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Law Enforcement Assistance-Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs-Laboratory Analysis

Program Descriptions

Program Number

16.001

Title

Law Enforcement Assistance-Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs-Laboratory Analysis

 

Federal Agency

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Authorization

Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970; Reorganization Plan No. 1, 1968; Reorganization Plan No. 2, 1973.

 

Status

Active

 

Objectives

To provide technical assistance to dully constituted state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies regarding specialized forensic examinations involving drug evidence.

 

Types of Assistance

Provision of Specialized Services.

 

Uses and Use Restrictions

DEA laboratories will conduct specialized forensic chemical analysis and examinations involving drug evidence for duly constituted state, county, and municipal law enforecemnt agencies on an as needed basis, in accordance with DEA policy and procedures. This service supplements but does not replace services provided by state, county, or municipal laboratories. The agencies/laboratories requesting the service must not have the capability of conducting the examination(s)requested. Examinations are made with the understanding that the evidence is connected with an official investigation of a criminal matter related to the mission of the DEA, and that the resulting laboratory report will be used only for offical purposes related to the investigation or subsequent prosecution. Laboratory services and follow-up court testimony, if required, will be provided free of cost to agenices. DEA will assist state, county, and municipal agency laboratories with the training of their forensic chemists, as necessary and where appropriate. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A GRANT PROGRAM. NO FUNDING IS AVAILABLE.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any duly constituted State and local law enforcement agency in the United States or any of its possessions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any duly constituted State and local law enforcement agency in the United States or any of its possessions.

Credentials/Documentation

A formal written request is required from an appropriate official of the requesting law enforcement agency.

 

Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

Made in the form of a letter on official letterhead to the Director of the DEA Laboratory which services the regional area where the agency is located; or to DEA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20537; Attn: Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Forensic Sciences.

Award Procedure

Note: This is not a grant program. No funding is available.

Deadlines

None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

 

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

 

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

 

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-1100-0-1-751.

Obligations

(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 $4,077,245; FY 08 est $4,754,523; and FY 09 est $5,229,975.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

None.

 

Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2007, 4,829 State and local exhibits were analyzed.

 

Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

None.

 

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Please contact the field lavoratories of the DEA; see Appendix IV of the catalog for a list of addresses.

Headquarters Office

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Forensic Sciences, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537. Telephone: (202) 307-8866.

Web Site Address

http://www.dea.gov

 

Related Programs

16.301, Law Enforcement Assistance-FBI Crime Laboratory Support
16.303, Law Enforcement Assistance-FBI Fingerprint Identification

 

Examples of Funded Projects

None.

 

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

None.



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