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Thursday October 28, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT

Media Alert

Press Release

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Opening of New Southern Utah Crime Lab

Sunday April 25, 2021

What: Through the support of the Utah Legislature, the Utah Department of Public Safety is opening a southern branch of the State Crime Lab in Cedar City. The new lab will provide employment opportunities in rural Utah. Additionally, it will expand and enhance the forensic services provided not only regionally, but throughout the statewide system. The Governor, DPS Commissioner, members of the state legislature and representatives from local law enforcement will be on hand to commemorate the lab opening with an unique ribbon cutting ceremony.

When: Monday, April 26th 11:15 a.m.

Where: 181 DL Sargent Drive

 Cedar City, UT 84721

Who: Governor Spencer J. Cox

   Commissioner Jess L. Anderson, Utah Department of Public Safety

Utah State Senator Don Ipson

Utah State Senator Evan Vickers

Utah State Representative Rex Shipp

Chief Darin Adams, Cedar City Police Department

Chad Dotson, Iron County Attorney


  • Governor Cox will cut crime scene tape “ribbon” to commemorate the lab’s opening

Media contact: 

Lt. Nick Street





Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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