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FY19 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program - Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $272,275)

The goals of this project are to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science a services provided by the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety's Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (SCDL) to Alaska's law enforcement agencies, and to reduce backlogs in the analysis of forensic evidence. The objectives for this project are to: 1) Maintain the accuracy, reliability, and credibility of results obtained through forensic analysis of samples submitted for identification, and the accurate determination of cause and manner of death; 2) Decrease the number of days between submission of a sample and delivery of test results to the requesting agency; and 3) Reduce the backlog of samples awaiting forensic analysis. The SCDL will use FY 2019 Coverdell grant funds to provide management system and discipline specific scientific training, purchase proficiency tests, provide ANAB assessment fees, and update equipment and computer to achieve the goals and objectives.


Date Created: September 12, 2019