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FY19 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program- Anne Arundel County Police Department Crime Lab

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $225,000)

A grant award under the FY20 DNA Backlog Reduction Program would support ongoing casework capacity increases in the Forensic Biology Unit of the Anne Arundel County Police Department Forensic Services Section to reduce the overall number of DNA samples awaiting analysis. Enhanced productivity and efficiency is expected to minimize the existing case backlog thereby decreasing the overall turnaround time for newly submitted DNA cases through the following objectives: 1) Support the funding of a full-time W-2 temporary grant-funded Laboratory Technician; 2) funding for approximately five hundred (500) hours of overtime during the award period within the DNA unit; and 3) purchase specialized laboratory equipment and consumables including an incubator, pipettes, pipette tips, DNA equipment printers, and scalpels for extra backlog reduction casework.

Date Created: September 12, 2019