This staff is responsible for typing Crime Laboratory Analysis reports, rejection notices, and AFIS notifications for all of the forensic disciplines.
The Administrative Staff members provide clerical support to the Crime Laboratory. This staff is responsible for typing Crime Laboratory Analysis reports, rejection notices, and AFIS notifications for all of the forensic disciplines. These reports are typed, edited, notarized, split, distributed (via email, faxing and interoffice mail) and then ultimately filed back in the originating section. This number exceeds 20,000 reports a year. Additionally, the support staff handles requests (via phone, email and in person) from the State Attorney's Office as well as all Police Departments that submit evidence to the Crime Lab.
The Lab Manager is responsible for Quality Control, Accreditation, Safety, and Budgeting. The Broward Sheriff's Office was the first Sheriff's crime lab to be internationally accredited. Accreditation is a process that insures that the highest qualities of professionalism are maintained by a system of external testing (proficiency tests), internal and external audits to insure the techniques used meet scientific standards, and the best practices in the respect disciplines.