The state is opening a new crime lab in the Metro East. The state-of-the-art forensics lab is located in Belleville, and will offer crime scene services and forensics like DNA, latent print, drug chemistry, and firearm testing.
Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau marvels at the new facility.
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Quinn says the lab will be of service to police departments all over the region. The $41.6-million facility was funded by the state’s Capital Construction Program.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.