Eli Whitney Tech students work with Milford PD to build evidence tables
MILFORD — The students in the carpentry department at Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden teamed up with the Milford Police Department Crime Scene Identification Unit to build two tables for processing evidence.
The officers in Milford needed new tables. But after extensive research, detectives found that the majority of the commercial products were well over budget and did not fit all the needs of the unit. They would need to be a specific size, multi-functional and mobile. One of the detectives is a graduate of a technical high school and understood the educational benefits of a project like this one for students. Detectives reached out to local technical high schools and established a partnership with Eli Whitney Tech.
Detectives provided a rough sketch with some dimensions and a list of needed features. The Carpentry Instructors created a design and materials list for the students. The instructors updated the police department on the progress through photographs at different stages of the process.
On Wednesday, June 17, after picking up the tables, the Detectives had a chance to meet and discuss the completed project with the students at the police department. The students and instructors were given a tour of the police building.