April 17 2015 0Comment

Columbus Forensic Services Center Grand Opening

Lab3On April 17, 2015 Mayor Coleman and representatives from City Council, Columbus Police and the Mull & Weithman design team gathered outside the entrance of the Forensic Services Center to unveil the City’s new crime laboratory. This state of the art facility brings to an end the renovation of the Woodrow Avenue facility that brings the City’s Central Property and Evidence Storage, the Crime Scene Search Unit’s offices and associated Laboratories, together with the new Crime Laboratory under one roof. This will enhance the timely processing and investigation of the City’s current caseload. In addition to their existing caseload, the new facility is designed to provide for the acceptance and processing of “Foreign Contributors”, poising the Crime Lab to potentially be a “Regional Crime Laboratory.”

The facility includes office and laboratory space for Forensic Biology, Controlled Substances, Firearms / Toolmarks, Questioned Documents, Latent Prints, as well as warehouse space for storing case evidence.