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The Phoenix Police Department Crime Lab Improvement Program would temporariliy relocate forensic biology section, acquire technological devices and laboratory equipment, and process-map current intern

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $993,500)

The goal of this project is to improve capacities and capabilities of the Phoenix Police Department's crime lab through the procurement of equipment that will facilitate their transition to an entirely "paperless" records management system. Phoenix PD will use award funds to hire a process-mapping contractor who will identify redundancies, inefficiencies, communication breakdowns, training needs, and other opportunities for improvement to ensure integrity and competency through process standardization. This award will also provide funding for the temporary relocation of the Forensic Biology Section during the planned construction of their new laboratory, which is slated to be finished in spring of 2006.


Date Created: August 19, 2004