The Frisco Police Department's Crime Scene Unit has earned recognition for its commitment to maintaining the highest standards in forensic science. The unit voluntarily embraced the national forensic standards established by the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), a program created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The OSAC standards, developed by over 500 members of the forensic community, are designed to establish minimum requirements to ensure that the results of forensic analysis can be trusted by the criminal justice community.
Currently consisting of one Manager and four Criminalists, the Frisco Police Department's Crime Scene Unit dedicated itself to meeting these rigorous standards. By incorporating best practices and standard protocols into its management and quality system, the unit aligned itself with industry-leading applications in fields such as crime scene investigation and friction ridge analysis.
John Paul Jones II, OSAC Program Manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, commended the Frisco Police Department's Crime Scene Investigation Unit, stating, "Their embrace of these nationally recognized standards is a direct demonstration of their commitment to high-quality forensic work. As a result, their stakeholders should be confident that the Frisco Police Department is dedicated to providing accurate and technically sound forensic services. We look forward to working with the Frisco Police Department as an OSAC Implementer as we continue to add standards to the OSAC Registry and enhance the practice of forensic science in the United States."