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AlabamaDepartment of Forensic Science
There are 13 laboratories (including the Headquarters), in the Alabama Department of Forensic Science. The Headquarters Laboratory is in Auburn. The rest of the laboratories are divided among four regions. The State DNA Data Bank and Forensic Biology Casework division is in Region II. Forensic disciplines include: Firearms/Toolmarks, Biology, Arson, Document Examination, Drug Chemistry, Toxicology, Death Investigation.

Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory
“Alaska was the last state to build its own crime laboratory... The Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory provides forensic support to all law enforcement in Alaska, including Breath Alcohol, Controlled Substances, Firearm/Toolmark, Trace, DNA, Fish and Wildlife, and Crime Scene support.”

ArizonaScientific Analysis Bureau
“The Scientific Analysis Bureau provides scientific analysis of evidence, technical crime scene assistance, secure storage of evidentiary items, training, and expert testimony to all Criminal Justice Agencies in the state. Scientific and technical services are provided in the areas of DNA, Serology, Toxicology, Controlled Substances (Drugs), Firearms and Tool marks, Trace Evidence (Explosives, Arson, Hairs, Fibers, Paint, Glass, etc.), Latent Fingerprints, Questioned Documents, Breath Alcohol, and Photography.”

ArkansasArkansas State Crime Laboratory
“The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory is comprised of approximately 100 people distributed throughout 13 different sections. Each section plays some role in processing evidence whether it is receiving, testing, storing information regarding our findings, or responding to public inquiry. Currently, the lab is the only fully functional forensic laboratory in the state. We accept evidence from investigations that originate anywhere from the city, state, or federal level.” Forensic disciplines include: Administration, Digital Evidence, Evidence Receiving, Firearms/Toolmarks, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Hope Regional Laboratory, Illicit Labs, Latent Prints, Questioned Documents, State Medical Examiner, Toxicology, Trace Evidence, Visual Communications.

CaliforniaBureau of Forensic Services
“The Bureau of Forensic Services (BFS) is the scientific arm of the Attorney General's Office whose mission is to assist the criminal justice system. Forensic scientists collect, analyze, and compare physical evidence from crime scenes or persons. They also provide criminalistics, blood alcohol, and related forensic science information services to state and local law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, and the courts.” Includes a DNA “Cold Hits” program.

ColoradoColorado Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
“The laboratory system was created to provide forensic analytic assistance to law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado and includes satellite laboratories in Montrose and Pueblo... The laboratories are an integral and essential part of the State's law enforcement structure. Their primary purpose is to provide highly specialized analytical support to all law enforcement agencies within Colorado who could not afford to obtain this service within their own agency due to the sporadic need and necessity of expensive instrumentation and specially trained staff.” Forensic disciplines include: Latent Fingerprint and Impressions, Criminalistics and Trace Evidence, Firearms and Toolmark Identification, Serology, DNA, Hair and Fiber Analysis, Questioned Document Analysis

ConnecticutDivision of Scientific Services
“Public Act 99-218 established the Division of Scientific Services, within the Department of Public Safety. The Division of Scientific Services was established to unite the Department of Public Safety’s science laboratories. As a result local, state and federal criminal justice agencies can obtain all forensic testing through the services offered by a world-renowned scientific facility. The Division is made up of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Controlled Substances and Toxicology Laboratory and the Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Unit.” Forensic disciplines include: Fingerprints, Documents, Imprints, Firearms and Toolmarks, Photography, Chemistry, Arson, Instrumentation, Trace, Biochemistry, DNA, Image Analysis, Toxicology, Reconstruction. Please also note that “[t]he Forensic Science Laboratory has been chosen as one of four laboratories to form a Regional Mitochondrial DNA Laboratory in Partnership with the FBI.”

DelawareCrime Lab Section
“The Delaware State Police Crime Lab is located on the State Police Headquarters campus in Dover. Since its inception, the lab has provided services for numerous local and municipal police departments, federal agencies, and the Delaware State Police. Under the direction of Mrs. Julie Willey, five civilian employees staff the crime lab. The lab is composed of four units specializing in blood and breath alcohol, hairs and fibers analysis, questioned document analysis, and forensic and general photography.”

