The Pacific Grove Police Department is being equipped with DNA kits in each of their police cruisers. In the past, if officers wanted DNA collected at a crime scene, they would have to call the sheriff’s department or another agency. Now, officers are going through training at the department to collect it themselves.
“Our database is expanding so much,” says Detective Meghan Bliss, Pacific Grove Police Department. “It’s growing substantially and so we are much more likely, as we collect more and more DNA samples, that we’ll be able to solve more crimes.”