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June 19, 1970
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Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP83B00823R000600150022-2 19 JUN 1970 1,1 ?HM.ORANDUM FOR: The Honorable John N. Mitchell The Attorney General SUBJ~'CT : Trace Metal Detection Technique 1. Some time ago we developed a means to help identify insurgents in Vietnam. Through this Trace Metal Detection tech- nic4ue it is possible to d termine whether an individual has held a metal object within the preceding, thirty-six to forty-eight hours. "1 C- specific metal involved and the type object held may also be identified. The materials used are an. inexpensive liquid solution :id portable ultraviolet light. Z. Recognizing its potential usefulness in law enforcement in this country, Agency security officers have demonstrated the ueci;:iique to representatives of Federal departments and agencies : avinrr law enforcement responsibilities. Disseillination to all public law enforcement officials in the United States now appears appropriate. As I understand its statutory role, the Law Enforce- ment Assistance Administration is the proper organization to accomplish this action. .If you agree:, Mr. Howard J. Osborn, our Director of Security, will work to that end with Mr. Louis A. ,.zayo or any other officer you may wish to designate. IW Rich" iiatm JO (10 June 70) ADD/S (17 .Di.: tribution: Adse 1 - DDCI 1 ER ~T - ExDir 2 - DD/S 1 - DD/P June 70) Richard Helms Director I E~ctudey from auremar~~ I down nrin, anu f dcclass~r;car,co 11 1 - SAVA Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP83B00823R000600150022-2 F Approved 25X1A 25X1A UNCLASSIFIED FORM N0. 237 Use previous editions 1-67 237 ENDEF2 LAT OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TO NAME AND ADDRESS DATE INITIALS I Director of Security 19 i s7ol 2 3 4 5 6 ACTION DIRECT REPLY PREPARE REPLY APPROVAL DISPATCH RECOMMENDATION COMMENT FILE RETURN CONCURRENCE INFORMATION SIGNATURE Remarks : The Director feels that the memorandum to the Attorney General is a little sterile. He re- quests that , who "liaises" regularly with the Attorney General, hand.carry this. Please ensure that-knows all of the back- ground on the trace metal detection technique so that he can give the Attorney General a good oral briefing on the whole business. LKW FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NO? DATE Executive Director-Comptroller 9 Jun 70 CONFIDENIiIAL SECRET 0022-2 Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP83B00823R000600150022-2 Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP83B00823R000600150022-2 Director of Security ROOM NO. BUILDING 4E-60 Hqs. Please return to above when signed and dated.. Thank you. FORM O 24 I REPLACES FORM 36-8 WHICH MAY BE USED. Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP83B00823R000600150022-2 ^-~- TTOM _-~tTOANDDO Approved ForiP -aze kA=; ' $ .' 25X1A 25X1A !~ I "or Of Security NAMZ- AND,~DF2C IJircc memorandum to Gicz::arnzptroller ND PHONE ---'- -- m C A DLL -~ OLD HUF2r_ To ftc_TUr'N p 2,37 llso pravious editions FO 1M fig. 1 1-61 Y Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP83B00823R000600150022-2