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Met Protects 35,000 Mobile Devices With DNA

Met Protects 35,000 Mobile Devices With DNA

Selectamark has been appointed as ‘Official Supplier of the Forensic Property Marking Product for the Metropolitan Police Mobile Technology’.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Selectamark will now work together to mark and protect the roll-out of 35,000 new mobile and laptop devices being issued to MPS officers.

The devices are being marked with SelectaDNA, a forensic property marking product that contains a unique synthetic DNA code that is traceable.

The product is almost invisible when applied but can be seen under UV light. In the event that a mobile device or laptop is lost or stolen, it can be traced back to the MPS if recovered, and can also incriminate an offender if they are found with stolen goods on them.

Nick Roach, Police Liaison Officer for Selectamark and a former Met Police Officer himself, said: “Mobile devices allow officers to have technology at their fingertips while out on the streets. Devices can be used to file details of crime and issue crime numbers in real time without having to return to the police station. The use of technology within the police is important because it allows officers to spend more time on the frontline, increasing visibility and reassuring the public.”

He continued: “Having served with the Met for 30 years helping to protect local communities in London, I am delighted to now be working on a project that will benefit these same communities. Secure mobile technology devices will help free up officers’ time to allow them to spend more resource fighting crime and less hours on paperwork.”

James Brown, MD of Selectamark added: “This significant roll-out of mobile devices and laptops is key to the Metropolitan Police Service delivering a secure and professional service to the people of London.

“The Met were looking for a forensic marking product to protect these devices, which was secure, proven to deter theft and provided by a professional and trusted organisation.

“We are extremely proud to have been chosen, and excited to be working with the Metropolitan Police Service on this critical project.”

For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.

Mobile: +44(0)7905 623819
Email: angela.singleton@selectamark.co.uk
Twitter: @selectadna

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