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Fishers PD using new technology to test DNA samples in house
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Fishers PD using new technology to test DNA samples in house

FISHERS — The Fishers Police Department can now test for DNA in just 90 minutes. The new technology is called Rapid it DNA. Fishers PD is the first agency in the state to utilize the equipment."Rapid DNA essentially allows us to build profiles of DNA in-house at a local level," Fishers Police Chief Ed. Gebhart said.The $250,000 investment is only used in two other states right now, Arizona and Pennsylvania. Fishers PD says agencies that are already using the technology have seen an increase in solved cases." Every state that we spoke to as we were researching this project had nothing but positive things to say about it as far their crime stats and their ability to achieve DNA hits quickly and link crimes together at a higher rate of speed," Detective Sgt. Jim Hawkins with Fishers PD sai...