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Forensic Services Division

Division Overview

The San Francisco Police Department Forensic Services Division is comprised of more than eighty staff members working for three units: Crime Laboratory, Crime Scene Investigation and Identification. 

The San Francisco Police Department Forensic Services Division is committed to delivering high quality services and reporting scientifically valid and reliable results for the testing services we provide. 

Members of the Forensic Services Division are part of several professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
  • Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers
  • Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners
  • California Association of Criminalists
  • California Association of Crime Lab Directors
  • International Association for Identification
  • International Society for Forensic Genetics
  • Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science

Where to Find Us

Crime Laboratory and Crime Scene Investigation: 1995 Evans Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124 (a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2021.)

Identification Unit: Hall of Justice, 850 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA 94103