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Crime Laboratory

The advent of new technology and the success of television shows like CSI have made forensic science more popular than ever. But the science of solving crimes is never as simple as television screens imply. Behind these doors, sophisticated science and modern technology merge under the guiding hands of skilled scientists to unravel the mysteries of crime.

This is where a blood test can determine if a driver, who plowed into a child crossing the street for an ice cream cone, was drunk. And, were the bloody fingerprints left in a Willoughby bedroom, where the victim was stabbed to death with the phone still clutched in her hand as she dialed 9-1-1, really those of a Wickliffe man?

Founded in 1973, the Lake County Crime Laboratory is funded by a countywide tax levy. The Lake County Crime Laboratory is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors — Laboratory Accreditation Board, assuring that it adheres to stringent policies and that its’ scientists are skillfully trained in state-of-the-art technology. The Laboratory serves Lake County law enforcement agencies at no cost and assesses a fee for out of county police agencies.

The Laboratory has earned recognition for its prompt crime scene analysis, evidence examination and courtroom testimony. This brochure provides a peek behind the doors, to view the amazing technology and near miracles that have created a safer community.







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