Related Links

Statewide/Centralized Evidence Laboratories

AlabamaDepartment of Forensic Science
There are 10 laboratories (including the Headquarters), in the Alabama Department of Forensic Science. The Headquarters Laboratory is in Auburn. Forensic disciplines include: Death investigation, drug chemistry, firearm & Tool Mark, Forensic Biology, Implied Consent, and Toxicology

Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory
The mission of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory is to provide forensic services to the Alaskan community through scientific analysis, integrity, and training. The following services are provided by the laboratory: scientific analysis of evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies in Alaska such as forensic biology, latent fingerprints, firearm/toolmark, footwear intelligence, footwear impressions, blood/beverage alcohol, controlled substances identification, administering the statewide “breath alcohol testing program, crime scene response, providing expert court testimony on lab results of tested evidence, and training law enforcement officers in proper evidence collection and preservation techniques.

ArizonaScientific Analysis Bureau
The Scientific Analysis Bureau at the department provides forensic services to all police agencies within the State of Arizona. The services provided by the bureau include the scientific analysis of evidence, technical crime scene assistance, secure storage of evidentiary items, training, and expert testimony. The bureau provides its services from four separate regional laboratories. These laboratories are the Central Regional Crime Laboratory located in Phoenix, the Northern Regional Crime Laboratory located in Flagstaff, the Southern Regional Crime Laboratory located in Tucson, and the Western Regional Crime Laboratory located in Lake Havasu City. Services offered include: quality assurance, blood alcohol, toxicology, controlled substances, latent prints, firearms/toolmarks, trace evidences, questioned documents, DNA casework, DNA database, DNA familial, DNA rapid, crime scene field investigation, breath alcohol field investigation, and property and evidence related services.

ArkansasArkansas State Crime Laboratory
The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory comprises approximately one-hundred thirty people distributed throughout twelve 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. The lab is currently the only fully-functional forensic laboratory in the state. We accept evidence from investigations originating anywhere from the city, state, or federal level. Each section is held to stringent quality guidelines that help ensure the integrity of each piece of evidence and the accuracy of each test report. Each section also has safety policies and procedures to help ensure the safety of all laboratory personnel. Services provided includes: administration, CODIS, digital evidence, evidence receiving, firearms/toolmarks, forensic chemistry, forensic DNA, forensic toxicology, Hope Regional Laboratory, latent prints, physical evidence, and State Medical Examiner.

CaliforniaBureau of Forensic Services
The Bureau of Forensic Services (BFS) is the scientific arm of the Attorney General’s Office whose mission is to serve the people of California on behalf of the Attorney General's Office. Forensic scientists collect, analyze, and compare physical evidence from suspected crimes. They provide analysis of evidence in toxicology, including alcohol, controlled substances and clandestine drug labs, biology and DNA, firearms, impression evidence such as shoeprints, tire marks or fingerprints, trace evidence including hair, fibers, and paint, and crime-scene analysis of blood spatter patterns and evidence collection, and they testify in state and federal court cases about their analyses in criminal trials. The California DNA Data Bank Program (CAL-DNA), which participates with both BFS regional laboratories as well as seventeen local crime laboratories as a part of one of the largest data bank programs in the country. BFS is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International) to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards.

ColoradoColorado Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Forensic Services is responsible for the collection, preservation, and analysis of evidence found at a crime scene. Dedicated forensic scientists will work with each and every agency in order to provide timely and accurate results. Available Services include: Toxicology, Crime Scene Services, Drug Chemistry, Forensic Biology/DNA, Firearms/Toolmarks, Footwear/Tire tracks, Latent Fingerprints, Trace Chemistry and Digital Evidence Analysis.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigations Forensic Services' five laboratories are accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

ConnecticutDivision of Scientific Services
The address for the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection Division of Scientific Services is in Meriden. The types of disciplines practiced by this division is drug chemistry (controlled substances and general chemical testing), toxicology (human performance forensic toxicology and post-mortem forensic toxicology), biology (DNA-nuclear, and mitochondrial, body fluid identification, individual characteristic database and hair screening), trace evidence (paint, gunshot residue elemental analysis and fire debris), Firearms & Toolmarks (Firearms and individual characteristic database), latent prints (latent print processing, latent print comparisons, individual characteristic database), questioned documents (document examination), digital and multimedia evidence (computer forensics, video analysis, audio analysis, image analysis), and other (impression evidence, footwear/tires, and serial number restoration).

