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Baltimore Police Department Crime Lab DNA Backlog Reduction FY19

Award Information

Award #
2019-DN-BX-0088
Location
Awardee County
Not
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$252,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $252,000)

The Baltimore Police Department’s Crime Laboratory (BPD-CL) is the agency section responsible for analyzing material evidence associated with criminal investigations for all local law enforcement agencies within the City of Baltimore. The Federal funding from this award will be used for the following goals: 1) Reduce the backlog and improve turnaround through increased sample processing; and 2) improve TrueAllele case processing times. These goals will be achieved through the support of three scientists to work samples and screen cases and the purchase of six servers with improved processors to reduce computing time for each case. The funding will allow the BPD-CL to increase its work capacity by at least 10 percent regarding the average number of Forensic DNA samples analyzed per month, and reduce the average backlog of casework by approximately 15 percent.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2019