Interior Ministry opens new office for forensic department which has 20 modern labs

The labs in the new office will allow for studies and examinations which have not been conducted in Georgia in previous years. Photo: Interior Ministry press office., 03 Dec 2019 - 17:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry has opened a new office for its forensic-criminalistics department, which has 20 modern labs, including a DNA lab.

The department will now offer a biological examination service. The lack of service in previous years made genetic examinations impossible, hampering complex studies and various investigative activities,” the Interior Ministry reports.

PM Giorgi Gakharia (in the middle) and Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri (L) has opened the new building earlier today. Photo: Interior Ministry press office. 

 All 20 labs are of ISO standards.

The labs will allow our law enforcers and investigators to fulfill their duties more effectively. We have not had such labs earlier. We have managed to do the work in a year's time,” Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said.

Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri has stated that further steps will be taken for the improvement of working conditions of law enforcers.

The labs are seen to boost the effectives of law enforcement agencies. Photo: Interior Ministry press office.  

Besides forensics laboratories, the new building offers a ballistic shooting range, special repositories, working spaces, an exhibition space and a recreation area.

The building is equipped with modern anti-fire and security systems.