Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $212,261)
The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) is a full-service forensic laboratory serving the law enforcement agencies in southwestern Ohio. Approximately, seventy-five law enforcement agencies in eight counties regularly use the services of the MVRCL. Additionally, numerous other law enforcement agencies use the services offered as needed.
The MVRCL will use grant funds to provide financial support for the following:
Personnel and Fringe Benefits Funds will be used to provide overtime for DNA staff to work on backlogged cases. We will not outsource any cases using the grant funds, nor will we contract with temporary employees to work DNA cases. All expenditures will be used to allow permanent employees in the DNA section to work extra hours to manage the backlog.
Training of DNA staff Funds will be used to cover expenses associated with travel for structured training events. Funds will also be used to cover the registration fees for these events.
Supplies for Analyzing DNA Cases Funds will be used to purchase supplies used in the technical protocols to analyze evidence samples for the presence so DNA profiles.
Contracts Funds will be used to continue a contract with the vendor for our DNA sample management software and to allow them to make enhancements to the software for our continued use.
- Improvements to Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Forensic Analysis Using a Short Pulse (100 Femtosecond) Ultraviolet Laser
- Human Factors in Forensic Sciences Expert Working Group Series
- Research on Forensic Toxicological Laboratory Testing and Reporting Practices