A campaign promise made by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is now helping law enforcement across the state.
Since taking office DeWine has been working to cut the time it takes for the state crime lab, called the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, to process evidence.
It is important because the evidence often plays a key role in linking a suspect to a crime.
DeWine will release new information Friday morning about the status of the turnaround at a news conference this in Columbus.
When DeWine took office in 2011, the lab needed 43 days to process fingerprints. It took more than four months for biological evidence, like blood or other body fluids. Since then, DeWine's office has done a complete analysis of the crime lab. As a result more forensic scientists have been hired and equipment has been added.
The state crime lab has five offices across the state. The main office is in London, Ohio.