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DPS storage

Friday, September 21, 2012

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Sikeston Public Safety Officer Justin James demonstrates how evidence will be checked in at the new evidence storage facility in the new DPS headquarters building. The Department's property custodian receives evidence from a door in the other side of the lockers in the evidence room. Only the property custodian is permitted in the evidence room and evidence storage area, according to DPS officials.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Evidence soon to be kept at DPS building

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- One of the features of the new Sikeston Department of Public Safety headquarters is a place to keep evidence that detectives don't have to drive across town to get to.

"It's great," Bethany McDermott, a DPS detective and property custodian for the Department, said of the new facility's evidence room. "It should accommodate us for as long as the building stands."

McDermott said DPS Director Drew Juden wants evidence related to homicide cases moved to the new evidence room "within the next year."

For all other cases, however, evidence already on hand will remain where it is -- at Fire Station No. 1 -- unless it is returned to owners or ready for destruction.

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