Criminal and Road Traffic Police Units can now use highly specialised and state-of-the-art equipment, the purchase of which was partly funded by the City of Warsaw.
“The equipment for the Forensic Laboratory, purchased by the City between 2015 and 2016 for over PLN 3 million, will be used for testing evidence collected in illegal drug laboratories or forensic tests,” said Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz during a press conference, “It facilitates the identification of tools used in burglaries or found on crime scenes, or the indication of chemical compounds in so called legal highs.”
The equipment purchased for the Road Traffic Unit is intended to provide support during investigations into road accidents and the inspections of fraudulent providers of passenger-transport services in Warsaw.
“Safety levels in Warsaw have remained high for many years. Crime rates have been on a consistent decline. Police statistics are favourable and the results of the Warsaw Barometer survey show that a vast majority of residents perceive Warsaw as a safe place,” recalled the Mayor.
In 2015 and 2016 the equipment received by the police force included a gas chromatography device, a hydrogen generator, an automated DNA isolation unit, a laboratory centrifuge, a fume hood, and a magnetic DNA isolation machine.