New State Crime Lab Under Construction

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TAYLORSVILLE (ABC4 Utah) — A sneak peek at the new state crime lab that’s now well under construction.
It’s been 10 years in the making and now its directors can see his vision taking shape.
 
This will be the first of its kind and a state of the art facility right here in Utah. Entire cases can be processed under one roof. Instead of labs scattered throughout the state forensics can now be processed here in Taylorsville. 
 
Right now drywall, empty halls and construction workers fill the building. 
 
But soon Utah’s top experts in forensic analysis will be housed in one location at the new State Crime Lab.
at 4431 South 2700 West, Taylorsville.
 
Jay Henry, Crime Lab Director, “Rape kits, clothing, bloody shirt items will start in this area.”
 
Instead of going to Ogden for firearms testing, they’ll come here to the ballistic firing range.
 
“it’s rated for a 50 caliber so that tells you how large the tank is.”
 
That’s not all, large bays for processing vehicles, the medical examiner’s office will relocate their downtown office to just down the hall. 
 
Henry, “The Efficiency and the capacity and testing capabilities will be an incredible enhancement to the investigation of criminal cases in the state of Utah.”
 
Jay Henry, the public safety’s crime lab director, had a vision of bringing the best tools for his team in one location.
 
The state crime lab is expected to be completed in the early part of 2017. 
 
The facility comes at a price tag of $41 million dollars of tax payers’ money

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