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FY 2021 CEBR: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $431,351)

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) provides law enforcement and forensic laboratory services to Oakland County and its neighboring communities in Southeast Michigan - a population of more than 1.2 million residents.  In addition to its local customer base, OCSO provides a variety of forensic services to more than 50 regional police departments, sheriff’s offices, and federal agencies.  OCSO is requesting FY 2021 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) program funding to support the Forensic Science Laboratory’s mission: to provide our clients, the criminal justice system, and the individuals of the communities that we serve with the highest quality of forensic services in an efficient and timely manner. 

Grant funds are requested to retain three DNA analyst positions which were established with prior year CEBR funding.  These positions will be funded for an additional 14-month period, from mid-June of 2022 through August of 2023.  It is expected that all three analysts will be released from training before transitioning to the FY 2021 CEBR award and will actively contribute to casework during the award period, positively impacting the DNA Biology Unit’s throughput and turnaround time and helping to reduce the backlog of DNA samples awaiting analysis.

Date Created: December 2, 2021