September 17-23, 2023, is recognized as Forensic Science Week throughout the United States. This annual celebration shines a spotlight on the invaluable contributions forensic science professionals make in the field of law enforcement. The Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) is privileged to have several members of its organization which are a part of the forensic community. These highly trained professionals perform a wide variety of tasks including responding to crime scenes to process and collect evidence, maintaining the integrity of evidence submitted, and performing analysis on controlled substances, digital evidence, serology, and latent prints. These individuals usually work behind the scenes, and their expertise has helped and will continue to provide expert product to assist in the investigations of criminal activity. The importance of forensic science is multifaceted and extends to various aspects of law enforcement, the justice system, and public safety. Here are some ways the Grand Junction Police Department’s forensic science professionals serve the Western Slope:
The Grand Junction Police Department is proud to recognize Forensic Science Week and to acknowledge the critical importance these professionals play in the Grand Junction community.