INDIANA – The Indiana State Police would appreciate media support in informing the public about the 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.
Pictured inset, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter (left) presented the Proclamation to Captain Sid Newton (right), Acting Laboratory Division Commander
For more information about National Forensic Week, visit:
For information about the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and the services they provide, visit: http://www.in.gov/isp/labs/
Below are some interesting 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 and for additional information, please contact the Public Information Officer (PIO) listed adjacent to the named laboratory location:
- Lowell Laboratory PIO contact is Sgt. Glen Fifield at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fort Wayne Laboratory PIO contact is Sgt. Brian Walker at email@example.com
- Evansville Laboratory PIO contact is Sgt. Todd Ringle at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Indianapolis Laboratory PIO contact is Sgt. John Perrine at email@example.com or Captain Ron Galaviz at firstname.lastname@example.org