The IACP’s Forensic Science Committee recognizes the significant impact forensic science has on the criminal justice system and each year seeks to acknowledge pioneering efforts in this field.
The August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award was created to honor proactive, innovative uses of forensic technologies by law enforcement. This year, five awards in four categories will be presented for groundbreaking use of existing or new forensic technologies and investigative uses of forensic science. The winners of this year’s awards are
- the Philippine National Police: Significant Investigative Value in a Major Crime;
- the Boston, Massachusetts, Police Department: Innovation in Forensic Technology;
- Detective Jason Moran, Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Police Department: Current/Past Contribution by an Individual;
- the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association International: Current/Past Forensic Collaboration; and
- the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Police Department, Integrated Riot Investigation Team: Current/Past Forensic Collaboration.
The winners are commended for their dedication and commitment to advancing the investigative and evidentiary uses of forensic services. Awards will be presented to winners in September at the annual IACP conference in San Diego, California.
More information on the August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award is available here.