Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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KSP Pikeville Post Gets New Crime-Fighting Tool
Date of Photo Release: 06/15/2011
(Pikeville, Ky.) -- Capt. Todd Kidd (right), commander of Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville, visited Frankfort recently to pick up a new Crime Scene Response Vehicle (CSRV) from Gov. Steve Beshear (center) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left). The Ford Super Duty Truck is equipped with everything needed for on-scene crime analysis including a generator, trace evidence analysis and a latent fingerprint processing machine. The CSRV will expedite investigations by providing detectives with greater storage capacity and state-of-the-art tools to collect all possible evidence at the scene. This enhanced capability will assist in prosecuting criminals by providing additional visual evidence that will lead to stiffer penalties. No public funds were used to purchase the truck. KSP utilized Asset Forfeiture Funds to acquire the $30,000 vehicle. These funds are from the sale of assets such as real property, vehicles, vessels, aircraft and jewelry that are seized by state, local or federal law enforcement during criminal investigations.
"Positioning these vehicles at all KSP posts will be a valuable asset to KSP as well as an additional resource for local law enforcement," said Gov. Beshear. "Combining state and local resources, especially during difficult economic times, will provide the Commonwealth with more efficient and effective crime solving methods that will result in decreased criminal activity in our state."