Ankeny Police to Unveil New First-of-its-Kind CSI Vehicle

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ANKENY, Iowa – The Ankeny Police Department has added a new crime scene vehicle to help with investigations.

Officials say the $55,000 car has the latest technology and forensic equipment.

People can take a look at the car on Thursday at the Ankeny police headquarters when it’s unveiled at 1 p.m.

The car has been in operation since mid-May.

Officials say this is the first vehicle of its kind in Iowa after being modeled from other cars in New York and Boston.

The 2014 Dodge van was partly funded through money seized from asset forfeitures and donations.