Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $236,488)
The Michigan State Police requests FY 2015 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program base funding to improve the quality and timeliness of service delivery in the Forensic Science Divisions Firearms unit. The requested funding will be used to continue payroll support for two grant funded positions in the Firearms and Controlled Substances units to improve throughput and turnaround time and for backlog reduction efforts Division wide. Funding is also requested on behalf of the Oakland County Sheriffs Office (OCSO) Forensic Science Laboratory to increase staffing within the Firearms Unit. A third full-time examiner will assist the OCSO in its efforts to increase casework throughput and decrease the firearms backlog and turnaround times.