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January 23, 2003

Valdosta - A South Georgia police department has a new and improved way of solving crimes.

The Valdosta Police Department will soon implement a new Integrated Ballistics Identification System. The $425,000 system was recently used to help solve the Washington D.C. sniper case.

"We're the first police department in Georgia to get an IBIS system and hopefully, we can share it with the surrounding areas and solve crimes quicker and more precisely," said Commander Steven Heaton.

The department hopes to start using the IBIS system in the next month, after technicians complete the system training.

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