Christiansburg, VA, March 12, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory in Beaumont, Texas, has selected Qualtrax as a compliance management tool for its facility.
“Our mission is to provide meaningful, timely, unbiased, and accurate forensic services to the community,” said Linda Johnson, Lab Director. “Using Qualtrax will help us keep our commitment to the community by allowing us to reduce the amount of time spent on administrative tasks required to maintain quality documentation and processes, and dedicate more time to serving our community.”
The lab, serving more than 40 law enforcement agencies in four counties, is accredited by the American Society of Crime laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and the Texas Department of Public safety.
With accreditations in such disciplines as controlled substances, serology, toxicology and firearms, the lab handles approximately 4,000 cases each year. The crime lab also assists law enforcement agencies when its services are needed at crime scenes, in court or in other areas of expertise.
The lab’s commitment to quality is exemplified through its employees’ involvement in numerous professional organizations such as the Association for Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM) and the International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT).
“We are very pleased to welcome the Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab as a new customer,” said Amy Ankrum, Director of Qualtrax. “We know that our product will simplify document management and compliance management for the lab, and that’s extremely exciting for us to be a part of.”
Qualtrax, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCS-Inc., provides compliance software that enables electronic document and process management. Qualtrax focuses on heavily regulated industries where compliance with standards such as ISO 17025, ASCLD/LAB, SQF, BRC, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, HACCP, and others presents challenges to organizations. Qualtrax greatly simplifies document management, workflow tracking, and business and manufacturing process control. Qualtrax provides the tools needed to manage internal and external audits and ultimately enables organization to effectively manage regulatory challenges. To learn more, please visit the Qualtrax website at www.qualtrax.com.
About Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab
The Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory is located in the administration building of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board and the Texas Department of Public Safety. As a regional crime lab, the lab analyzes evidence for over 40 law enforcement agencies in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin and Chambers counties. Approximately 4,000 cases are submitted to the lab each year. The laboratory has a full time staff of 11 people and is accredited in the disciplines of Controlled Substances, Serology (Biology only), Toxicology (Blood Alcohol Only), and Firearms (IBIS entry only). In addition to these disciplines, forensic scientists assist law enforcement agencies at crime scenes, provide training, testify in court, and provide technical supervision for Jefferson County’s breath alcohol testing program.