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LAPD 2023 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program – Competitive

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $138,270)

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), through the BJA 2023 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program, is proposing to implement the LAPD 2023 Technical Investigation Improvement Project.  The goal of the proposed project is to establish improvements to increase the quality and timeliness of latent forensic services in the LAPD for the benefit of investigators, prosecutors and community members affected by the investigation process. 

The LAPD’s Technical Investigation Division (TID) operates a laboratory that provides forensic support to investigative personnel in the disciplines of electronics, latent print, photography, and polygraph.  TID’s current instrumentation for latent print detection, capture, and enhancement of latent print is not up-to-date and is limiting the quality of latent print forensics for the City of Los Angeles.

The proposed program plans to conduct activities to support the following objective: Increased scope and variety of latent print evidence that can be processed.

Date Created: September 25, 2023