FloridaCrime Laboratory System
“The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is accredited by the ASCLD/LAB and maintains a statewide Crime Laboratory System to provide timely, expert and professional examination of evidentiary materials to aid in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses. FDLE laboratories utilize proven scientific equipment and accepted scientific techniques in the disciplines of Chemistry, Computer Evidence Recovery, Crime Scene processing, DNA Database, Firearms, Latent Prints/AFIS, Microanalysis, Serology/DNA, and Toxicology. Crime laboratory services are available to all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Florida for the purpose of rendering assistance in criminal investigations and judicial proceedings, to include 24-hour crime scene assistance. There are seven FDLE crime laboratories in the state of Florida.”

GeorgiaDivision of Forensic Sciences
“Established in 1952 as the second statewide Crime Laboratory in the United States, the Division of Forensic Sciences furnishes scientific support to the Criminal Justice System of Georgia. Laboratory scientists and technicians in specialized disciplines collect, analyze, and interpret all aspects of physical evidence for officers, investigators, and District Attorneys throughout the state. Statewide availability of laboratory services are made possible through the headquarters laboratory in Decatur and regional laboratories in Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Moultrie, Savannah, Summerville and Cleveland.”

IdahoForensic Section
“A nationally accredited laboratory since 1987, serving all state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, state and county prosecutors, and public defenders.” Forensic disciplines include: Breath Alcohol, Controlled Substances, Clandestine Labs/Crime Scenes, Firearms/Toolmarks, DNA/Forensic Biology, Latent Fingerprints/Impression Evidence, Toxicology, Trace Evidence.

IllinoisDivision of Forensic Sciences
“The Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services oversees the third largest system of crime laboratories in the world. Nine forensic laboratories provide forensic services to all of the approximately 1,000 law enforcement agencies in Illinois and work about 400 cases a year for federal county prosecutors, and public defenders.” Forensic disciplines include: Biology/DNA, Drug Chem, Documents, Firearms, Latent prints, Microscopy, Toxicology, Trace Chem, Footwear/TT.

IndianaIndiana State Police, Laboratory Division
“The Laboratory Division operates four forensic laboratories within the state and provides competent scientific analysis, proper collection of evidentiary material and secure evidence control. Laboratory offices are located in Indianapolis, Lowell, Fort Wayne and Evansville. Approximately 80 percent of analytical services and 55 percent of field services are in support of county and municipal police agency investigations.” Forensic disciplines include: Microanalysis, Drugs, Biology, Documents, Polygraphs, Fingerprint Identification, Firearms and Toolmarks, Clandestine Laboratory Investigative.

IowaCriminalistics Laboratory
Forensic disciplines include: Arson & Explosives, Controlled Substance Identification, Document Examination, Firearm & Toolmark Identification, Forensic Toxicology, Trace Evidence, DNA Profiling, Forensic Photography, Evidential Breath Testing, Latent Prints & Impressions.

KansasForensics Laboratory
“The KBI Laboratory provides free forensic examinations and expert testimony to all law enforcement agencies within the state of Kansas. KBI Laboratory facilities are located at Topeka and Great Bend. The KBI began providing crime laboratory services in 1950. During the first 20 years the laboratory provided service in the areas of latent prints, firearms and documents. Today, the laboratory performs twenty-eight different types of examinations. Examinations are grouped into six different laboratory sections of Serology/Trace, Chemistry, Latent Fingerprints, Toxicology, Documents, and Firearms/DRUGFIRE. The acquisition of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in the Latent Section, DNA in Serology Section and DRUGFIRE in the Firearms Section allows the laboratory to remain in the forefront of forensic examinations. Evidence submitted in criminal offenses may require one or more examination types, involving several sections.”

KentuckyKentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory System
“The Division of Forensic Services is responsible for coordinating and managing activities of the Central Laboratory, Jefferson Laboratory, Western Laboratory Eastern Laboratory, Northern Laboratory, Southeast Laboratory, and Electronic Crime Branches.” The laboratories can perform analysis in: toxicology and drug, trace, forensic biology, DNA database, firearms identification, breath alcohol, polygraphs, chemistry.

