Northern Colorado Forensics Lab opens ahead of schedule and under budget

GREELEY, Colo. - A new crime lab designed to help police solve crimes by delivering faster results is now open.

The Northern Colorado Forensics Lab opened ahead of schedule and under budget on Monday. Weld County Commissioner Chairman, William Garcia says the successful construction process is because of the teamwork among several agencies.

“Fiscal responsibility, long-range planning, and dedication to using taxpayer funds responsibly and efficiently allowed us to construct this new facility for the benefit of not only our local law enforcement agencies but also our residents,” said William Garcia, Weld County Commissioner Chairman.

Weld County funded the construction of the new 19,794 square foot  facility on land donated by Tom Roche of Roche Constructors, the company that did the work.

The lab was supposed to be finished by October 2013 and expected to cost $4 million. The total cost ended up being $3, 878,700 which is $121,300 under budget.

The grand opening was celebrated with an open house which invited the public to come and see the new facility.  The event was held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the lab on 115th Ave in Greeley.