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Orange County Crime Lab Receives NACO Award

Congratulations to the Orange County Crime Lab (OCCL) who recently received a National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Award for their excellent work in Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Enhanced Detection and Collaboration.

Due to the recent increase of people driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) the crime lab recognized a need for comprehensive analytical testing of DUID cases as well as improved expert testimony. The goal was to improve testing methodology, collaborate with stakeholders to identify drug trends, and provide comprehensive testing and expert testimony services. This was achieved through grant funding, increased and improved training and public relations, expansion of drug detection research and development and collaboration with criminal justice stakeholders and traffic safety policy makers.

Great job OCCL and the Forensic Alcohol and Toxicology Units!