DelawareCrime Lab Section
Since its inception, the Delaware State Police Crime 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, the Crime Lab is staffed by three civilian employees. The lab is composed of units specializing in blood alcohol analysis, breath alcohol analysis and hairs and fibers analysis.Director Willey and the forensic chemist conduct the alcohol analyses of all DUI/alcohol and DUI/drug cases (except fatal accidents) statewide. Forensic chemist Mrs. Cynthia McCarthy oversees the Breath Alcohol Program. The DSP Crime Lab is the sole state lab responsible for the calibration checks of the Intoxilyzer instruments utilized for breath alcohol analysis as well as the training of operators of the instrumentation. Mrs. Louie manages the DSP photo storage program, which includes responding to requests from attorneys and insurance companies for stored photographs.The Ionscan is used to detect trace amounts of illegal drugs and explosives. As cost center manager, Director Willey also manages funds allocated for the purchase of supplies used by the Forensic Firearms Services Unit, the Homicide Unit, the Crime Lab and the three statewide DSP evidence detection units and crash reconstruction units. Director Willey also serves as the DSP forensic microscopist and conducts hair and fiber analysis upon request.

FloridaCrime Laboratory System
Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, establishes a statewide criminal analysis laboratory system to provide services upon request to law enforcement agencies in the state of Florida. The FDLE crime lab provides timely, expert and professional examination of evidentiary materials to aid in the investigation, prosecution and/or exclusion of criminal offenses by utilizing sophisticated scientific equipment and proven techniques. Crime lab analysts are called on a continual basis to provide expert witness testimony in court cases. FDLE has six internationally accredited laboratories are located in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Orland, and Ft. Myers. The FDLE crime laboratory system provides evidentiary analysis in ten forensic disciplines: Biology/DNA, Chemistry, Crime Scene, Digital Evidence, DNA Database, Firearms, Latent Prints/Impression Evidence, Questioned Documents, Toxicology, and Trace Evidence.

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. The analyses employ the most recent scientific technologies and are performed on highly sophisticated instrumentation. The laboratory intends for these efforts to help us achieve the following goals: Enhance and improve the workplace environment to be more conducive to the recruitment, retention and development of DOFS employees. Foster an organizational culture focused on the quality and integrity of forensic analysis. Analyze incoming evidence submissions in a time frame necessary to meet investigative needs and the requirements of court presentation. Expand the lines of communication between laboratory staff, our customers and stakeholders.

IdahoForensic Section
The three laboratories of ISP Forensic Services play an important role in the criminal justice process. Scientific testimony can be a significant factor in the judicial resolution of criminal cases. The services provided by ISP Forensic Services are grouped into disciplines: alcohol volatiles, breath alcohol, controlled substances, crime scene, clan labs, DNA biology, DNA database, fire evidence, firearms toolmarks, footwear impressions, latent prints, toxicology. Services include: analysis of physical evidence from crimes, training to law enforcement officers, assistance with crime scenes and clandestine drug labs, court testimony, management of statewide alcohol testing and training.

IllinoisDivision of Forensic Sciences
The Division of Forensic Services (DFS) strives to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice community and enhance public safety by delivering accurate, complete, and timely crime scene evidence collection and forensic laboratory analysis. These services are provided at no cost to state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois. The DFS is comprised of two separate commands, the Forensic Sciences Command and Crime Scene Services Command. The DFS enforces strict quality assurance measures across both commands to ensure accurate forensic services are delivered. The Forensic Sciences Command laboratories have been accredited to conduct forensic testing by adhering to the ISO/IEC 17025 general requirements for competence of testing laboratories (including additional forensic requirements) and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (for both DNA Testing and Databasing Laboratories).

