09/06/05 05-081

09/06/05 05-081


September 06, 2005

Subject:     SFPD Crime Lab Receives Accreditation

The Laboratory Accreditation Board of American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD-LAB) will confer its Certification of Accreditation on the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab on Wednesday, September 7, after a thorough external review of all aspects of the laboratory operations, including management, personnel, procedures, safety and security. This is a significant accomplishment for the SFPD Crime Lab, since out of more than 1,000 local, county and state crime labs nationally, fewer than 280 are accredited. “This accreditation officially validates the excellent work of the SFPD Crime Lab,” said Police Chief Heather Fong.  “I am pleased and proud that our Crime Lab is part of other ASCLD-LAB-accredited facilities across the country.”


  For more information, please contact:


Dr. Cydne Holt

Director of SFPD Forensic Services



Deputy Chief Morris Tabak

Investigations Bureau


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]