Internationally Accredited Forensics Lab

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The Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has achieved international accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.

After scientists from the accreditation board measured about 400 qualifications at the Andover lab, it’s now approved, earning international recognition.

It also means access to the FBI’s national DNA database with information on criminals throughout the country.

The lab is the fourth in Minnesota to receive this international recognition. Being accredited gives the lab more credibility and will build a stronger case when evidence is used in court.