To identify potential sources of DNA on evidence submitted by law enforcement in order to aid criminal investigations.
What we do
Examine and test evidentiary items such as sexual assault evidence collection kits, weapons, clothing, and swabs collected in connection with a variety of crimes.
Identify DNA sources such as blood, other bodily fluids and debris that can be compared to a potential suspect or victim and entry into the FBI’s DNA database, CODIS, if appropriate.
Work closely with investigators to determine the probative value of evidence and evaluate findings.
Collaborate with Day One and other agencies to promote awareness and proper evidence collection in sexual assault cases.
Enhanced the ability to locate obscure bloodstains on clothing by purchasing a special infrared light.
Lauded by Day One as a model laboratory with regard to timely processing of sexual assault evidence despite an increase in overall submissions.