University to turn old Tulsa fire station into crime lab

Ponca City Now - February 17, 2016 8:01 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – An abandoned fire station in west Tulsa is being turned into a crime scene investigation laboratory for Oklahoma State University students.

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will transform the building into a space for its forensic sciences graduate program.

The facility will be used to train graduate students in crime scene investigation techniques and will provide training for area law enforcement officers.

One room of the building will be coated with epoxy paint so that students can practice detecting bodily fluids and analyzing blood splatter. Garage doors, which were walled over from the original building, will be re-installed to allow students to practice vehicle investigations.

The university bought the building at a city of Tulsa auction in 2014 for $135,000.

 

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