Police Department Receives Accreditation in CSI, Latent Prints

October 10, 2019A2LA recently announced the accreditation of the Escondido Police Department Forensic Services Unit to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 under the Forensic Examination Accreditation Program for crime scene investigation, latent print processing, and latent print analysis. Escondido Police Department is based in San Diego County, California and is the first organization to attain A2LA accreditation for crime scene and latent prints under ISO/IEC 17020.

The Escondido Police Department Forensic Services Unit (FSU) is excited to be accredited by A2LA under ISO/IEC 17020 for forensic services. The FSU has worked hard over the last year to prepare for accreditation and to finally be accredited is a great accomplishment,” said Chief Craig Carter, chief of police for the Escondido Police Department.

We congratulate the Escondido Police Department Forensic Services Unit on becoming A2LA’s first forensic unit accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 for crime scene investigation, latent print processing, and latent print analysis,” said Rob Miller, A2LA General Manager. “We are also delighted to add another organization to our growing list of forensic organizations relying upon A2LA as their accreditation body.

Achieving ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation under A2LA’s Forensic Examination Accreditation Program conveys to potential customers and to judicial and regulatory authorities that an organization has confidence in its work product and that their competence has been confirmed by a third-party, non-profit organization.

 
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