IndianaIndiana State Police, Laboratory Division
The Laboratory Division operates four forensic laboratories within the state and provides scientific analysis and evidence collection and security. The Division prides itself in providing the highest level of service and demonstrates its commitment to quality and efficiency by continued compliance with required accreditation standards of the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Laboratory facilities are located in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and Lowell. Approximately 91 percent of analytical services and 59 percent of crime scene investigation services are in support of county and municipal police agency investigations. The Division is comprised of five sections: Management & Administrative Section, Crime Scene & Field Support Section, Biology Section, Comparative Science Section, Chemistry Section.

IowaIowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics 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.

KansasKansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Laboratory
The KBI Forensic Science Laboratory is committed to providing timely forensic science services to the Kansas criminal justice community. The Laboratory system consists of four accredited laboratories located in Topeka, Great Bend, Kansas City and Pittsburg. Evidence, related to all types of criminal cases, is accepted from qualified customers and examined at no cost. The KBI Forensic Science Laboratory is funded by the Kansas Legislature and laboratory fees that are court ordered from convicted offenders in accordance with K.S.A. 28-176. The disciplines practiced in these labs are biology, bloodstain pattern analysis, case inquiry evidence prelog, chemistry, DNA databank, digital evidence, evidence control, firearms, latent prints, toxicology, trace evidence.

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
The mission of the laboratory is to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in Louisiana in the investigation of criminal activity by providing accurate and timely scientific analysis of items of physical evidence and reporting the results of those analyses to appropriate entities in the criminal justice community. Forensic scientists at the laboratory perform scientific examinations of evidence and can provide assistance in the actual collection of evidence at crime scenes when requested.
Laboratory personnel also provide expert testimony in criminal court on their findings, when requested. Analyses performed at the laboratory are often the definitive factor in proving the guilt or innocence of persons charged with criminal acts. Being the largest laboratory of its kind in the state, the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory has been utilized by many agencies, both law enforcement and judicial, for the quick and successful resolution of criminal investigations.
The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory is accredited by ANAB. The Crime Lab is accredited in the forensic science testing disciplines of controlled substances, trace evidence (fire debris, impression evidence, and general physical analysis), biology, latent prints, toxicology, firearms and toolmarks (including serial number restoration), and crime scene. The Lab receives over 18,000 separate requests for analysis each year. Laboratory staff members are involved in the training of law enforcement officers in all phases of evidence processing and crime scene investigation.

Maine Crime Lab
Our services are offered to all law enforcement agencies operating within the borders of Maine. We are an accredited crime laboratory adhering to international standards for laboratory accreditation. The Crime Laboratory employs some of the most state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation available to the scientific community. We are able to compare evidence collected from crime scenes, victims and/or suspects to known samples to link or eliminate victims and/or suspects to the crime scene and/or to each other.
The Crime Laboratory is divided into several sections: Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Firearms/Toolmarks and Latent Prints. These sections conduct scientific analyses in the following forensic disciplines: Serological Screening and Body Fluid Identification, Trace Evidence Identification and Comparison, Fire Debris Analysis, DNA Analysis and CODIS Database, Firearms Examination, Toolmark Examinations, Gunshot Residue and Distance Determination, Serial Number and VIN Restoration, Fingerprint and Palm Print Comparisons and Identification, Footwear and Tire Comparisons and Identification, Physical Matching Comparisons and Identification.

MarylandMaryland State Police, Forensic Sciences Division
Forensic Science Laboratory, also in Pikesville. Two additional regional laboratories in Berlin and Hagerstown support Division work. For all Maryland law enforcement agencies, the Division collects, preserves, and analyzes physical evidence in criminal cases. To collect evidence, the Division maintains mobile units in each region. It analyzes controlled dangerous substances, blood alcohol, arson propellants, questioned documents, and other physical evidence.
The Division's work is carried out by two branches: Operational Services; and Scientific Analysis. The Operational Services Branch includes units for handling crime scenes, collection of evidence, photography and support staff. Under the Scientific Analysis Branch are units for biology, chemistry, firearms/toolmarks/integrated ballistics information system, latent fingerprints, toxicology, and trace evidence.

