A scrap of cloth, a bit of wood, an empty bottle, a loaded gun. They're the bits and pieces of evidence from which police investigators construct a case. This evidence needs to be kept safe, categorized and accessible. In Santa Clara, California, the Santa Clara Police Department meets this challenge through a unique evidence-tracking system that marries database and wireless technology.

FileMaker Pro database software is used throughout the Santa Clara Police Department for a wide range of record-keeping purposes. However, it's the evidence-tracking system that puts the department on the cutting edge of finding new ways take advantage of an installed database and the benefits of wireless, handheld computing.

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