Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $250,000)
The Mansfield Division of Police Forensic Science Section DNA Laboratory is an agency that is responsible for analyzing evidential material associated with criminal investigations for local law enforcement agencies in Mansfield, Ohio and adjoining communities. Federal funding from this award will be used for the following goals: 1) Reduction of the forensic DNA case backlog, maintenance of limited turn-around time and the continued participation in CODIS; 2) Providing registration and travel related costs associated with continuing education for DNA analysts; 3) Utilize overtime to maintain current turnaround time and the technical review of a minimum of 30 DNA cases; 4) Purchase equipment, software and training associated with the implementation of a DNA mixture resolution program; and 5) Purchase service contracts for DNA equipment including thermal cyclers, real time instrumentation and a genetic analyzer.
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