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Crime & Forensic Laboratory Services

Crime Lab 

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

Microanalysis

Chemistry Testing

Questions Documents

Latent Fingerprint Identification

Crime Scene Assistance

  • Accreditation

    All of our laboratories are accredited through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratories Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and provide quality forensic services for criminal justice agencies within the state of Washington (RCW 43.43.670).

  • Internships

    The Crime Lab Division has a summer internship program. For more information, email us at WSPCrimeLabInternship@wsp.wa.gov.

  • Manuals & Forms

    To view the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab’s manuals and forms, please click here.

  • Contact

    Bureau Headquarters – Olympia
    Forensic Lab Services Bureau – Washington State Patrol
    PO Box 42600
    Olympia, WA 98504-2600
    Phone: (360) 596-4120

    Crime Laboratory Division Headquarters
    Crime Laboratory Division – Washington State Patrol
    2203 Airport Way S., Suite 250
    Seattle, WA 98134
    Phone: (206) 262-6002

    Crime Scene Response Team
    Phone: (253) 255-3064

    Standards & Accountability Manager
    Email: Erik Neilson
    Phone: (206) 262-6113

    CODIS Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – CODIS
    2203 Airport Way S, Suite 250
    Seattle, WA 98134
    Phone: (206) 262-6020
    Lab Manager: Jean Johnston

    Kennewick Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Kennewick
    143302 E Law Ln
    Kennewick, WA 99337
    Phone: (509) 734-5820
    Lab Supervisor: Jason Stenzel

    Latent Prints Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Latent Prints
    3310 Capitol Blvd
    Olympia, WA 98504
    Phone: (360) 596-4525
    Lab Manager: Randy Watson

    Marysville Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Marysville
    2700 116th St NE, Suite P
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    Phone: (360) 654-1201
    Lab Manager: Gene Lawrence

    Seattle Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Seattle
    2203 Airport Way S., Suite 250
    Seattle, WA 98134
    Phone: (206) 262-6020
    Lab Manager: Terry McAdam

    Spokane Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Spokane
    580 W 7th St
    Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: (509) 625-5401
    Lab Manager: Jeffrey Riolo

    Tacoma Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Tacoma
    2502 112th St E
    Tacoma, WA 98445
    Phone: (253) 538-3207
    Lab Manager: Kim Hefton

    Vancouver Crime Lab
    Crime Laboratory Division – Vancouver
    1401 Kauffman Ave
    Vancouver, WA 98660
    Phone: (360) 993-3800
    Lab Manager: Bruce Siggins

Toxicology Lab 

The Washington State Toxicology Laboratory, established in 1963, performs drug and alcohol testing for coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys, and the State Liquor Cannabis Board in all 39 Washington counties.

The laboratory receives approximately 16,000 cases per year of which approximately 65 percent are law enforcement DUI cases and 35 percent coroner/medical examiner cases. The laboratory is overseen by the State Toxicologist and has staff consisting of a Laboratory Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Office Manager, two Forensic Supervisors, a Technical Lead, 14 Forensic Toxicologists and two Property and Evidence Custodians. Toxicologists accession samples in rotation and spend an average of two days a week testifying in court as experts on alcohol, drugs, and their effects.

  • Accreditation

    The laboratory was American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) accredited in July 2005, becoming the 19th Forensic Toxicology laboratory to achieve ABFT accreditation. The Breath Test Program and Toxicology Laboratory successfully attained ASCLD/LAB ISO International accreditation of their breath alcohol calibration program in November 2009. The Toxicology Laboratory further attained ASCLD/LAB ISO International accreditation for its toxicology testing program in February 2016.

  • Forms & Manuals

    To view the Washington State Patrol Forensic Laboratory’s manuals and forms, please click here.

  • Contact

    Toxicology Lab Division – Washington State Patrol
    2203 Airport Way S., Suite 360
    Seattle, WA 98134-2027

    Phone: (206) 262-6100
    Fax: (206) 262-6145
    Email: toxlab@wsp.wa.gov