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FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction(CEBR) Program (Formula)

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $310,305)

The Tucson Police Department Crime Laboratory (TPDCL) has experienced an increase in submissions due, in part, by new policies adopted by the Department and an Arizona state law requiring the submission of sexual assault kits for analysis. These grant funds will be used to increase capacity in the laboratory to mitigate the impact of these increases. The funds will be used to fund a full-time DNA Criminalist position to analyze cases, to outsource DNA cases, and to fund a process efficiency study to evaluate the reporting and reviews in the DNA unit to find a way to resolve one of the bottlenecks in the DNA analysis workflow.

Date Created: September 12, 2019