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Yavapai County Sheriff's office participating in rapid DNA program

By Kristin Greene, Public Affairs and Government Relations Director, YCSO

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has begun participating in the Rapid DNA Law Enforcement Program, which is used as an investigative tool by law enforcement to assist in identifying or eliminating potential suspects in a crime.

The Rapid DNA technology allows for the multiple steps of DNA analysis to be consolidated in a single instrument and performed within two hours. The Arizona Rapid DNA Law Enforcement Program has provided YCSO with the equipment that can analyze the DNA from an evidence sample or cheek swab to search the state database for a potential match from convicted offenders and arrestees. The remote lab eliminates the necessity to send DNA samples to the State Lab in Phoenix which can take weeks to months for the return of results.

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