ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The expansion of the Albany County Crime Analysis Center has been completed.
Without the help from multiple jurisdictions, Colonie Police Chief John Teal says they may not have been able to solve the crime so quickly.
“This expanded facility will aid state and local law enforcement in their pursuit of justice,” Governor Andrew Cuomo. “With the addition of new state-of-the-art technology, police and prosecutors will have more resources at their disposal to help solve crimes, catch criminals, aid victims and create a stronger and safer Capital Region for all.”
The Albany center also helped solve the murder of Jackie Porreca, who was stabbed to death in August 2015. Two-and-a-half months later, Colonie police arrested her killer and the getaway driver.
“For the Porreca case, we asked them to look for a vehicle of interest,” Teal said. “They were able to review hundreds of hours of video that really helped free up our investigators.”