Given that SmartWater products are near invisible to the naked eye, it is often asked of the SmartWater team, “Are the Police really looking for SmartWater?”.
Put simply, SmartWater engage with police forces nationwide, offering SmartWater detection training and providing ultraviolet (UV) devices to be used in custody suites for SmartWater screening. The liquid fluoresces SmartWater’s trademarked yellow-green under UV light, which is how it is detected by officers.
Officers are also equipped with handheld UV torches, allowing them to detect traces of SmartWater out in the field.
A recent example of this can be seen on popular Channel 4 documentary “24 Hours in Police Custody” screened earlier this month.
In the clip, a murder suspect, Jordan Sherpherd, is brought into a custody suite upon his arrest and scanned for traces of SmartWater by Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Whilst, no traces of SmartWater are found, the message is clear; criminals and stolen property are routinely screened for by the Police, irrespective of the reason for arrest.
This blanket screening not only significantly increases the deterrence attributed to the SmartWater logo but also greatly increases the likelihood of property marked with a SmartWater forensic liquid being recovered and returned to its rightful owner.
This is further backed up by the thousands of convictions to date already attributed to SmartWater evidence.
SmartWater is the only forensic marking technology guaranteed to be accepted into the Courts – as it is compliant with the latest Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice.
Only this month, recent examples of SmartWater forensic technology both applied to stolen property and to criminals have resulted in sigificant results for the Police.