HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University and the West Virginia State Police are being recognized for their collaborative work on digital forensics, DNA testing and investigations.
The university and the state agency on Monday received the United States Attorney's Award for Innovation in Justice at a ceremony on Marshall's Huntington campus.
Officials say the award recognizes the partnership between the Marshall University Forensic Science Center and the West Virginia State Police.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the partnership has brought justice to countless victims and has allowed law enforcement to identify criminals using innovative technology.
Marshall University President Stephen Kopp says the work being done is important in solving crimes that would most likely go unsolved.