Each month, the “Did You Know” video segment of the My Westchester newsletter explores a different topic that is unique, and little known about Westchester County. This month, we took a behind-the-scenes tour at the Digital Crime Lab at the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
The Westchester County Digital Crime Lab provides expert analysis and testimony in the forensic disciplines of ballistics, crime scene, digital evidence and latent prints. The Department is responsible for assisting local police departments in answering the who, what, where, when and why for a particular crime. The Westchester County Police Department is also one of only a handful of departments across the country who now have access to a Vacuum Metal Deposit machine, which lifts latent prints from a broad range of materials that previously yielded little to no useable fingerprint evidence.