Sheriff's crime lab gets national accreditation

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently received some national acclaim.

The CSI Lab helped the department become the fourth in the state to earn an accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. The accreditation places deputies in the CSI Lab among the nation's best in fingerprint processing and ballistic firearm analysis.

"We meet the same standard and we follow the same standard as the North Carolina State Crime Lab," Det. Lauren White said. "However, with our backlog, we're still able to work cases and get results back to those agencies faster than the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory."

The accreditation will allow the sheriff's lab to process crime scenes for agencies across the state as well as for federal agencies like ATF.

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Really good news and a "Positive" for the department.
If they do work for other agencies I wonder if they will pay for the service to support the LAB.

Nicely done folks...

Vog

Wouldn't it make sense to combine the city and county crime labs to make one big crime lab? Resources then would be spent for the good instead of paying for 2 different buildings and equipment. Most of the crimes include all of New Hanover County and if all departments in the county pitched in the costs could be shared and crimes could be solved alot quicker.

"The accreditation will allow the sheriff's lab to process crime scenes for agencies across the state as well as for federal agencies like ATF."