Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $926,087)
The Indiana State Police (ISP) is the agency that is responsible for analyzing evidentiary material associated with criminal investigations for all state and local law enforcement agencies within the state of Indiana with the exception of Indianapolis/Marion County. The Federal funding from this award will assist in giving analysts more time and supplies to work forensic casework. This award will be specifically used for the following goals: 1) Reduce the backlog and turnaround time of forensic biology cases; 2) Increase the analytical capabilities of the ISP casework laboratories; 3) Maintain continuing education for all analysts in the lab; 4) Ensure compliance with national standards. Grant funds will be used to fund two forensic technicians to support casework analysis, for casework overtime, and to purchase supplies for analysis of forensic biology cases. Equipment will be purchased to replace old models that have reached their expected life span.