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FY 2019 DNA Backlog Reduction Program - San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $384,923)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Scientific Investigations Division (Crime Laboratory) is responsible for analyzing evidential material associated with criminal investigations for local law enforcement agencies within the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside. The overall goals of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Crime Laboratory are to increase the throughput of our DNA laboratory, reduce DNA casework backlog and reduce DNA case turnaround time. Our objectives will be to fund a new DNA Criminalist position to assist with the analysis of sexual assault kits, fund overtime and supplies to complete backlogged DNA cases, fund necessary training of analysts, and fund the replacement of aging equipment within the lab.

Date Created: September 12, 2019