Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today joined with Victoria Police to officially open a new $14.5 million state-of-the-art complex that will provide police with the latest in forensic technology.
Daily Archives: June 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding under the FY 2014 NIJ DNA Arrestee Collection Process Implementation Grants Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by offering assistance to eligible States with existing designated DNA database laboratories to help defray the costs associated with the implementation of DNA arrestee collection processes, to improve the capacity of laboratories that conduct DNA analysis of DNA database samples.
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, highlighting its role as an invaluable tool in the State’s success in driving down violent crime and homicide to three decade lows and in achieving the State’s goal to reduce violent crime by 20 percent by 2018.
A year and a half ago, local law enforcement agencies were close to creating a region-wide database for DNA evidence found at property crimes.
But Bill Britt, the owner of DNA:SI in Burlington, died in January 2013, and his business closed. Police have been looking for a DNA laboratory ever since.