MassachusettsState Police Crime Lab
The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory provides forensic services for the criminal justice system. We respond to crime scenes, perform laboratory testing, and provide expert testimony. We provide professional forensic services to the Commonwealth's criminal justice system. Located at eight sites across the state, we are a fully accredited modern forensic sciences organization. This lab supports the following sections: Forensic biology sections, forensic chemistry sections, forensic support sections, crime scene services section, and firearms identification section.

Michigan Forensic Science Division
The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division is a network of eight regional laboratories strategically located to serve both the urban and rural communities of the Great Lakes State. Their laboratories provide Forensic Science services in seven technical disciplines. These are a list of the laboratories in the forensic science division: Bridgeport, Grand Rapids, Grayling, Lansing, Marquette, Metro Detroit, Northville, and Sterling Heights. The laboratories maintain accreditation through the American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), via the ASCLD/LAB-International program. This program mandates continued compliance with both the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and the ASCLD/LAB-International Supplemental Requirements. Some of the technical disciplines within the division, that have an accompanying technical leader are: biology/DNA, Firearms & Toolmarks, Crime Scene Response/Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Latent Prints, Trace Evidence/Questioned Documents, Controlled Substances, and Toxicology.

MinnesotaBureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Forensic Science Service
The Minnesota BCA Forensic Science Services provides quality forensic science testing, written reports of results and subsequent expert testimony on matters relative to criminal statutes. Laboratory services are provided to the Minnesota criminal justice community from its headquarters in St. Paul or its regional laboratory in Bemidji. The St. Paul laboratory also serves as a regional mitochondrial DNA laboratory and accepts evidence, through the FBI Lab, from outstate law enforcement agencies.
Forensic Testing Services Provides: Crime Scene Processing, Digital and Multimedia Evidence, Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), Mitochondrial DNA, Nuclear DNA, Serology, Drug Chemistry, Firearms/Toolmarks, Latent Prints, Toxicology/Alcohol, Trace, and Chemical Testing. Also, the Minnesota BCA Forensic Science Service has a Breath Alcohol Calibration Laboratory in its St. Paul headquarters.

MississippiOffice of Crime Laboratories
The Mississippi Crime Laboratory (MCL) system consists of the main laboratory in Jackson and three regional laboratories located in Batesville, Gulf Coast, 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 Laboratory Services. MCL services are divided into three categories: Impression Evidence, Analytical, and Bioscience. Impression Evidence services involve comparisons and examination of latent prints, firearms and tool marks and questioned documents, as well as technical assistance to laboratory sections and evidence management. Analytical services primarily involve chemical analysis of substances, and Bioscience services, which are primarily biological in nature, include serology examinations and DNA testing. The Impression Evidence Division includes the following sections: Latent Print Section, Firearm and Tool Mark Section, Technical Assistance Section, and the Questioned Document SectionThe Analytical Division includes the following sections: Toxicology Section, Controlled Substances Identification Section, Trace Evidence Section, and the Implied Consent Section. The Bioscience Division includes: Conventional Serology, DNA Testing and Offender DNA Database (CODIS).

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.” GHQ headquarters is located on Elm Street in Jefferson City. Sections include: DNA Casework, Drug Chemistry, CODIS, Firearms and Toolmarks, Latent Prints, Toxicology, and Trace Evidence.

MontanaForensic Science Division – State Crime Lab
The Division has facilities in both Missoula and Billings. The Missoula facility houses the Medical Examiner, Toxicology, Chemical Analysis, Firearms/Toolmarks, Latent Prints, DNA/Serology, Quality Assurance, and Evidence sections. The Billings facility contains Medical Examiner, Chemical Analysis, and Evidence Sections.

NebraskaThe Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab
The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory is located in Lincoln, is entirely government funded, and serves all local, county, state, federal, and military law enforcement agencies in Nebraska. The laboratory analyzes over 5,000 cases per year and currently includes the following analysis areas: Drug Chemistry, Latent Fingerprints, Biology/DNA, Trace Chemistry, Toxicology, and Firearms and Tool Marks. Key functions carried out by the Crime Laboratory in support of this mission include: To properly receive, record, retain, and return physical evidence submitted to the laboratory; To provide timely, effective, and impartial forensic analysis in support of law enforcement activities; To adhere to a quality assurance system that ensures that the final product generated by the laboratory is of the highest quality possible while meeting the needs of the criminal justice community; To provide expert testimony in courts of law.

