Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $45,000)
The Beaufort County Sheriffs Office Forensic Services Laboratory provides forensic DNA testing of biological evidence recovered from criminal investigations in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
This project will fund the purchase of an Arrowhead Forensics Dual 77 Investigation Laser to replace the laboratorys current alternate light source. The Dual 77 will improve the laboratorys ability to visualize and identify body fluid evidence from clothing and bed linens.
Funds will also be used to purchase a third user license for the laboratorys TrueAllele probabilistic genotyping software to allow simultaneous logins for all three of the laboratorys TrueAllele users. Finally, funds will be used to purchase casework supplies for cases submitted by agencies from outside of Beaufort County, which are not supported by regular funding from the Beaufort County Council. NCA/NCF