LouisianaCrime Lab
“Since its inception in 1937, the mission of the laboratory has been to assist local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies in Louisiana in the investigation of criminal activity by providing scientific analytical services in a timely manner and expert assistance free of charge.” The Crime Laboratory was officially accredited on May 5, 2000 in the areas of controlled substances, toxicology, trace evidence, seology and firearms/toolmark identification.”

Maine Crime Lab
“The Maine State Police Crime Laboratory has served Maine since 1926. Our services are offered to all law enforcement agencies operating within the borders of Maine. The Crime Laboratory employs some of the most state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation available to the scientific community. Therefore we are able to compare evidence collected from crime scenes to known samples to link victims and/or suspects to the crime scene. The Crime Laboratory is broken down into seven sections: Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Firearms and Toolmarks, Latent Prints, Photography, Computer Crimes Task Force and Polygraph. These sections are broken down even further and contact scientific analyses in the following forensic disciplines: DNA, serology, trace evidence, fire debris analyses, serological screening, firearm identifications, toolmark identifications, ballistic residue analyses, fingerprint, palm print and footprint identifications, footwear and tire impressions, physical matching and print and video photography.”

MarylandMaryland State Police, Forensic Sciences Division
“The Forensic Sciences Division originated as the Crime Laboratory Section under the Criminal Investigation Division, and was restructured as a division by its current name under the Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau (now Homeland Security and Investigation Bureau) in August 2003. In October 2004, it moved under the Investigation Command.”

MassachusettsState Police Crime Lab
“[This facility] serves law enforcement agencies and District Attorneys throughout the Commonwealth.” Forensic disciplines include: Arson/Explosives, Ballistics, CODIS, Criminalistics, Crime Scene Services, DNA, Drugs, Evidence Control, Identification, Alcohol Testing, Toxicology, Trace Analysis.

Michigan Forensic Science Division
“The division is comprised of seven laboratories and ten additional locations which provide polygraph testing services. State-of-the-art forensic laboratory services, including crime scene and 'post-blast' investigations, drug analysis, document examination, polygraph testing, latent print examination, AFIS, DNA analysis, toxicology analysis, blood/alcohol analysis, firearms and toolmark examination, arson evidence analysis, and serology and trace evidence analysis are provided to division clientele.”

MinnesotaBureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Forensic Science Service
“The BCA Forensic Science Service identifies and compares physical evidence for law enforcement agencies in Minnesota.” Forensic disciplines include: Biology/DNA Section, Breath Testing Section, Crime Scene Team, Drug Chemistry Section, Firearms and Toolmarks Section, Latent Print Section, Photography Section, Program Services Section, Questioned Documents Section, Toxicology Section, Trace Evidence Section.

MississippiOffice of Crime Laboratories
“The Mississippi Crime Laboratory (MCL) system consists of the central laboratory in Jackson and three regional laboratories located in Batesville, Biloxi, and Meridian. The MCL provides a full range of forensic services to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Specific sections providing services at the MCL include: Administration, Bioscience Section, Controlled Substance Identification Section, Implied Consent Section, Firearm and Tool Mark Section, Latent Print Section, Questioned Document Section, Physical Analysis Section, Toxicology Section, Trace Evidence Section.”

MissouriMissouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
“The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory is a service oriented institution where the commitment to excellence prevails. Its purpose is to provide superior forensic science services and technical support to all local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques and to present objective, unbiased conclusions to the judicial system.” Forensic disciplines include: DNA casework, DNA profiling, Drug Chemistry, Firearms/Toolmarks, Latent Prints, Toxicology, Trace Evidence.

MontanaForensic Science Division – State Crime Lab
“The state's crime lab in Missoula provides scientific and technical support to Montana's law enforcement community.” Forensic disciplines include: Breath Alcohol, Crime Scene Investigation, Drug Chemistry, Firearms and Toolmarks, Latent Prints and Impressions, Pathology, Serology/DNA, Toxicology, Trace Evidence.

NebraskaThe Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab
“The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory performs forensic analysis in criminal cases for all state agencies and all federal, military county and municipal law enforcement agencies in the state. Our services are performed free of charge to all contributing agencies. Analyses are performed in the areas of drugs, toxicology, serology/DNA, trace, firearms and toolmarks, questioned documents and computer crimes (child pornography). All the previously mentioned areas of analysis are available at the Lincoln laboratory, there is also a satellite laboratory located in North Platte that provides drug and toxicology analysis for western Nebraska.”

