The lecturers included specialists selected from local area universities, financial institutions, and representatives of the KCPD and city retirement board.
KCPD has encouraged other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to implement similar programs, not only to help their personnel prepare for retirement but also to demonstrate their concern about the employees' welfare before, during, and after they separate from the organization.
Among the formalizing factors were the following: the creation of a shared investigative database; weekly collaborative meetings held and attended by the KCPD Cold Case Sex Crimes Unit, representatives from the crime lab and the prosecutor's office; and DNA testing pre-approval by both the Cold Case Sex Crimes Unit and prosecutor's office.
Finally, they requested that the KCPD Property and Evidence Section perform a computer query to determine what evidence may have been retained in the property room under the case numbers of interest.
KCPD and the prosecutor's orifice separately review cases and determine whether each one should be approved or disapproved for DNA testing.
A Cold Case Review Sheet is completed, noting that testing has been approved, and is attached to the original investigative file that is then returned to the KCPD Cold Case Sex Crimes Unit.