April 2015 - IAPE Monthly Newsletter
Ask Joe...

Each month, IAPE's primary instructor, Joe Latta, answers one of your questions. Consider writing us if you have a question that needs an answer. We would love to hear from you.


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Hi Joe!

I work for the University of Colorado at Boulder Police Department and we currently have an underused, over-sized drying cabinet that we are looking to update in some capacity. My question is for other departments, and for you, on what your opinion would be in regards to either obtaining a new drying cabinet or using an alternative means for drying property. We very rarely get items in so we are looking for a practical means for secure drying. Something that doesn't cost a fortune upfront and in maintenance, and something that isn't overly bulky. It doesn't necessarily have to be your standard drying cabinet. We are open to any and all suggestions.

Thank You,


Jess, In all of my travels I have seen several very creative and relatively inexpensive options. In both of the included photographs the department's have taken advantage of fiberglass shower stalls. In the photo one the left the enclosure was mounted on frame constructed with a  2'x4' base and plumbed with host bib and drain.

The photo on the right framed the enclosure with dry wall and secured with a lockable door. Both of these jobs were constructed  in house.


Headline of the Month

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 - NBC News Washington DC


An ex-FBI agent appeared in federal court Tuesday to plead guilty to 64 charges of obstruction of justice, falsifying records, heroin possession and conversion of property -- charges prosecutors say may land him more than seven years in prison. 


Matthew Lowry, 33, formerly a special agent with the agency's Washington field office, tampered with hundreds of grams of heroin seized during drug investigations in 2013 and 2014, keeping it in his car for weeks or months, and periodically using it, according to charging documents filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Photo Of The Month
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Photo Of The Month
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