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Spring is here, Summer is on the way and the Dallas crime-scene investigation unit are making changes aimed at saving time and reducing crime.

For example, Previously, digital photographs gathered at a scene were put on CDs and sent to detectives by hand, sometimes at distant substations.

The Dallas unit has just started using a software program to share crime scene photos immediately on a computer network causing the information to be shared at a faster pace which could be important especially if the case is time sensitive.

“This way, we’re going to be able to quickly disseminate the information to those detectives throughout the city who need that data quicker,” said Ron Everett, forensic services

The unit is based at police headquarters on South Lamar Street with 74 officers and civilians who gather and analyze evidence, including fingerprints, for the entire city.