrigerators, and has been installed in several police departments in the state of California, including the Oxnard Police Department, the Camarillo Police Department, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

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