Inspiring tomorrow’s scientists.
September 18 to 24 is National Forensic Science Week.
The observance recognizes the contribution forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. It is an opportunity to celebrate our employees and the amazing work they’re doing in various forensic disciplines.
Throughout the week, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Regional Crime Laboratory will be engaging with the community to highlight the impact of forensic science.
On September 17, the Crime Lab opened its doors to local youth groups:
In addition to a tour of our state-of-the-art facility in Kearny Mesa, kids learned about forensic science through hands-on experiments, as well as an engaging Q&A session with Sheriff’s Crime Lab employees.
70% of Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab employees are comprised of women.
Sheriff’s Crime Lab personnel perform forensic analysis of physical evidence in the areas of Controlled Substances, Crime Scene Investigations, Firearms, Forensic Alcohol, Toxicology, Forensic Biology (DNA), Latent Prints, Questioned Documents and Trace Evidence. The Crime Laboratory also provides forensic science services to more than 30 law enforcement agencies, as well as expert scientific testimony to the various courts throughout San Diego County.
The Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as a Testing and Calibration Laboratory and has maintained accreditation for more than 19 years.
To watch videos and learn more about the Crime Lab disciplines, click here or the photo below.