ASCLD/LAB Accredited Laboratory Since 2001
Forensic Services’ mission is to provide high quality, accurate, objective, and timely forensic science
examinations, including scientific analysis and crime scene processing, to the Mesa Police Department, other law enforcement
agencies, and the criminal justice community.
Maintain high levels of quality
examinations/analyses in the areas of Biology (DNA and
Serology), Controlled Substances, Toxicology (Urine Drug
Screening and Blood Alcohol), Firearms/Tool
mark/Impressions, Fingerprint Identification, Latent Prints,
and Crime Scenes.
Provide technical assistance and case
documentation at crime scenes.
Maintain databases of relevant
information including the Automated Fingerprint
Identification System (AFIS), National Integrated Ballistic
Information Network (NIBIN) and COmbined DNA Index System
Provide training for police personnel
and technical assistance for the field drug testing and
driving under the influence (DUI) preliminary breath test
Maintain accreditation by ASCLD/LAB
1/2014 During 2013:
- Controlled Substances added one new Forensic Scientist
who has since completed training in the analysis of plant
- Toxicology received new triple quad-pole GC/MS and LC/MS
- One member of the Crime Scene Unit earned certification
as a Certified Crime Scene Analyst. This was the ____th member to earn certification
- Two members of the Crime Scene Unit received Teamwork
Citations for their work on a homicide and serial robbery
investigations while the Unit received a Unit Citation for
their "professionalism, exceptional high level of service,
and dedication displayed during the numerous complex
homicide investigations January - April 2013."
- Our newest Crime Scene Specialist completed field
training and was released from training
- The Photo Lab attended training sponsored by the NIJ,
RTI, and Virginia Commonwealth University in
360 crime scene
imaging. On-site and web demonstrations
technologies were later attended as part of a Department
team investigating acquiring these capabilities.
- The Biology Unit completed its annual FBI mandated audit
and one member completed initial training in serology and
was approved for supervised casework.
- Forensic Services as a whole reached several accreditation preparation milestones
and is on schedule to earn ISO 17025 accreditation in 2015.
KTVK Channel 3 visits Forensic Services duing a recent
Biology (DNA & Serology)
Fingerprint Identification (AFIS)
Volunteer Crime Scene
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Mesa Police Department
Forensic Services Section
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211