WITN  | Wake County, Triangle  | News, Weather, Sports

NC Lab Gets Second International Accreditation

Operations at North Carolina's state crime lab have been accredited by a second agency under stringent international standards.

State Attorney General Roy Cooper's office announced Monday the lab's five-year accreditation by the American Society of Crime Lab Director Lab Accreditation Board. The lab has received previous accreditation from the board, but not under international standards.

The accreditation comes a year after the lab received similar accreditation from another group, Forensic Quality Services.

Cooper's office says the lab is the nation's only full-service state crime lab with accreditation from two international independent accreditation agencies.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The news comes as the Senate passed a budget last week that moves the lab from Cooper's purview to the Department of Public Safety. The main lab is in Raleigh with satellite offices in Greensboro and Asheville.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 261623791 - witn.com/a?a=261623791