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State of Indiana's FY18 Coverdell Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $395,406)

The State plan is to attain a turnaround time of less than 45 days for 90% of submissions, reduce backlogs, and improve the quality of forensic services.

To improve the timeliness of forensic services and reduce backlogs through the use of overtime pay and equipment upgrades

Utilize paid overtime to improve turnaround time and reduce backlogs at all four Indiana State Police Laboratories. The purchase and upgrade of equipment will facilitate the analysis of drugs including opioids.

To improve timeliness of forensic services and reduce backlogs, paid overtime will be used for forensic analysis and associated casework tasks. Funding will be used to pay forensic scientists and evidence clerks for overtime in lieu of compensatory time. The upgrade of a gas chromatograph infrared spectrometer at the Indianapolis Laboratory and purchase a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer for the Lowell Laboratory will help reduce instrument down time as well as increase sensitivity in the analysis of controlled substances.


Date Created: September 21, 2018