Provide forensic services to the Alaskan community.
- Analysis and entry into the national database of DNA samples from convicted felons and qualifying arrestees.
- Training in evidence handling of law enforcement agencies.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Timely scientific results available to the criminal justice system.|
Target #1: 90% of requests for laboratory services with a turnaround time less than 30 days
Percentage of State Crime Laboratory Service Requests Accomplished in Less than 30 Days
Analysis of results and challenges:
Target #2: Less than 5% of unworked requests for laboratory service are over 120 days old
Percentage of State Crime Laboratory Service Requests Over 120 Days Old
Analysis of results and challenges: The target goal of less than 5% of unworked requests for laboratory service over 120 days old was not met in FY2021, but remained pretty static compared to FY2019 and FY2020. The reduction/elimination of backlogged requests for service continue to be a high priority. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to thwart progress for the majority of FY21. In person training of stakeholders and staff was more difficult to accomplish during this time frame as well as increased absences due to illness and quarantining. Telework was utilized to offset some of these issues.
|A1: Core Service - Analysis and entry into the national database of DNA samples from convicted felons and qualifying arrestees.|
Target #1: Less than 10% of cases require additional analysis
Percent of Samples Processed in Less Than 91 Days
Analysis of results and challenges: The outsourced testing of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits continues under the capital appropriation fund. At the time of writing all 2,493 sexual assault kits have been submitted to the private DNA testing facility. Of the kits submitted, 2,178 have completed tested (~87% of the total number) resulting in 549 profiles being entered into the DNA database, generating 234 database hits. The testing component of this project is scheduled to be completed in late 2021, with all other components being completed by mid-2022.
The Alaska State Crime Labs in compliance with the 12 month testing timeline mandated in AS44.41.065. The DNA discipline saw a 26% reduction in backlog in FY21.
|A2: Core Service - Training in evidence handling of law enforcement agencies.|
Current as of December 3, 2021