Forensic Laboratory Services · Overview
The State Patrol's Forensic Laboratory Services provide a wide range of forensic science expertise to city, county, and state law enforcement officers, medical examiners and coroners, assisting agencies at crime scenes, preparing evidence for trial, and providing expert testimony.
The bureau also oversees and coordinates the efforts of the State’s Breath Alcohol Test Program, Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, six Crime Laboratories, the Latent Print Laboratory, the CODIS (felon database) Laboratory, and the State Toxicology Laboratory.
Accreditation & Criteria
The Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau continually strives to provide the highest level of forensic services possible. One method for doing so is by pursuing, achieving and maintaining accreditation from external auditing bodies.
Standards & Accountability:
The Standards & Accountability section has oversight over the quality assurance program for the FLSB, which includes maintaining the accreditation of each division.
Each accreditation and certifying organization has standards and criteria that must be met:
Forensic Lab Services Directory
Bureau Headquarters - Olympia
Crime Scene Response Team
Standards & Accountability Manager:
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