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Review, prioritization, investigation and prosecution of over 170 unsolved homicide cases in Tacoma, Pierce County and surrounding areas.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $224,850)

The Tacoma Police Department's Homicide Unit has a 94% clearance rate over the last six years and is seeking NIJ funding in the amount of $224,850 to bring that same commitment and experience to the department's unsolved cases. This NIJ funding will be used for the review, prioritization, investigation, and prosecution of the 167 unsolved homicide cases currently held by the department since 1961. Specifically, the grant funding will pay for experienced homicide detectives working overtime to investigate cold cases as well as pay for necessary travel expenses and DNA analysis thru private labs.


Date Created: August 22, 2012