NevadaCrime Lab and Forensic Investigation
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division provides forensic services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in 13 of the 17 Nevada counties encompassing over 80 agencies. The Division is a full-service forensic laboratory staffed by more than 40 individuals in sworn and civilian capacities. The staff members receive continuing education through training programs, seminars and conferences. The Division is funded by monies from Washoe County, the user agencies, and grants. The Breath Alcohol program is supported by contract with the State of Nevada. The Division provides investigative support with a full service crime scene unit within in the Forensic Investigation Section (FIS). The scientific disciplines range from DNA, Toxicology, Controlled Substances, and Firearms. The Breath Alcohol Section provides support for the Breath Alcohol instruments across northern and central Nevada. The Evidence Section houses all of Washoe County evidence as well as evidence submitted to the Forensic Science Division from our user agencies. Sections within the Forensic Science Division: Evidence Section, Breath Alcohol Section, Forensic Investigation Section (FIS),Controlled Substance Section, Firearm and Toolmark Section, Toxicology Section, and Biology Unit.

NevadaLas Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Lab
The mission of the LVMPD Forensic Laboratory is to provide professional forensic services within the limits of its capability to the LVMPD and other Nevada law enforcement agencies.
The sections that this particular lab specializes in is: Biology/DNA, Firearms Detail, Latent Prints, Seized Drugs, Toxicology, and Trace Materials.

New HampshireNew Hampshire Department of Safety Division of State Police
The State Police Forensic Laboratory is the sole provider of traditional forensic laboratory services in New Hampshire. The Forensic Laboratory routinely receives and analyzes evidence from over 220 city and town police departments, nine state law enforcement agencies including the State Police, ten county sheriffs departments, numerous city and town fire departments, and, on occasion, federal law enforcement agencies conducting criminal investigations in the state. The services offered by the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory include firearms/toolmarks, latent impression, DNA, serology, digital evidence, trace, controlled substances examinations, blood and breath alcohol testing as well as the analysis of controlled substances in urine, blood and other biological samples. The procurement of grants has allowed the Forensic Laboratory to acquire DNA equipment that has automated certain processes enabling the laboratory to analyze additional DNA samples from numerous homicide, sexual assault and burglary cases for input into a state-wide database and the national database referred to as the Combined DNA Index System or CODIS, where comparisons and ultimately matches would be effected.

New JerseyNew Jersey Forensic Science Laboratory Bureau
The Office of Forensic Sciences is comprised of four physical laboratory locations across the state of New Jersey. These laboratories are located in Hamilton, Hammonton, Sea Girt and Little Falls. The laboratories and their specializations are listed: 1) Central Regional Laboratory, NJ Forensic Technology Center (Drugs, Toxicology, Arson, Trace Evidence, Forensic Serology) in Hamilton, 2)DNA Laboratory , (Nuclear DNA Analysis, Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, CODIS) in Hamilton, 3)South Regional Laboratory, (Drugs, Toxicology, Arson) in Hammonton, 4) East Regional Laboratory, (Drugs, Toxicology, Arson) in Sea Girt, 5)North Regional Laboratory, (Drugs, Toxicology, Arson) in Little Falls. In addition to the regional laboratories mentioned above the OFS also maintains a Forensic Anthropology Laboratory and a Breath Testing Unit.

New MexicoThe New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) Forensic Laboratory
The NMDPS Forensic Laboratory Bureau has laboratories located in Santa Fe at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Complex, the Las Cruces High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) Complex, and Hobbs, New Mexico. Law enforcement agencies may submit evidence to any corresponding laboratory based upon regional location and/or the method of forensic analysis requested for any of the forensic disciplines currently offered: Controlled Substance Analysis Unit, Latent Print Unit, Firearms & toolmark Unit, Biology Unit: Serology & DNA. In addition, the NMDPS frequently provides expert testimony in State, Federal, and Tribal Courts. Training to various law enforcement agencies and attorneys on a variety of topics related to laboratory operations and forensic analyses are available.

