Idaho Police Celebrates National Forensic Week From 18th to 24th September
The Idaho State Police (ISP) are celebrating the National Forensic Week from 18th to 24th September. The week is being celebrated in recognition of the vital role that forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identify the guilty and to recognize the scientific and technical professionals who serve our communities in this vital role.
The ISP employees support law enforcement investigations through their analytical work and objective evidence plus they also engage and educate the community and educational organizations by giving demonstrations and lectures.
There are three forensic laboratories across Idaho State(USA)- Coeur d’Alene, Meridian and Pocatello. The laboratory system provides services in biology/DNA, chemistry, trace evidence, toxicology, firearms and equipment marks, covert prints, documents and digital evidence.
Technicians help with crime scene processing, evidence examination, firearms analysis, covert print processing and comparison, imprint evidence collection and comparison, trace evidence examination and digital evidence.
The ISP will recognize dedicated and talented men and women from the Forensic Services Unit made up of 56 civilian personnel.
ISP Forensic Lab combines highly advanced technology with highly trained, dedicated professionals, and results in one of the most efficient, reliable lab systems in the country.
The week will be including a public presentation on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Boise State University from subject matter experts about solving crimes through forensic firearms examination and forensic pathology.
The incident emphasizes the importance of science in solving crimes. During the event, the recipient of the Rick Groff Visionary Leadership in Forensic Science Award will be announced in recognition of his outstanding and visionary leadership in forensic science with the Idaho State Police Forensic Services (ISPFS).
The Boise Police Crime Lab will also be presented with a recognition plaque for successfully passing the high standards that help maintain the public’s trust and confidence in science.
ISP social media will be announcing the first public visits available on a first-come, first-served basis across its three labs. However only a certain number of people will be allowed to enter the labs, because of the size restrictions of the laboratories. The ISP will announce the future dates on social media for the people who have missed entering the laboratories.
The ISP says, “people can take a virtual tour of the labs and see the science behind the analytical procedures in the laboratories. They will come to know how the evidence is received, secured and stored in the laboratories. They will learn about the science behind the blood and breath alcohol testing, verification of controlled substances, etc. they can watch the experts analyzing firearms, fingerprints and DNA from extraction to identification process“.