New York State Police



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.


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 Satellite 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 recognized by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

ANAB Accredited

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

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

ANAB accreditation confirms the CLS's reputation as one of the top publicly funded laboratories in the nation.