West Yorkshire Police’s brand-new Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) training facility has received a donation of two vehicles from SYNETIQ.
The relationship between West Yorkshire Police and SYNETIQ is well established; the dismantling and recycling business already ensures the compliant processing of the Police’s salvage and end of life vehicles.
The new training facility is based at Wetherby Police Station and will be used for practising and skills development by Crime Scene Investigators. Vehicles used in crimes can contain key clues, such as fingerprints, hairs or other physical evidence. Regular training is key for all CSI teams, as the job they do can make a huge difference to the outcome of a case.
SYNETIQ donated two undamaged vehicles, a Volkswagen Golf and Polo. The cars were drained of fuel and batteries disconnected before being delivered free of charge. The vehicles will be exchanged once West Yorkshire Police have completed the training.
The company was created in March 2019, following the successful merger of four well-established businesses.
They are the largest UK owned salvage and vehicle recycling company and create intelligent solutions for some of the countries’ leading insurers, fleets and police forces. They are trusted to process vehicles through auctions, green parts, and recycling processes and is also a provider of software and VRM data solutions.
SYNETIQ has seen significant growth since the merger and is now pushing raising industry standards in compliance, innovation, value and customer experience. In November 2019, The company acquired Motorman, a St Albans-based mechanical services provider. Headquartered in Doncaster, they have over 570 employees at locations across England and Scotland.