The GBI is proud to announce that the Group of Scientific Space Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science has acknowledged the GBI Crime lab for implementing nationally acknowledged requirements for its forensic laboratory system. The voluntary implementation of OSAC requirements that occurred in 2020 demonstrates the lab’s dedication to serving the residents of Georgia at a excessive degree.
OSAC, led by the Nationwide Institute of Requirements and Know-how (NIST), continues to advertise standardization in forensic science which is able to bolster the general public’s confidence within the work of the forensic science group. To acquire OSAC requirements, the GBI Crime Lab has turn into a voluntary self-adopter. When relevant requirements are added to the OSAC registry, they’re reviewed by the suitable scientific self-discipline on the laboratory. If the laboratory just isn’t assembly the usual, an implementation plan is developed for adoption. So far, 25 labs in the US have obtained the official recognition as an OSAC commonplace implementer. The GBI Crime Lab’s Headquarters facility was assigned the primary certificates.
“The GBI Crime Lab is dedicated to offering superior forensic companies to our patrons and residents,” mentioned Crime Lab Director Cleveland Miles. “The work that we do is of the utmost significance so the accountability to do our greatest just isn’t taken frivolously. We embrace the thought of self-examination and align our processes with the highest requirements within the forensic subject. That is how we drive ourselves as a laboratory system to provide the highest quality work product potential. To know higher, is to do higher.”
The GBI Crime Lab at present has 5 OSAC members and associates representing the lab’s Hint Proof, Drug Identification, & Impressions sections. The lab system will proceed to give attention to offering the very best high quality forensic companies to its prospects and discover methods to enhance its processes.