Only 30 lucky people will be able to say they did this so sign up NOW! Would you like to learn more about what a goes on in a real crime lab? Now is your chance to see one. Please join your fellow Sisters in Crime members for a tour of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime lab on Wednesday March 18, 2015. (Please note FDLE tours are only given on a Wednesday – no option for a Saturday tour.)
The internationally accredited Jacksonville Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab provides timely, expert and professional examination of evidentiary materials to aid in the investigation, prosecution and/or exclusion of criminal offenses by utilizing sophisticated scientific equipment and proven techniques. The Jacksonville FDLE lab specializes in biology/DNA, chemistry, crime scene, firearms, impression evidence and latent prints. The Jacksonville FDLE Regional crime lab is one of only six labs established by Florida Statues as part of its statewide criminal analysis laboratory system.
Date Reserved for the Sisters in Crime: March 18, 2015 at 1 pm (FDLE requests that all group members arrive 20 minutes early so that the check-in is completed by tour start time.)
The tour is expected to last approximately 1-1/2 hours and will include experts from each lab section talking about their work and answering questions. The group will be able to enter the firearms, crime scene, impression evidence portions of the lab. Due to the sensitive nature of the lab equipment the group will not go directly into the DNA or chemistry section of the lab, but a specialist from both areas will give us an overview of what they do and answer questions.
The lab tour is limited to 30 people so please sign up early to reserve your spot. Guest/s of a Sisters in Crime member are welcome and their names must be included when signing up for the tour. Please bring a photo ID as you will be asked to present it before you enter the lab.
The FDLE lab is located at: 921 North Davis Street, Building E, Jacksonville Florida. Parking is available.
Please email Karen Herbelin by March 1, 2015 to reserve your spot on the tour. Please note we will close the tour once all 30 spots are filled even if the slots fill before March 1, 2015 – so please sign up as early as you know you will be able to attend.