Technical high school students build tables for police department

The Milford Police Department Crime Scene Identification Unit recently collaborated with staff and students from Eli Technical High School in Hamden on a project for the police department.
The Crime Scene Identification Unit was in need of two tables for processing evidence. 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 needed to be a specific size, multifunctional and mobile.
One of the detectives is a graduate of a technical high school and said this kind of project would be beneficial for students. Detectives reached out to local technical high schools and established a partnership with the Eli Technical High School Carpentry Department.
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 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.
Milford police said it was an enjoyable day as they discussed with the students what types of equipment and techniques were used as they ate a pizza lunch.
The students and instructors were given a tour of the police building. An appreciation plaque from the Milford Police Department and the Milford Police Benevolent Association was presented to students and instructors for their efforts and craftsmanship.