New YorkNew York State Division of State Police Forensic Science Laboratory System
The State Police Crime Laboratory System is committed to accurately applying scientifically accepted protocols to the best evidence in a timely manner for the Criminal Justice Community of the State of New York. One of the goals is to operate the laboratory in a manner consistent with the best scientific principles and practices. Another is to ensure all analyses are technically correct including all actual laboratory work, written reports, verbal commitments of analysis and court testimony.
The NYSP's Crime Laboratory System (CLS) provides statewide support to all state criminal justice agencies with state-of-the-art forensic analytical and investigative capabilities and expert testimony related to the investigation and resolution of criminal matters. The System has four laboratories located across the state: 1) Forensic Investigation Center (FIC), Albany, (1996), CLS Headquarters: Provides a full range of forensic science services, including the state's DNA Databank. 2) Mid-Hudson Satellite Crime Laboratory (MHSCL), Stewart Airport, Newburgh (1978): Provides controlled substance examinations and toxicology analyses. 3)Southern Tier Satellite Crime Laboratory (STSCL), Port Crane (1979): Specializes in controlled substance examinations. )Western Satellite Crime Laboratory (WSCL), Olean (1987): Specializes in controlled substances analysis. With one call to any one of the laboratories in the system, law enforcement agencies, district attorneys and courts can access: A full range of crime laboratory services, Investigative assistance, Forensic consultants, Computerized data bases and Technical investigation specialists who will assist them with criminal investigations and evidence evaluation.

North CarolinaNorth Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory Division
The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory operates a full-service laboratory in Raleigh, a Western Regional Crime Lab in Edneyville, and a Triad Regional Crime Lab in Greensboro. Lab analysts examine all types of evidence related to criminal investigations free of charge to any public law enforcement agency in North Carolina including local, state, federal, military, and railroad police organizations. The laboratory provides: Consultation on the value, use, collection, and preservation of evidence, analysis of evidence like digital evidence, drug chemistry, toxicology, firearms & tool mark, forensic biology & DNA, latent evidence, and trace evidence, expert testimony in court proceedings, and assistance for collecting evidence and processing crime scenes.

North DakotaCrime Laboratory
The State Crime Laboratory (Crime Lab) 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
Located in Columbus, Ohio, the different sections that the Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory specializes in is: the drug chemistry section, toxicology section, and biology sections (urine analysis and blood analysis).

OklahomaOklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab
Created in 1953, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Criminalistics Services Division provides a multitude of forensic science services to law enforcement agencies operating within Oklahoma. The Division provides services out of a number of strategically located laboratories throughout our State, with the majority of services being performed in our Forensic Science Center in Edmond, OK. Employees moved into this state-of-the-art, 80,000+ square foot facility in May 2008.The FSC houses scientists in every discipline in which we provide services which include: latent evidence, firearms and toolmarks, forensic biology, trace evidence, forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, digital evidence, and quality system.

OregonOregon State Police - Forensic Services Division
Forensic analysis is provided by more than 100 employees located in five regional laboratories in Bend, Central Point, Pendleton, Portland, and Springfield. We provide timely and accurate scientific, technical and investigative support to the criminal justice system. Our scientific examination and analysis provides information that assists criminal justice partners in solving crimes and protecting the resources and safety of the people of Oregon. Our analysis also increases the probability of the prompt apprehension and conviction of the guilty and similarly prompt protection of the innocent.
We offer Oregon’s only full service forensic laboratory system and are the sole source provider for most forensic science services. We provide scientific examination of evidence for all criminal justice system partners including the FBI, the United States Attorney for Oregon, District Attorney’s offices, Sheriff’s departments, police departments, Oregon State Police offices and criminal defense attorneys. We provide analysis in biology, chemistry, trace, toxicology, DNA, latent prints, firearms and tool-marks, and we provide related technical assistance and training in a variety of professional and academic environments. We are the only Oregon entity with access to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), the Integrated Ballistic Index System (IBIS), and the Shoe-prints Image Capture and Retrieval system (SICAR®). These systems and the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) represent the state of the art. Collectively they provide powerful and fast analytical support that helps our scientists work efficiently and effectively to identify people involved in crimes.”

PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services
The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services operates a system of six regional forensic laboratories and one DNA laboratory strategically located throughout the Commonwealth. The primary mission of our Bureau is to serve the criminal justice community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing the highest quality scientific, technical and investigative support to law enforcement agencies for the processing of crime-related evidence. The Bureau also provides training in basic crime scene investigation, shoe and tire impression evidence, and crime scene photography.
Regional laboratories are located in Bethlehem, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Lima and Wyoming. The Forensic DNA Division is located in Greensburg. The Bureau, Investigative and Operational Support Division, and Scientific Services Division administrative offices are located at Departmental Headquarters, and the Quality Management Division is located at 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.
Testing services vary by laboratory. Within the Bureau, the following forensic disciplines are performed: biology (body fluid identification, bloodstain pattern analysis, DNA), drug chemistry (controlled substances, clandestine laboratory analysis, alcohol beverage analysis), firearms and tool marks (including serial number restoration), latent prints (including impression evidence/footwear &tires), questioned documents, toxicology (blood alcohol, blood-drug analysis), trace evidence (paint, fiber/textiles, gunshot residue, hair, explosives, fire debris, general physical and chemical analysis). The vast majority of BFS testing services are accredited

Rhode IslandRhode Island State Health Laboratories Forensics
The Rhode Island, Department of Health has four main centers of sciences. Center for biological sciences, environmental sciences, forensic sciences, and medical examiners. The Forensic Sciences Center’s mission is “to support Rhode Island’s criminal justice system through the accurate, thorough, and timely examination of evidence; to provide the most scientifically advanced and technologically proficient investigative capabilities available; and to provide unbiased evaluation of evidence and courtroom testimony. Specialized programs include: controlled substances identification and testing, DNA/CODIS Testing, forensic biology, forensic sciences training, impaired driving testing, and postmortem toxicology testing.

South CarolinaSouth Carolina Law Enforcement Division
The goal of this division is to provide the South Carolina criminal justice system with a full-service forensic laboratory staffed with persons of the highest possible ethical and educational standards who examine forensic evidence and report findings of the highest quality possible.

South DakotaSouth Dakota State Forensic Laboratory
The South Dakota Forensic Lab (SDFL) provides scientific services to all law enforcement officers in the state, including federal and tribal agencies, at no cost. We provide service in Biology, Fingerprints, Firearms and Toolmarks, Trace evidence, Crime Scene and Shooting incident re-construction. We also oversee the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), a database made up of forensic and offender DNA samples managed by the FBI. We are a fully accredited Forensic Lab, and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality assurance in our scientific work product.

TennesseeBureau of Investigation (TBI) Forensic Science Division
With lab facilities in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville, TBI’s dedicated Forensic Scientists possess a wide array of analytical skills. These highly-trained employees reconstruct crime scenes, identify and compare physical and biological evidence, and link offenders with their victims. In some cases, the TBI has even been able to exonerate those who were falsely accused. The TBI’s Forensic Services Division processes evidence for every law enforcement agency and medical examiner in the state. Because of the broad range of requirements they must possess, all TBI Forensic Scientists are commissioned by the Director as Special Agents, have earned a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or a closely related scientific field, and have completed extensive training related to forensic science and crime scene investigation. The forensic disciplines include: forensic chemistry, toxicology, evidence receiving, latent print examination, firearms/toolmark identification, microanalysis, forensic biology, breath alcohol calibration, and composite imagery.

