Forensic Services Section Receives G.O.H.S. Grant

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Chandler Police Department’s Forensic Services Section with a $4,800 grant for training.  This grant funded continuing education and training for criminalists on topics relating to blood analysis, alcohol impairment, and other disciplines related to blood alcohol analysis.

The GOHS grant enabled a Department Criminalist to attend the International Association of Chemical Testing conference in Newport Beach, California, which offered several days of training and lectures on topics including Developments in Alcohol Research, Injury Severity and Driver Responsibility Associated with Buzzed Drivers, and a Blood Alcohol Sample Stability Study.

This grant also allowed a Supervising Criminalist from the section to attend the Forensic Management Academy in Morgantown, West Virginia, offered by the West Virginia University College of Business & Economics.   This was an interactive program featuring numerous forensic management concepts including Developing Effective Leadership Styles; Process Improvement: Metrics, Measurement, and Management; and How to Develop and Manage a Federal Grant.