Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory

49 Fogarty Hall, 41 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Jane Northup, Ph.D

  • Criminalist I/Quality Assurance Officer
  • Phone: 401-874-2893
  • Fax: 401-874-4868
  • Email: jnorthup@uri.edu


Quality Assurance Officer and Criminalist.  Manages the Laboratory Information Management System, an integrated tracking system for case file and evidence chain of custody management. In addition to this, manages information non-case related activities, creates, reviews and maintains laboratory technical manuals and training programs to comply with ISO 17025 Standards. Supervises and manages the short-term and long-term storage and maintenance of evidence in RISCL custody. Assess the Laboratory’s activities, policies and goals to determine ISO guidelines, develop proofs of compliance for applicable standards and to prepare for on-site assessments for accreditation. Coordinates and participates in monthly quality audits to verify scientific quality and to assure that quality control is implemented and adhered to. Assists in the management of the administrative operations for RISCL, including but not limited to personnel documents and procedures, purchasing, travel documents and maintain employee work record database. Maintains records for grant funds, provides progress reports and periodic statistics and reviews of external financial support.

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