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FY 2019 DNA CEBR Grant- Fort Worth Police Department Crime Laboratory Operations and Timeliness Improvements Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $316,909)

The Crime Lab is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that provides forensic services, including serology and DNA testing, to the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. The City of Fort Worth seeks funding through the FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program to enhance services provided by the FWPD Crime Laboratory. The primary purpose of this project is to improve the capacity and reduce backlogs and turnaround times of the Biology Unit by meeting the following objectives: 1) Outsource evidence; 2) support a Property Control Specialist; 3) improve Property Connect, the Crime Lab’s portal which detectives utilize to submit requests; and 4) provide validation services to determine a “stop at quant” value, below which the Biology Unit is unlikely to obtain interpretable results.

Date Created: September 12, 2019