Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $439,232)
The goals of this project are to:
1) improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services within the State, including those services provided by laboratories operated by the WSP and those operated by units of local governments, and
2) eliminate a backlog of missing and unidentified comparison reports in the WSP Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit.
The Washington State Police strategy is to provide funding to local governmental medical examiners offices and coroners offices as well the State Toxicology Laboratory and WSP Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit so that they can complete their respective projects as described in the Program Narrative and achieve the goals as described above.