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MNPD Crime Lab Management Team Now in Place

September 28, 2012

MNPD's First-ever Full Service Lab To Open in Mid-2013

The Metropolitan Police Department’s crime laboratory management team is now in place and has begun making preparations in anticipation for the opening of the department’s first-ever full service lab in mid-2013.

When it begins full operation, the MNPD Crime Laboratory will assist in enhancing Nashville’s safety by:

  • Decreasing Criminal Casework Turnaround Time
  • Accessing Local, State and National DNA, Firearms & Fingerprint Databases
  • Processing Evidence from Property Crimes
  • Expediting Suspect Exclusions
  • Expediting Communication and Reporting
  • Decreasing the Backlog of Requests for TBI Forensic Services
  • Increasing the Number of Victims Assisted
  • Decreasing Costs to the Court System
  • Decreasing the Number of Lengthy Trials

Pictured (bottom row, l-r) are Phil Smith (Drug Identification Supervisor), Allen Smith (Information Technology Manager), Ann Talbot (Quality Manager), Ray DePriest (Lab Director), Heather Watson (Business Manager), Larry Turner (Toxicology Supervisor);