The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office recently received the green light to proceed with the design of a new facility, a regional forensic science complex incorporating the activities of the County Veterinary Laboratory as a co-located agency with common service, education, and research needs.
Of the many sources of anxiety in a workplace, moving a work operation ranks very high on most peoples’ lists. This is particularly true of a crime lab, where stress can run high even without the complications of a move, and where the demands for service must be met in a timely fashion.
The Massachusetts State Police crime lab's phased approach to eliminating backlog.
Much like a relay race, bringing a new or renovated laboratory facility on line requires the same level of teamwork. Commissioning is a process that makes this team concept a reality.
By Douglas Page
A one-stop crime-fighting laboratory opened last year in New Jersey. We asked Thomas Brettell, Director of the Office of Forensic Sciences, what makes it unique.
By Jan Burke
When it comes to the state of the crime lab, it’s hard to imagine a subject where there is a greater gap between public perception and reality.
There is one aspect of the design and execution of a project that we as “safety guys” find often stirs up more business for us than one might expect. This is the protection of building occupants and people in public areas adjacent to the construction activities.
This issue of Forensic Magazine is dedicated to facilities – crime labs, medical examiner’s office, and the like. So what’s that got to do with the crime scene folks? More than you may realize.
By Ken Mohr
I believe the best way to enhance the forensic industry is to learn from each other, pressing forward together as the industry advances.
Most cities and towns have experienced periods of time where buildings in their communities, for whatever reason, have become abandoned, later to be either remodeled for a different use or demolished to make room for something new.