NevadaLas Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Lab
“The LVMPD Forensic Lab provides professional forensic services to the LVMPD and other Nevada law enforcement agencies including the unbiased scientific examination and analysis of evidentiary material and property, supervision and management of specific technical programs, assistance in scientific investigations, expert testimony concerning the analyses performed, the interpretation of technical data and laboratory findings, and other related forensic services and activities. The laboratory is staffed by 38 full time technical and support positions and provides analytical services in Biology/DNA, Chemistry and Comparative Analysis.”

NevadaCrime Lab and Forensic Investigation
“Being one of only two crime laboratories in the state of Nevada, the Washoe County Forensic Science Division – Crime Lab provides forensic services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in 14 of the 17 Nevada counties.” Forensic disciplines include: Trace Evidence/Primary Examination, Controlled Substance, DNA, Toxicology, Firearms/Tool Marks, Breath Alcohol.

New HampshireNew Hampshire Department of Safety Division of State Police
“The Forensics Laboratory, the state’s sole provider of traditional forensic laboratory services, furnishes... services free of charge to all law enforcement agencies conducting investigations within New Hampshire. The services offered range from drug analysis, fingerprint identification, trace evidence analysis, forensic serology, tire, footwear and toolmark impression identification, and arson analysis.” The Forensics Laboratory also includes a DNA Laboratory. Please note that on “January 1, 2004, the Department of Corrections Drug Testing Laboratory and the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Nevada – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Lab’s laboratory for the testing of blood, breath, and urine to determine alcohol and controlled drug content; and the office of the State Toxicologist, were transferred to the Department of Safety, Division of State Police, Forensic Laboratory.” From Department of Safety

New JerseyNew Jersey Forensic Science Laboratory Bureau
“The units of the Forensic Science Laboratory Bureau provide scientific analysis of specimens related to the investigation of criminal matters submitted by the law enforcement community. Bureau personnel provide expert testimony in all of the county and municipal courts of the state relative to the forensic analysis conducted. The Bureau also provides a wide range of instruction and training to members of law enforcement agencies of the State relative to evidence submitted to the laboratories... Includes four forensic laboratories... These laboratories provide full time forensic laboratory services in the inspection and analysis of crime-related evidence. Drug, toxicological, bio-chemical analysis and trace examinations are some of the services conducted.” Also provides DNA-related services.

New MexicoThe New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forensic Laboratory
“The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forensic Laboratory is committed to providing reliable, accurate, and unbiased forensic scientific support services to all criminal justice agencies throughout New Mexico.” The facility provides “forensic analysis of biological evidence, firearms, tool marks, controlled substances, latent prints, footwear, fire debris, and trace evidence, for the New Mexico criminal justice system.”

New YorkNew York State Division of State Police Forensic Science Laboratory System
“The New York State Police Forensic Science Laboratory System provides all criminal justice agencies in New York State with state-of-the-art forensic analytical and investigative capabilities and expert testimony on matters related to the investigation, resolution and prosecution of crimes. Services are provided by expert personnel at the State Police Headquarters Laboratory in the Forensic Investigation Center, in Albany, or at the system’s three Regional Laboratories: Newburgh, Port Crane and Olean.” Forensic disciplines include: Biosciences, Breath Testing, Case Review, Drug Chemistry, Evidence Receiving, Firearms, Forensic ID & SAFIS, Forensic Imaging, Photography, Questioned Documents, Toxicology, Trace Evidence.

North CarolinaNorth Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory Division
“The NC State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory Division maintains a full service laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina and a limited service laboratory in Asheville, North Carolina for the purpose of examining all types of evidence related to criminal investigations. The Raleigh Laboratory comprises seven sections... Specially trained personnel staff both laboratories providing laboratory services free of charge to any public law enforcement agency in North Carolina, including local, state, federal, military, and railroad police organizations.” Forensic disciplines includes Documents & Digital Evidence, Drug Chemistry & Toxicology, Firearms & Tool Mark, Forensic Biology, Latent Evidence, Trace Evidence.

