OSU-CHS has transformed a former Tulsa fire station into a crime scene investigation laboratory for students in the forensic sciences graduate program.
On Wednesday, the OSU School of Forensic Sciences opened the Investigative Sciences Research and Teaching Laboratory to tours. OSU-CHS purchased the old Tulsa fire station in 2014 during an auction of surplus properties by the City of Tulsa.
The 2,670-square-foot building will be used as a crime scene investigation laboratory for master’s students in the forensic science program. Instructors will be able to stage mock crime scenes for students to investigate, potentially adding video and audio recording equipment so exercises can critiqued by experts. In addition, the facility will be used during training sessions for area law enforcement.