Nebraska State Patrol Crime LabLincoln, NE 68509
Design Achievement – Due to a substantial increase in caseload requirements and the growing importance of evidence and forensic laboratory analysis, the Nebraska State Patrol’s existing crime lab was deemed inadequate to keep up with demand. DLR Group’s design for the new laboratory increases the State’s efficiency in providing law enforcement services, aids in the prosecution and convictions of criminal suspects within the state of Nebraska and allows its users to better serve the needs of the citizens of Nebraska. The new facility also provides for future expansion, accommodating growth of laboratory programs, staff increases and additional programs and equipment when needed.
Scope Summary – The DLR Group team was hired to review the existing program statement provided by the State, aid in the development of an RFP for selecting an appropriate building/site in the city of Lincoln and provide and coordinate TI design of a new 30,000 SF state-of-the-art forensics crime facility along with lab consultant MWL. The new space includes: Lab Administration Offices, Evidence Processing and Storage, Building Support and lab space and equipment specific to Chemistry – Trace Evidence, Toxicology, Controlled Substances, Firearms, Latent Prints and Biology / DNA. DLR Group’s justice team assisted in security design for the facility and worked closely with the state’s crime lab leadership to meet their specific needs in operation and function. DLR Group provided programming, architecture and interior design.