Union, Middlesex Prosecutors Announce Shared Forensics Lab Services

Through the agreement, Middlesex County-employed DNA analyst Frank D. Basile will work in the Union County Prosecutor's Office Forensics Laboratory to aid both counties.

The Middlesex and Union County Prosecutor's Offices have announced a shared services agreement to share a forensics lab and DNA analyst.  

According to a press release from the two agencies, Frank D. Basile, will spend about 75 percent of his time analyzing and cataloguing DNA and other forensics evidence for the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, using the Union County Prosecutor's Office's Forensics Laboratory.

The remainder of his time will be spent assisting the Union County Prosecutor's Office in forensics analysis.

Through the agreement, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office will have full access to the Union County Forensics Laboratory for its investigations and trial proceedings, the release said. 

Basile started working in the lab for Middlesex County in November, after the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders agreed to share forensic lab services. 

He comes from six years of forensic DNA testing in the private sector, and his education credentials include a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, the release said. 

He has also testified as a forensics and DNA expert at criminal trials.

“With this agreement, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office adds another valuable resource to detect and prosecute crimes. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Union County and we appreciate their willingness to assist us,” Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said, in a prepared statement.

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