New Cumberland County DA Forensic Lab will help solve crimes with advanced technology
CARLISLE – Cumberland County District Attorney Sean McCormack this week unveiled the county’s newly improved forensic laboratory, which will allow law enforcement to use advanced technology to investigate crimes.
“So many cases have been solved using cutting-edge technology,” McCormack said. “Combine that with the talented forensic analysts and it allows me to prioritize cases and take them to court, allowing the victims of the crimes closure.”
PDAA Executive Director Greg Rowe spoke at the news conference, saying the forensic technology is necessary to help identify suspects who are responsible for a crime and help exonerate those who are not. “It’s both pro-victims rights and pro-conviction integrity, and that is something to be proud of,” he said.
The Cumberland County District Attorney’s Forensic Laboratory is one of only five accredited labs in the state. First opened in 2003, the lab was able to expand its technology using grant money from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).
“My thanks to PCCD and the Cumberland County Commissioners for their support in assisting us in revitalizing a space that is a perfect fit for the lab,” McCormack said.