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Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

Criminalistics Laboratory

The new crime lab houses distinct forensic science labs—biology/DNA, firearms/toolmarks, latent prints, controlled substance, trace analysis, digital/multimedia, and crime scene investigation. Additional space allows for expansion of computer forensics and instrumentation. Other amenities include: wireless capability, expanded crime scene processing and evidence handling areas, separate section evidence storage areas, and a large multipurpose training room.

Crime Scene Investigation provides 24/7 operations in the building without compromising security for the remainder of the laboratory. The unit can process up to three vehicles simultaneously in high bays that accommodate lifting large vehicles

The building is the first forensic lab in the country to reach LEED 2.0 Platinum certification. Energy efficient and sustainable design features include: ground source heat pumps, energy recovery system, photovoltaic (solar) panels, state-of-the-art fume hood technology, sustainably forested materials for casework, daylighting controls, and LED technology (including specialized LED evidence exam lighting).

The laboratory, located adjacent to the County Communications Center forming a secure campus, serves all law enforcement agencies in Johnson County as well as state and federal agencies and is ISO/IEC17025 accredited.

Location

Olathe, Kansas

Size

62,500 GSF

Services

Program validation, laboratory planning and design and full MEP engineering services through CA and lab equipment planning

Sustainability

LEED Platinum

Architect

PGAV

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