TexasTexas Crime Laboratory Service
The Crime Laboratory has developed into a laboratory system with labs at 15 different locations across the state of Texas. Crime Lab personnel provide a variety of services to law enforcement agencies in the investigation of crimes and are nationally known for their abilities in forensic science (the evaluation and examination of evidence collected at the scene of a crime) and criminalistics (the science of recognizing, identifying, individualizing, and evaluating physical evidence by the application of natural science to law-science matters). Standard areas of analysis include criminalistics or trace evidence (i.e., hair, fibers, paint, glass, gunshot residue, shoe prints, tire impressions, etc.), biological evidence/DNA, drugs, blood alcohol, fire debris, firearms and toolmarks, toxicology, latent fingerprints, questioned documents, digital/multimedia evidence, and specialized photographic requests. Crime Lab personnel's investigative capabilities are further enhanced by the integration and exchange of local, state, regional, and national information via individualizing databases, including AFIS (fingerprints) and CODIS (DNA).

UtahUtah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Forensic Services
The Utah Bureau of Forensic Services Laboratory System (aka, the State Crime Lab) was created by the Legislature to provide timely and comprehensive criminalistic services to criminal justice entities within the State of Utah. The Bureau provides its services from three separate laboratories. These laboratories are the Central Laboratory located in Taylorsville, UT, the Northern Laboratory in Ogden, UT, and the Southern Laboratory located in Cedar City, UT. The Bureau is the only full-service, forensic science provider in the State and provides the following services: Scientific Consulting, Law enforcement training for field investigation drug officers (FIDO), Marijuana Leaf Identification, Basic Crime Scene Specialist, Advanced Crime Scene Specialist, Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Evidence Preservation and Packaging, DNA Academy, Latent Print Detection, Documentation and Collection Course, and Crime Scene Response.

VermontVermont Forensic Laboratory
The VFL is the only forensic laboratory in the State of Vermont and provides services to the entire criminal justice system. Police officers representing local and state agencies, in addition to game wardens, state's attorneys' investigators and public defenders, all bring evidence to the laboratory for examination.The laboratory is relatively small, but the VFL examiners conduct a wide range of forensic examinations. Some of the programs offered include: DNA, drug analysis, fingerprint analysis, fire debris analysis, firearms and toolmarks, photography, serology, toxicology, and trace elements.

VirginiaDepartment of Forensic Science Forensic Laboratory System
There are four regional labs in this system. The Central Lab in Richmond, the Eastern Lab in Norfolk, the Northern Lab in Manassas, and the Western Lab in Roanoke. The Virginia Department of Forensic Science offers service in the following areas to the law enforcement community: Breath Alcohol, Controlled Substances, Digital & Multimedia Evidence, DNA Data Bank, Firearms & Toolmarks, Forensic Biology, Forensic Training, Latent Prints & Impressions, Toxicology, and Trace Evidence.

WashingtonForensic Laboratory Services Bureau’s (FLSB) Crime Laboratory Division
The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division operates five multi-service crime laboratories in Seattle, Tacoma, Marysville, Spokane, Vancouver and limited-service crime laboratories including the Kennewick, Tumwater (Latents Fingerprints), and the CODIS Laboratory in Seattle.
The crime lab provide quality forensic services for criminal justice agencies within the state of Washington such as: DNA Testing, CODIS Laboratory (felon database program), Convicted Offender DNA Collection, Firearm/Toolmark Analysts, Materials Analysis (Seized Drugs, Explosives & Ignitable Liquids, Impressions, and Trace Materials), Questions Documents, Latent Fingerprint Identification, and Crime Scene 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). 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
Today the WSCLB employs approximately 160 management, forensic scientists, and technicians and supports 72 counties. Consists of the Madison Laboratory, Milwaukee Laboratory, and Wausau Laboratory. WSCLB offers the following services: Chemistry in controlled substances, toxicology, trace evidence, DFS Drug cases. The labs also offer services revolving around criminalistics like: firearms/tool marks, latent print and footwear, forensic imaging, crime scene response and AFIS specialists. There is a DNA Databank, DNA Analysis and WiSAKI (Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative).

Wyoming Laboratory Section of the Division of Criminal Investigation
The Wyoming State Crime Laboratory, is a multi-disciplinary forensic laboratory. Forensic science refers to the examination of crime scenes, recovery of evidence, laboratory examinations, interpretation of findings and presentation of the conclusions reached for investigative or intelligence purposes or for use in court. The State crime laboratory specializes in biology, chemistry, evidence, firearms/tool mark, latent prints, and toxicology.

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.