Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th St., Sparks, NV
General Business: 6.4
Background: The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division provides forensic services to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Division is a full-service forensic laboratory staffed by more than 40 individuals in sworn and civillian capacities. The Division provides investigative support with a full service crime unit. The scientific disciplines consist of DNA, Toxicology, Controlled Substances, Firearms and limited trace evidence analysis. The Breath Alcohol Section provides support for the Breath Alcohol instruments across Northern Nevada.
The Sparks Police Department will contract with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division for evidence collection and laboratory analysis for an array of services. These services are many times required as "call outs" from the Sparks Police Detective Division on a 24/7 basis. "Call outs" where the Forensic Science Division is commonly requested by Sparks Police Detectives include: Homicides, Sexaul Assaults, Child Abuse or Child Death, Child Sexual Assault, Suspicious Deaths, Shootings, Stabbings, Officer Involved Shootings and Traffic Accidents with Significant Injury or Death. This is a two year contract for the amount of $319,500 in FY15 and $354,500 in FY16.
Alternatives: The City Council could deny approval of the Forensic Support Services Agreement.
Recommended Motion: I move to approve the Forensic Support Services Agreement with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.
Forensic Service Agreemnt.pdf