Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $15,000)
The Laramie County Coroner’s Office is requesting funding to purchase three forensic digital cameras for its operations, in order to reduce backlog and provide the best services to the community. Our office is rural and small and has limited technology to assist with proper forensic investigations. Forensic cameras will help to expedite the process of identifying biological materials, and provide detailed body identification. This equipment will help us to reduce our time on suspicious death investigations. The requested equipment provides real time, on site detection and identification of various evidence types. If funded the cameras can be implemented into our office very quickly. We will monitor the usage of the cameras in relation to meeting the objective of improving the quality and timeliness of forensic services to reduce the number of backlogged cases.