Forensic Unit Receives GOHS Training Grant

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Chandler Police Department’s Forensic Services Section with a $6,100 grant for training.  The grant will be used to send two criminalists to the Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety: Testing, Research and Litigation held at Indiana University.  The course curriculum includes alcohol as it relates to traffic safety, alcohol chemistry, alcohol physiology, the principles of blood alcohol analysis, and the presentation of evidence in the courtroom.

The grant will help prepare these criminalists for a career in forensic blood alcohol analysis by introducing them to current research and world-renowned experts.  The Chandler Forensic Services Section analyzes approximately 2,300 blood alcohol cases annually for the City of Chandler and the Town of Gilbert.

For further information, contact Detective Seth Tyler.