Governor Holcomb issues proclamation for Forensic Science Week Sept 18 – 24

Supt and Newton
Pictured :Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter (left) presented the Proclamation to Captain Sid Newton (right), Acting Laboratory Division Commander

10th Annual National Forensic Science Week occurring September 18-24, 2022. National Forensic Science Week brings recognition to the role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty.

Below are some stats from the past year (2021): 

There were 24,048 new cases submitted for analysis at the four Indiana State Police laboratories
Crime Scene Investigators responded to 1,388 different crime scenes throughout the state
Polygraph Examiners conducted 444 polygraph tests
The total number of Indiana offender samples being searched in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) was more than 373,000.  
In 2020, there were 708 cases in Indiana linked to a potential suspect by a CODIS DNA match

There are four Indiana State Police laboratory facilities statewide
Lowell Laboratory   
Fort Wayne Laboratory
 Evansville Laboratory
Indianapolis Laboratory at 2022 Forensic Science Week Proclamation

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