Introduction

Crime Laboratory System 2011 Cases
5,885 Forensic Investigation Center
3,844 Mid-Hudson Regional Lab
1,391 Southern Tier Regional Lab
1,669 Western Regional Lab

Mission

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.

Goals:

Crime Laboratory System

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:

Map of the Forensic Investigation Center and Regional Labs

With one call to any one of the laboratories in the system, law enforcement agencies, district attorneys and courts can access:

The CLS provides analysis and related support activities in forensic disciplines and categories of testing recognized by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

ASCLD-LAB Accredited

The CLS is externally accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Lab Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) as mandated by New York code Article 49-B of the Executive Law. The ASCLD/LAB inspects crime laboratories internationally and accreditation holds for a five-years.

To be so awarded, laboratories must demonstrate that their management, operations, personnel procedures, equipment, physical plant and health and safety procedures have met, and will continue to meet, the established standards set forth by ASCLD/LAB.

All four labs have successfully completed accreditation inspections by ASCLD-LAB since in 1993 and, in 2008, the CLS achieved its first ASCLD-LAB International Accreditation and has maintained that status by undergoing an annual ASCLD-LAB surveillance audit.

ASCLD/LAB-InternationalTM accreditation confirms the CLS's reputation as one of the top publicly funded laboratories in the nation.