ASCLD Grants Accreditation to the Boston Police Department Latent Print Unit

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

Laboratory Accreditation Board

ASCLD Grants Accreditation to the Boston Police Department Latent Print Unit

Garner, North Carolina – October 22, 2009 – The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD) are pleased to announce that ASCLD accreditation has been granted to the Boston Police Department Latent Print Unit.

The accreditation was granted during ASCLD Board of Directors meeting on October 15, 2009. ASCLD has accredited nearly 400 crime laboratories since the program’s inception in 1981. Accreditation is granted only after a thorough evaluation of a laboratory’s management practices, personnel qualifications, technical procedures, quality assurance program and facilities. Accreditation is the result of extensive commitment of resources and much preparation by the management and personnel in the Boston Police Latent Print Unit.

Latent print Director Jennifer Hannaford is commended for leading the Unit through the process of preparing for and achieving accreditation in this program. The Boston Police Latent Print Unit staff has worked diligently over the past three years to prepare for and achieve accreditation. They were instrumental in demonstrating compliance and competence to ASCLD assessors during on-site assessments of the Unit. ASCLD congratulates all employees of the Boston police Latent Print Unit for their success in achieving this milestone.

Further information about ASCLD / Lab program is available at www.ascld-lab.org or by calling 919-773-2600.