Local Sheriff’s Crime Lab Looking To Grant Money For New Evidence Cabinet

(Ward County, ND) — The Ward County Sheriff’s Department is looking for funding to expand its crime lab. Last year, of the 19-thousand calls made to the department, roughly a thousand were deferred to the crime scene investigation unit. Those calls and cases require preservation of evidence for analysis, sometimes for a long time. This is what’s prompting the department to ask for at least nine-thousand dollars from the Justice Assistance Grant program that will go towards a new evidence drying cabinet.

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