Iowa cops want more funding for technology

Top cop: 'My commitment to technology is as large as you want to fund,' he tells legislature.
Written by Richard Koman, Contributor

Iowa's public safety commissioner told the state legislature that his thirst for technology tools to fight crime is virtually unlimited, reports the Des Moines Register.

"My commitment to technology is as large as you want to fund," Public Safety Commissioner Eugene Meyer told the Iowa House Public Safety Committee.

He was joined by his top deputies in addressing the legislature. Steve Bogle, the current director of the Dept. of Criminal Investigation, underscored the department's cybercrime activities. A state task force aimed at preventing crimes against children has saved more than 40 children from becoming the victims of sexual predators on the Internet, Bogle said.

Law enforcement officials are also building a DNA database of samples and are working on a "cold case" unit to solve older crimes.

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