When the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department in West Palm Beach, Florida remodeled its evidence storage areas, they incorporated mobile storage solutions to significantly extend its storage capacity. The Palm Beach County justice system tries 8,000 to 10,000 criminals a year and includes a massive county jail facility (the 13th largest in the country), as well as an extensive Technical Services Bureau, which oversees all evidence administration.
Ensuring proper offsite security would have been difficult and costly, requiring a secure retrofitted facility and a separate full-time security staff. “We really had no other option but to solve our storage problem onsite,” explained McBride. “The mobile storage systems have extended the capacity in our existing facility by five to six years and allowed us time to explore a more extensive long-term solution.”