COW has just learned from Senator Barbara Boxer’s office that Congress has just approved $600,000 in federal funds to help the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office improve its criminal justice and evidence laboratory. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory provides support to a wide variety of criminal justice agencies and is badly in need of up-dating. With this funding, the lab will be able to offer more scientific support to criminal justice agencies including local law enforcement, state agencies and federal agencies including the FBI. Since Woodside is policed under contract with the County Sheriff, this will directly benefit us. We applaud the efforts of the Sheriff to modernize this important function.
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