Forensic Science Week, September 18-24, is acknowledged throughout the United States and recognizes the contribution that forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. This week is an opportunity for the Grand Junction Police Department to honor the outstanding forensic science professionals that serve our agency, working hard each day to identify the guilty, exonerate the innocent, and bring resolution, clarity, and closure to cases. The GJPD has several members who are part of the forensic community, including our Property/Lab and Forensic Investigation Team. This team is made up of a group of experts who respond to crime scenes to process and collect evidence, maintain the integrity of evidence submitted, and perform analysis on controlled substances, digital evidence, serology, and latent prints. Most of the time, these individuals work behind the scenes, maintaining evidence and processing items long after the initial crime was committed. In 2021, they processed a total of 46 crime scenes, roughly one a week!
We hope you'll join us in acknowledging the amazing work these individuals do daily and share our pride in having these highly skilled individuals serving right here in Grand Junction. We truly couldn’t do our job, without them!