Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $164,283)
The Tulsa Police Department Forensic Laboratory (TPDFL) is responsible for analyzing evidential material associated with criminal investigations for the Tulsa Police Department within the City of Tulsa. The TPDFL has a fully operational existing forensic DNA casework section that undergoes external quality assurance audits in accordance with the FBIs Quality Assurance Standards at least once every two years and is accredited under the ASCLD/LAB-International Testing Program.
The Federal funding from this award will be used for the following goals:
1. Increase capacity by retaining a forensic scientist, acquiring a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) quantification instrument (including additional year service contract), purchasing supplies necessary to validate the instrument, and providing overtime necessary to validate the instrument.
2. Provide travel for existing forensic scientists in the Biology Section to meet their continuing education requirements.