Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $290,899)
The San Mateo County Sheriffs Office Forensic Laboratory (SMCSO-FL) services approximately thirty law enforcement and law enforcement related agencies in the County of San Mateo and its surrounding areas. The SMCSO-FLs goals for this project are: 1) reduce the casework turnaround times and reduce the backlog; 2) support continuing education. To achieve these goals, the laboratory proposes the purchase of DNA testing supplies, the funding of overtime for technical and administrative review of DNA cases, the purchase of two robotic instruments, and fund analysts' attendance at scientific conferences.
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