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ISPFS Awarded Prestigious Foresight Maximus Efficiency Award

4/10/2020 As published by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), Idaho State Police Forensic Services has been awarded the Foresight Maximus Award for 2020.  Each year we report casework productivity and financial data to West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics for analysis.

The Foresight Maximus Award is a distinction recognizing the top performing forensic laboratories in the world based on Foresight business metrics.  The 2020 Foresight Maximus award was presented to participant laboratories operating at 90% or better of peak efficiency. 

Started in 2007 by a cooperative agreement between the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics and the National Institute of Justice, the Foresight program is a business-guided, self-evaluation of forensic science laboratories, which began with local, regional, state, and national agencies in North America.  Over the years, the program has expanded to include several laboratories in Europe.  Economics, accounting, finance, and forensic faculty from WVU provide assistance, guidance, and analysis. The process involves standardizing definitions for metrics to evaluate work processes, linking financial information to work tasks, and functions. The program has grown over time and its success had led to numerous journal publications, countless laboratory efficiency improvements across the U.S. and a supplementary program with funding by the Laura and John Arnold foundation to examine the interface between Foresight metrics and Laboratory Information Management Systems.  Based on the success of the program and the gains seen by forensic laboratories, ASCLD has sought to begin recognizing peak performing laboratories at its Annual Symposium.

The following forensic laboratories are 2020 Foresight Maximus award winners:

FORESIGHT Maximus Performers:

    • Acadiana Crime Lab, New Iberia, LA
    • Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, AR
    • Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory, San Antonio, TX
    • Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Chandler Police Department Forensic Service Section, Chandler, AZ
    • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, NC
    • City of Tulsa Police Department Forensic Laboratory, Tulsa, OK
    • Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory, Denver, CO
    • Florida Department of Law Enforcement Laboratory System (6 Labs), Tallahassee, FL
    • Fort Worth Police Crime Laboratory Fort Worth, TX
    • Fort Worth Police Department – Digital Forensic Lab, Fort Worth, TX
    • Idaho State Police, Meridian, ID
    • Midwest Regional Forensic Laboratory, Andover, MN
    • Utah Department of Public Safety Bureau of Forensic Services, Taylorsville, UT

Read more about FORESIGHT at https://business.wvu.edu/research-outreach/forensic-business-studies/foresight


Matthew Gamette

Director of Forensic Services
208.884.7217

Cyndi Hall

Lab Improvement Manager
208.884.7184

Coeur d’ Alene

The Coeur d’ Alene lab provides the following services:

Controlled Substances Analysis
Field Services: Clandestine Labs
Field Services: General Crime Scene
Firearms / Firearms Distance Determination
Toolmarks
Serial Number Restoration
Breath Alcohol Instrument Calibration
Toxicology: Blood Alcohol and Volatiles
Toxicology: Drugs in Urine
Fire Debris Analysis

Anne Nord
Lab Manager
615 W. Wilbur – Ste. B
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208.209.8700
Fax: 208.209.8612

Meridian

The Meridian lab provides the following services:

Controlled Substances Analysis
Field Services: Clandestine Labs
Field Services: General Crime Scene
DNA
DNA Database / CODIS
Forensic Biology – Screening
Latent Print Processing and Comparison
Toxicology: Blood Alcohol and Volatiles
Breath Alcohol Instrument Calibration

Rylene Nowlin
Lab Manager
700 South Stratford, Ste 125
Meridian, Id 83642-6202
Phone: 208.884.7170
Fax: 208.884.7197

Pocatello

The Pocatello lab provides the following services:

Controlled Substances Analysis
Field Services: Clandestine Labs
Field Services: General Crime Scene
Toxicology: Blood Alcohol and Volatiles
Toxicology: Drugs in Blood

Rachel Cutler
Lab Manager
5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Phone: 208.239.9900
Fax: 208.239.9887
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