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Jefferson County unveils new regional crime laboratory

GOLDEN — A new crime lab serving Jefferson County law enforcement agencies is now in operation and should greatly reduce the wait time on forensic analysis that in the past was sent to a state laboratory.

The new lab is at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s complex, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, and will serve the sheriff’s office and the Lakewood, Arvada, Golden and Wheat Ridge police departments.

“We anticipate that we will be cutting time frames in half of what we have been experiencing,” Jeffco Sheriff’s Office division chief Jeff Shrader said.

The new 16,500 square-foot facility is more than six times the size of the old crime lab at the sheriff’s complex and will employ 14 people with the ability to expand to 22. The old lab employed seven people. The new lab workers will be a mix of new hires and people from the Lakewood and Arvada police departments.

The new lab was part of a $34.8 million project to improve the sheriff’s complex. Shrader said the lab accounted for about 35 percent of that cost.

New services added will include DNA and serology analysis as well as an indoor garage for vehicle analysis and a firearm examination room.

Gentry Roth, supervisor of chemistry and forensic biology for the lab, has been working at a lab run by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and will be moving over to run the DNA portion of the new lab. He was a Jeffco employee while working at the state lab.

“We’re going to be on the cutting edge of DNA technology,” Roth said.

The DNA analysis should be up and running by the end of November, said lab director Chris Loptien.

The state toxicology laboratory had been investigated last year for its handling of blood-alcohol and blood-drug testing and stopped doing that test.

There is also a nationwide push for regionalization of law enforcement services. This lab is one of the first of its kind to open in the state after a lab serving Weld and Larimer counties opened in August in Greeley.

Shrader said more collaborations are coming down the road for Jefferson County law enforcement groups and that the agencies have worked well together.

“What is unique about Jefferson County law enforcement is there has been an incredible ability for all of us to work together, and that’s what has made this work,” Shrader said.

Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink thanked the city managers and council members from all the participating areas and said the new lab will be a great asset to the law enforcement agencies.

Mink said: “We feel that we owe it to our community and our victims to analyze evidence that comes across our individual agencies in a timely, efficient manner so that we can ensure a speedy prosecution for some of those cases that rely on forensic evidence.”

Joe Vaccarelli: 303-954-2396, jvaccarelli@denverpost.com or twitter.com/joe_vacc