WODBURY - In times of crisis, Nassau County police are increasingly reliant on new technologies.

In part one of News 12 Long Island’s "Eyes of the Law" series, Rich Barrabi reveals some of the tools of the trade, and how police believe they will help to save lives. 

Officials say all of the tools and gadgets are paid for by funds confiscated from criminals.

Detective Sgt. Pat Ryder says last year, the Nassau County Police Department hauled in nearly $30 million in asset forfeiture funds. 

Ryder says they use most of the funds on intelligence gathering.