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Equipment Replacement and DNA Remodel

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $1,249,926)

Project summary for 2001-RC-CX-K001
This project will be implemented at the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (SCDL), the sole forensic laboratory in the State of Alaska providing services to all levels of law enforcement. The main objectives of this project are to upgrade and/or repair laboratory instrumentation in the controlled substances, criminalistics, DNA and latent fingerprint units, provide training and continuing education opportunities to laboratory analysts in advanced forensic technologies, and expand the DNA lab space by modifying the current autopsy lab that will be vacated in January 2001. Funds will also support the procurement and implementation of a laboratory information management system for improved data management and evidence tracking, and the outsourcing of backlogged non-suspect DNA casework to a private laboratory to enable the SCDL to more quickly use this information in conjunction with the CODIS national DNA database to solve crimes.

Date Created: April 26, 2001