On Friday a panicked evidence technician stopped me in the police department, said there was a water pipe break in the evidence room and asked if I had seen maintenance. Evidence was potentially compromised and water was running everywhere. The last 10-15 years staff has fashioned indoor gutters and designed other contraptions to keep leaky walls and ceilings from from damaging evidence. A broken pipe was not suppose to happen. In modern police departments evidence is kept in secure areas not affected by pipes or leaks. I think most citizens know the challenges we have faced operating out of an 80 year old building.
Fortunately for us staff managed to save evidence before it was ruined and we are down to about three months before we move in to our new building. To see the location and pictures of the new building click here.