DENVER - Denver Police Chief Robert White says he's trying to streamline the department, and improve its ability to fight crime.
Part of that plan involves replacing seasoned veterans in the Crime Lab with civilians.

The officers would be shifted to other positions -- detectives, technicians and patrol officers.

“We sort of have the philosophy that if it doesn’t require a gun and badge, we should be asking ourselves, ‘Why are we having police officers doing it?’” White said.
Several large jurisdictions have already put this into place: Dallas, San Antonio and Austin in Texas, Salt Lake City, Louisville Kentucky, Miami and Philadelphia.

I hope this concept is expanded to many areas of departments-entering reports into NCIS, processing BOLO's, combing social media sites for crime related information, MP and UID matching....