State Police Crime Lab: International Accreditation Renewal

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State Police Crime Lab To Receive International Accreditation Renewal

The Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory will be awarded renewal of the highest level of accreditation given by an international crime laboratory accrediting organization.  The lab was the first full-service state or local, non-federal crime lab in Maryland to receive this level of certification in 2011 and has now qualified for a renewal of the accreditation.

The Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory is an important part of public safety efforts across the state.  Last year, the lab received evidence from more than 13,000 criminal cases to process in the forensic fields of biology, toxicology, trace evidence, latent print/impressions, drug analysis, firearms/tool marks, questioned documents, photography and crime scene evidence collection.

About 75 percent of the analyses requested came from local law enforcement agencies.  The full-service Maryland State Police lab will accept casework for analysis from any Maryland law enforcement agency.  The lab also houses Maryland’s DNA database and is the state level access point to the national Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

WHAT:          Renewal of Highest Level of Accreditation Awarded To

Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory

WHEN:          Monday, May 2, 2016              11:00 a.m.

WHERE:       Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory

221 Milford Mill Road

Pikesville, MD  21208

**MEDIA TOURS OF THE LAB WILL BE AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THE EVENT.

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