|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
CONTACT: Tom Vincz
|May 17, 2004||
TREASURER MCCORMAC WELCOMES COMPLETION OF POLICE LAB AS "SIGNATURE PROJECT" FOR NJ BUILDING AUTHORITY
(HAMILTON) - State Treasurer John E. McCormac today hailed the opening of the new State Police Forensic Science Center as a "signature project" for the New Jersey Building Authority. Established in 1981 to finance, build, rehabilitate and improve office buildings and related facilities to meet the needs of State agencies, the authority is under the Department of the Treasury's organizational umbrella. The Treasurer serves as an Authority board member.
"This is a world-class project that will not only put New Jersey on the cutting edge of forensic crime solving technology, but will meet the increasing and diverse needs of the State Police force," said McCormac.
The Treasurer noted that the crime lab is part of a larger, 975,000 square foot, $83.5 million multi-purpose project at the Hamilton site. The site is also home to the State Police's new Troop C Headquarters (66,000 square feet), a communications center (15,000 square feet) offices for the Information Technology Bureau, Records and Identification Section, various investigative units, and common facilities. The space will be used by various agencies including the FBI-Regional Computer Forensic Lab, Department of Law & Public Safety-Office of Counter Terrorism, and the Department of Treasury-Office of Information Technology.
state-of-the art project was built from the ground up on a solid foundation
of cooperation between the Department of Law and Public Safety, the
State Police and the New Jersey Building Authority," McCormac said.
The Treasurer said that spirit of cooperation continues as the agencies
jointly work on plans for a new State Police emergency management and
operations center, a $26.9 million Building Authority project in Ewing.