For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
Forensics Source Adds SwabTek Products to Narcotics Testing Line
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Forensics Source™ a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today that it has added SwabTek products to the Forensics Source product line. The addition of SwabTek’s tests to Forensic Source’s line of NIK field drug testing products gives investigators access to a reliable tool specially designed for rapid surface testing for amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and heroin.
“We are proud to be working with Forensics Source to bring SwabTek’s accurate, intuitive field testing tools into the hands of more law enforcement, first responders, school administrators and corporations who need them most,” said Bobby Betros, CEO of SwabTek. “We’re glad to offer a resource that enables everyone to safely test surfaces for harmful substances.”
NIK test kits are typically used with dosage amounts of sample found during narcotics investigations. Historically the NIK tests have provided results with over 99% reliability when utilizing the Polytesting System as a means for almost immediate presumptive identification. The availability of SwabTek products will now give investigators a safe and easy-to-use presumptive field test to check surfaces for the presence of narcotic contamination, test vaping products where the NIK tests would not be of use or detect trace amounts of powder that do not have enough volume for NIK testing.
As with all testing, whether with NIK or SwabTek products, it is always advisable to not only conduct a field presumptive test, but also to send to the laboratory for confirmatory testing.
Now investigators have convenient access to an array of tools to conduct competent presumptive field testing for narcotics in almost any situation. Forensic Source will be selling the Amphetamine, Cannabis, Cocaine, and Heroin tests in 100-packs (MSRP of $250.00).
SwabTek test kits set a new standard for narcotics and explosives presumptive field testing, with technology that is simple, safe and effective. SwabTek’s dry reagent-based tests provide a safe and simple solution to put field test kits back in the hands of frontline security professionals. In addition to presumptive field testing kits, SwabTek also sources personal protective equipment available for purchase for frontline health care personnel. Find out more about SwabTek at www.swabtek.com and follow the brand on LinkedIn, on Twitter @swab_tek and Facebook for more updates.
About Forensics Source
The Forensics Source™ business offers a full range of the finest forensics products for crime scene professionals, lab technicians and law enforcement officers, offering both third party and proprietary branded goods. From disposable restraints and narcotics identification kits to evidence-collection equipment and lab supplies, Forensics Source provides today’s law enforcement agencies and crime scene investigators with the products they need. Owned brands within the Forensics Source business include Evi-Paq® Identicator®, Nik® Public Safety and Lightning Powder®. Forensics Source is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.forensicssource.com.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and Nik®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
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