Purchased by district attorney with forfeiture funds
Using funds from its asset forfeiture fund, the Putnam County district attorney’s Office has purchased two laptop computers for installation into Cold Spring Police Department patrol vehicles.
“These computers brought us from the 18th to the 21st century,” Officer-in-Charge Larry Burke said in a statement. “They enable us to access information very quickly. It could be a routine traffic stop, an accident scene, a need to run a quick background check on a license or vehicle or driver.”
Tendy said asset-forfeiture funds typically come from vehicles seized after a person is convicted of multiple DWIs, or from proceeds seized during arrests for narcotic sales.