Truman Receives Grant for Equipment

Truman State University has been awarded two grants by the Missouri Department of Public Safety to implement a statewide video conference system for all of the crime laboratories in the state of Missouri.
    Dr. Matt Eichor, director of the Northeast Area Criminalistics Laboratory at Truman, is the project chair. He is also director of the Justice Systems Program and professor of chemistry.
    This equipment purchase will increase and enhance current levels of communication, training, education and service among the 14 crime laboratory sites in Missouri. The laboratories are located in Cape Girardeau, Clayton, Independence, Jefferson  City, Joplin, Kansas City, Kirksville, Macon, Park Hills, Springfield, St.  Charles, St. Joseph, St. Louis and Willow Springs.
    The purpose of this grant project is to connect all of the laboratories in the state of Missouri to a state of the art multi-media communications network. The crime laboratory system in Missouri is a decentralized system of 14 city, county, regional and highway patrol laboratories.
    This grant will provide equipment for each crime laboratory with multi-media communication capability. Each individual analyst will have a means of sharing information with their counterparts across the state as well as being available for depositions and other proceedings involving laboratory personnel.
    Funds for this equipment will come entirely from the National Institute of Justice via the Missouri Department of Public Safety located in Jefferson City, Mo.
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