Cities turn to county forensic lab

Orange Co. Register California
As tighter budgets and costly specialized equipment put the cost of forensic technology and services out of reach for many law-enforcement agencies, local departments have increasingly come to rely on the Orange County Crime Lab.
Whether it’s juggling lab work requests tied to high-profile slayings and sexual assaults, dealing with increased interest from investigators and prosecutors in pursuing DNA tests for lower-level property crimes or adjusting to budget realities in the era of doing more with less, the lab plays an increasingly critical role in the forensic community.