The AFP has today launched its new cutting-edge Sydney forensic laboratory that will enable serious drug, weapons and child abuse crime to be solved more quickly in NSW.
Officially opened by Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus KC and AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw at the AFP’s Sydney headquarters today (2 March, 2023), the laboratory further bolsters the fight against serious organised crime in Australia’s biggest state.
The new forensics facility enables crime to be solved more quickly through:
- The ability to run simultaneous and multiple examinations, which is particularly important when a high-number of search warrants have been executed and a large volume of evidence has been seized;
- Multi-use forensic laboratories that allow multiple specialist disciplines (such as crime scenes and digital forensics) to work on seized exhibits concurrently;
- Additional technical capability that was not in the smaller laboratory, and
- Cutting-edge engineering technology that will make it easier to identify transitional serious organised criminals, plus offenders who share child abuse material.