Review of the Office of Justice Programsí Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

Evaluation and Inspections Report I-2008-001
January 2008
Office of the Inspector General


Appendix I
FY 2006 External Investigation Certification Template

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE

FY2006 Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement
Grants Program

Certification as to External Investigations

On behalf of the applicant agency named below, I certify the following to the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice:

A government entity exists and an appropriate process is in place to conduct independent external investigations into allegations of serious negligence or misconduct substantially affecting the integrity of the forensic results committed by employees or contractors of any forensic laboratory system, medical examiner's office, coroner's office, law enforcement storage facility, or medical facility in the State that will receive a portion of the grant amount.


I have authority to make this certification on behalf of the applicant agency.


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Signature of Certifying Official

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Printed Name of Certifying Official

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Title of Certifying Official

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Name of Applicant Agency

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Name of Applicant State or Unit of Local Government

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Date



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