Technology from Indiana companies will be used by the Bermuda Police Service, thanks to a newly-formed partnership. SmallPond LLC is teaming up with Indianapolis-based Strand Analytical Laboratories and Helix Genetic and Scientific Solutions in Bermuda to provide DNA testing, analysis and databasing services.
SmallPond’s software allows DNA profiles to be uploaded onto a database and compared with reference samples by police. As part of the partnership, Strand and Helix will provide DNA analysis services and the SmallPond software will be used to establish a national database for Bermuda.
"Timely and accurate DNA lab services coupled with a robust DNA databasing tool are essential crime-fighting tools that will be indispensable in making Bermuda a safe place to live and work," said James Howard, superintendent of the Bermuda Police Service.
SmallPond adds the Bermuda Police can also allow their profiles to be searched by neighboring agencies, if needed.