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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2006
 
Contact: Rick Workman
Phone: (702) 769-5686
 
         
 
$37 Million Crime Lab Fundraising Campaign is Looking Up
 
     
 

Sign Company Donates Billboard to Advertise the Need for a New Crime Lab

 
     
 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA  –  The Friends of Henderson CSI Crime Lab Fundraising Project received a boost when Connell Outdoor Advertising Co. offered to produce a sign for one of their roadside billboards. The huge 48 x 14 foot billboard went up on June 21, 2006 at the NE corner of Russell Road and Wynn Road, just blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Link to Photo of Billboard

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Rick Workman, Chairman of Friends of Henderson CSI said, “The President of Connell Outdoor Advertising contacted me as soon as he heard about the campaign to raise funds for a crime lab.  He said this is a critical project that our entire community should support.”

Funds are needed for the design and construction of a Forensic Science Center that will include a Forensic Laboratory (Crime Lab), Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Section, and Evidence Vault.  Additional funds will be used to add an Educational Research Institute to the Center.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department operates the only crime lab in Southern Nevada.  However, it typically has a huge case backlog and can only analyze a small fraction of the evidence from other local Law Enforcement agencies.  We have a critical need for additional evidence collection, and forensic evidence analysis capability and capacity.

“Although the facility will be located in Henderson, the Center’s resources will be used to assist other law enforcement agencies in Southern Nevada in every way possible.  It will play a critical role in the overall safety and security of the entire Las Vegas Valley and throughout Southern Nevada.  When the facility is completed and fully operational, we will solve more crimes, solve many crimes faster, prevent crime, and save lives,” Workman added. 

Refer to other areas of this website for additional information about this community project.

Individuals, groups, and businesses are encouraged to contribute. 

About the Friends of Henderson CSI

The Friends of Henderson CSI was established in Henderson, Nevada in 2005. The primary purpose of the organization is to raise funds to build, equip and support a state-of-the-art Forensic Science Center to be operated by the City of Henderson.

The Center will include a full-service Forensic Laboratory (Crime Lab), Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Section and Evidence Vault. A longer-term objective is to add an Educational Research Institute to the Center.

Although the facility will be located in Henderson, it will play a critical role in the overall safety and security of the entire Las Vegas Valley and Southern Nevada. The Center’s resources will be used to assist other law enforcement agencies in Southern Nevada to every extent possible.

Note: Financial contributions are managed by the Henderson Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

Logo of Henderson Community Foundation

Image credit: FHCSI

 

 


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