North DakotaCrime Laboratory
“The Crime Laboratory provides scientific support to the state's criminal justice system through the analysis, identification, and comparison of physical evidence used in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.”

OhioOhio State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
“The Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory provides forensic services to the Division and other law enforcement agencies.” Forensic disciplines include: Drug Chemistry, Toxicology, Trace Analysis, Microscopy, Latent Prints, Firearms, Crime Scene Response.

OklahomaOklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab
“[T]he OSBI Criminalistic Services Division has been responsible for providing forensic laboratory services to Oklahoma law enforcement. This Division operates from the Central Laboratory in Oklahoma City and from four regional laboratories in Tahlequah, Enid, Lawton and McAlester. The Criminalistic Services Division provides forensic analysis in the following areas: serology; trace evidence; marihuana/drugs; toxicology; latent prints; DNA; firearms and toolmarks and questioned documents.”

OregonOregon State Police - Forensic Services Division
“The Forensic Services Division is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory system serving all state and local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and prosecuting attorneys in Oregon. The Division also performs forensic analysis on criminal cases for the defense upon a court order. The Forensic Services Division provides Oregon’s only full service forensic laboratory system... This forensic analysis is provided by more than 100 employees, strategically located at the Division’s six regional laboratories in Bend, Central Point, Ontario, Pendleton, Portland, and Springfield.” Forensic disciplines include: Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Breath alcohol, Impression evidence, Latent prints, Questioned documents, Firearms, Toolmarks, Trace evidence.

PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Police
Six regional laboratories (Bethlehem, Greensburg, Erie, Lima, Harrisburg, Wyoming) and one DNA laboratory. All seven labs are accredited by ASCLD/LAB.

Rhode IslandRhode Island State Health Laboratories Forensics
“The mission of the Forensic Section is to examine evidence and provide expert scientific opinion in legal and criminal cases for police departments, the Attorney General, the Medical Examiner, and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies.” Specialty forensic disciplines include: Breath Testing, DNA, Drug Testing, Sexual Assault, Toxicology.

South CarolinaSouth Carolina Law Enforcement Division
“The Forensics Laboratory provides Carolina’s criminal justice system with expert examination of evidence in criminal cases, expert testimony in criminal proceedings, and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to assist in the investigation and prosecution of cases.” Forensic disciplines include: arson, drugs, DNA, trace evidence, firearms, latent prints, crime scenes, photography, questioned documents, toxicology.

South DakotaSouth Dakota State Forensic Laboratory
“The South Dakota State Forensic Laboratory is dedicated to providing forensic science services to the law enforcement and judicial systems of South Dakota... The following is a list of examination completed in the lab: – blood stain pattern interpretation – trace evidence – hair, fibers, paint examinations and comparison – processing evidence for presence of latent fingerprints – conducting fingerprint examinations and comparisons for identification – AFIS/IAFIS searches for fingerprint identifications – firearms and toolmarks examinations – muzzle to target distance determinations/trajectory determinations – physical fracture matching – forensic serology/DNA – shoeprint and tire impression examinations/comparisons for identification – forensic computer analysis – digital evidence.”

TennesseeBureau of Investigation (TBI) Forensic Science Division
“The TBI’s Forensic Services Division provides forensic science services to any law enforcement agency or medical examiner in our state... The TBI Forensic Services Division is comprised of a central laboratory in Nashville and regional laboratories in Knoxville and Memphis.” Forensic disciplines include: Drug Chemistry, Evidence Receiving, Firearms Identifications, Latent Prints, Microanalysis, Serology/DNA, Toxicology.

TexasTexas Crime Laboratory Service
“[T]he Crime Laboratory Service has developed by 2006 into a staff of more than 225 in thirteen locations... The Crime Laboratory Service plays an integral role in the criminal justice system and serves as a support service to the law enforcement and judicial communities of Texas... Standard areas of analysis include trace evidence, serology/DNA, drugs, blood alcohol, firearms and toolmarks, toxicology, latent fingerprints, questioned documents, and specialized photographic requests.”

