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What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

Investigators and Evidence Technicians

Retaining Evidentiary Value

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For DNA evidence to retain evidentiary value:

  • Designate a secure area in close proximity to the scene for biohazardous trash and equipment
  • Use protective gear to prevent exposure to biohazardous materials and to prevent the contamination of evidence
  • Clean re-usable or dispose of single-use tools and equipment between evidence collections
  • Utilize single-use equipment when collecting body fluids

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