Southern Nevada law enforcement agencies have struggled with manpower to keep up with increases in crime over the years. Civilian laboratory personnel solve crimes with forensic science and technology, including many crimes that would not be solved otherwise. A new Forensic Science Center/Laboratory will increase capacity and forensic analysis capability, and help make our communities safer.
Nevada is among the top six worst states out of the seven major crime types reported by the FBI. Also, our overall violent crime rate is at #2. To borrow a phrase from Einstein: Shall we continue doing the same thing over and over again and expect different [better] results? Forensic laboratory analysis of evidence will help prevent crime, freeing up law enforcement officers to solve and prevent other crimes.
Through increased use of forensic science and technology, we can prevent many in our communities from becoming victims of crime. Some of those victims would otherwise needlessly lose their lives. That is an absolute fact. One problem is that there simply aren't public (tax-payer) funds available to build a new laboratory, and Homeland Security issues add to our crime solving and prevention needs.
Ask your employer, social group, or other community organization if they participate in a donation matching program for this project. If they don't, consider asking them to join us.
Photo by: Rick Workman
FAST TRACK TO DONATIONS
To go directly to the 501(c)(3) Henderson Community Foundation website and complete the electronic donation form that looks like this:
Please use this button: (Note: The full image above and page info may not appear on mobile devices. The Henderson Community Foundation is working on a fix. Thanks for your patience.)
Crime knows no boundaries, and the clock is ticking...
Our communities' safety will increase with this project's success
A college/university-level partnership is a key component of the Center
Naming opportunities are available
NevadaCSI is a private group actively promoting the use of forensic science to help solve crime, prevent crime and save lives. We are raising private funds to help pay construction costs for a publicly operated Forensic Science Center/Laboratory to be built in southern Nevada.
NevadaCSI is a partner of the Henderson Community Foundation (HCF), a recognized 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Nevada, Federal Tax ID #45-0489163.