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Crime evidence has a special place in River Falls police department

December 7, 2016

The River Falls Police Department (RFPD), like many police departments throughout the country, has an evidence lockup where crime evidence is preserved and maintained for the complete duration of a criminal’s sentence. “We keep the evidence. We collect it, hopefully at the beginning of the case. We keep it all through the trial period. If the person is found guilty, we have to keep the evidence all through their sentence,” said Investigator Jennifer Knutson, who presides over the lockup.

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River Falls police to add dashboard cameras to patrol cars next year

December 7, 2016

For the first time, the River Falls Police Department (RFPD) will be incorporating dashboard cameras into its patrol cars during the first quarter of 2017, according to the chief of police. Gordon Young, who has served as the chief for the RFPD since January of this year, said in an email that all five of the department’s patrol cars will have them installed. Most the cost will be covered by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. “The cost is $5,000 for all five cameras. We will pay $1,000 and the grant pays the rest,” he said.

River Falls Update, No. 64

Watch the May 6, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about how Student Senate operates and about Dance Theatre’s spring concert.

River Falls Update, No. 63

April 23, 2016

Watch the April 22, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured is a story about how two Mexico-born visiting instructors are helping students in the glass studio.

River Falls Update, No. 62

April 8, 2016

Watch the April 8, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about campus resources that teach students about negotiating a salary and a Hudson-based business that is helping honeybee populations.