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What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

To minimize contamination while collecting evidence at a crime scene, use appropriate personal protective gear such as:

  • Latex (double) gloves
  • Protective shoe covers
  • Gowns
  • Masks
  • Goggles

Remember to keep your hands away from your face.

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