WHEREAS, quality forensic science plays a vital role in investigating crimes, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty; and
WHEREAS, forensic science plays a critical role in public outreach and crime prevention, and is evolving in its role as an important member of the criminal justice community; and
WHEREAS, crime scene investigators, forensic examiners, and forensic scientists provide unbiased, accurate, and reliable analyses of evidence recovered from across the nation; and
WHEREAS, numerous professional organizations and individuals across the country will be recognizing and celebrating September 18 – 24, 2022, as Forensic Science Week; and
WHEREAS, the hard-working people that compose our forensic science organizations deserve universal regard and appreciation for their commitment to proper scientific investigations for the cause of justice.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim September 18 – 24, 2022, as:
Forensic Science Week
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to express their appreciation for the people, facilities, and technologies that make reliable forensic science possible in our community.
Dated: September 18, 2022