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Police hope for big edge with tiny DNA dots

| | April 25, 2013
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PALM BAY, Fla. — Residents in central Florida will be the first in the U.S. and Canada to use a new high-tech tool using a DNA-like adhesive to combat property crime.

The Cop Dots DNA program, Palm Bay Police Chief Doug Muldoon said, allows people to mark their property with a unique (and very tiny) number sequence that can be scanned by police who recover stolen goods.

“The fact that we can readily identify property wherever it is makes a big difference,” Muldoon said during a news conference Tuesday announcing the program’s rollout. “This technology changes the way law enforcement approaches property crime.”

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