“Defending truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.” This quote from Simone de Beauvoir – a French writer who worked tirelessly to ensure that all people were treated as equals and that laws, customs, and education were altered to reflect this idea – is a fitting representation of the value of proper evidence storage. From the tools, systems, and processes featured within evidence rooms to the individuals who utilize them, the collective goal is to preserve and protect the truth each piece of evidence holds until it is called upon.
McMurray Stern takes the time to ensure that your evidence room and its supporting solutions are designed, manufactured, and maintained to the exact specifications necessary for the items entrusted in your care.
Maximizing Public Safety Storage
Being Prepared for All Possibilities
Evidence can come in many shapes, sizes, and forms that require a variety of storage solutions with specific functionality. While many of these solutions work for these items in the short-term, new evidence continues to arrive, forcing technicians to employ systems that can provide longer-term preservation. Let’s take a look at a few solutions for evidence rooms and how they play a pivotal role in processing justice.
Getting Your Stories Straight
Your department puts great effort into creating and administering processes that focus on flawless evidence handling. That said, our storage solution experts are dedicated to providing systems designed and manufactured in the USA to meet, if not exceed, these standards no matter what floor your evidence room may be located on or how it is arranged.
We will assess and create a storage configuration that maximizes your available space and operational efficiency. From there, our installers will set up your systems to the exact specifications required and support them throughout their useful life.
Creating a Room With a View
There are two sides to every story. A phrase that certainly rings true in the case of our pass-thru evidence lockers. On one side, you have an officer or public safety official looking to enter evidence they’ve secured for processing into an assigned locker. On the other side, a trained and certified evidence technician is ready to receive, process, and store these items until they are ready for use.
One key difference between the two participants is that the technician’s full-size rear door allows them access to efficiently remove all stored items and quickly reset the locker openings for continued use. With this resolute and secured access, this individual can apply all the time and care necessary to ensure each item is as protected as it is accessible.
Amplifying Your Public Safety Audit Process
The flow of items into an evidence room tends to be neither constant nor consistent. Depending on the events of the day and court docket, technicians may see an influx or outflow of pieces and need to be able to address and account for each specific event.
McMurray Stern’s High-Density Mobile Systems help evidence storage technicians maximize capacity, increase access, and preserve the integrity of highly sensitive stored materials.
Utilizing specialized shelving, drawers, and lockers, technicians are able to secure evidence of all forms in less space, saving space for future items. One additional benefit of the systems is their ability to expedite the audit process by offering a clear and accessible path to desired pieces.
Keeping Supplies Close at Hand
While much of the attention is put on the pieces associated with cases in process, in order to effectively categorize materials, evidence managers must maintain an adequate supply of boxes, tape, and other packaging supplies that are crucial to maintaining the chain of custody.
In order to ensure that the departments never run out of these often-overlooked but always-needed supplies, we offer a range of static and mobile storage systems, each designed to promote accountability and access to these vital supporting items.
Partnering With McMurray Stern on Your Next Project
We understand that new property and evidence come in every day, but the square footage in your building isn’t growing at the same rate. Our custom solutions store temporary and long-term evidence, corrections, personal belongings, weapons, and various records on file so you don’t have to compromise security or convenience. Let’s get started: https://mcmurraystern.com/contact-us/