UtahUtah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Forensic Services
“The Utah Bureau of Forensic Services Criminalistics Laboratory System is designed to assist law enforcement and prosecutors in analyzing evidence taken from crime scenes across the State of Utah. Our primary focus areas are homicides, sexual assaults, drug identification, photography, fingerprints, trace evidence, firearms and tool marks. The Laboratory System uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment in the analysis of evidence. For example DNA testing has become an integral part of laboratory services. Several high priority cases have been solved using DNA technology.”

VermontVermont Forensic Laboratory
“Now, equipped with the advanced technical instrumentation and a staff of professionals, the Vermont Forensic Laboratory offers Vermonters most of the evidentiary examinations required for the administration of justice.” Forensic disciplines include: Chemistry, Serology, Photography, Latent prints, Firearms, Toolmarks, Drugs.

VirginiaDepartment of Forensic Science Forensic Laboratory System
“The Department of Forensic Science (DFS) is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory system serving all state and local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and Commonwealth's Attorneys in Virginia. Our examiners provide technical assistance and training, evaluate and analyze evidence, interpret results, and provide expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes” Forensic disciplines include: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Breath Alcohol, Controlled Substances, Firearms & Toolmarks, Forensic Biology, Forensic Imaging, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Training & the Forensic Academy, Latent Fingerprints & Impression Evidence, Questioned Documents, Trace Evidence.

WashingtonForensic Laboratory Services Bureau’s (FLSB) Crime Laboratory Division
“This bureau provides a wide range of forensic science expertise to city, county, and state law enforcement officers, assisting agencies at crime scenes, preparing evidence for trial, and providing expert testimony. The bureau coordinates the efforts of the State's Breath Alcohol Test Program, Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, six Crime Laboratories, the Latent Print Laboratory, and the State Toxicology Laboratory.” The Crime Laboratory “division operates four full-service crime laboratories in Seattle, Tacoma, Marysville, Spokane, and three limited-service crime laboratories in Kelso, Kennewick, and Tumwater.” Divisions include: biochemistry, firearms, toolmarks, microanalysis, chemistry, questioned documents, latent fingerprints, crime scene assistance, clandestine laboratory assistance.

West VirginiaThe West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory
“The West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory is an accredited, full service laboratory that performs specialized examinations on evidence that is collected during criminal investigations. Services are provided free of charge to all law enforcement entities operating within the 55 counties of West Virginia... The Laboratory is composed of seven specialized sections that provide the following services: Analysis and identification of controlled substances (Drug Identification Section). Analysis, identification and quantification of ethyl alcohol, suspected alcoholic beverages, and blood alcohol content level. Analysis of urine and blood specimens for the presence of drugs (Toxicology Section). Identification and comparison of paint, glass, and building materials. Analysis and identification of ignitable liquids in charred debris and other forms of evidence. Analysis and identification of gunshot residues (Trace Evidence Section). Analysis of biological materials (Biochemistry Section). Analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification of friction ridge skin impressions (Latent Prints Section). Identification and comparison of tool marks, firearms comparisons, and distance determinations. Analysis of obliterated marks, fractured, cut, torn items, and impressions (Firearm/Toolmark Section). Analysis and comparison of questioned documents. Analysis and comparison of footwear and tire tread impressions (Questioned Documents Section).”

Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Labs
“There are three Wisconsin Department of Justice crime laboratories, each with their own service area. By statute, services are available to law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, coroners, and defendants in felony criminal proceedings that occur within its service area.” Forensic disciplines include: Chemistry (drug identification, toxicology, trace), Criminalistics (firearm, toolmark, identification, questioned document, imaging, AFIS, field response), and DNA (databank, analysis).

Wyoming Laboratory Section of the Division of Criminal Investigation
“The Laboratory Section of the Division of Criminal Investigation has the responsibility of performing forensic examinations on physical evidence submitted to the Laboratory from criminal justice agencies… The Crime Laboratory is also responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the felony DNA database.” Forensic disciplines include: biology, chemistry, fingerprints, questioned documents, firearms, toolmarks.

Additional Sources for Relevant Information

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
Department of Justice
Reddy’s Forensics Page: Lists forensic science laboratories/institutions/centers. The website organizes the list into Federal, Individual State, and Other Countries categories.