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Laboratory Information and Listing


About the Bureau...

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services is an ASCLD-LAB - International accredited laboratory system.  The primary mission of our Bureau is to serve the criminal justice community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing the highest quality scientific, technical and investigative support to law enforcement agencies for the processing of crime-related evidence. The Bureau also provides training in Basic Crime Scene Investigation, Shoe and Tire Impression Evidence, Digital Photography, and Crime Scene Photography.

The Bureau of Forensic Services, operates a system of six regional forensic laboratories and one DNA laboratory strategically located throughout the Commonwealth. Regular business hours are: 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

Regional laboratories are located in Bethlehem, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Lima and Wyoming.

The Forensic DNA Division is located in Greensburg. The Bureau, Investigative and Operational Support Division, and Scientific Services Division administrative offices are located at Departmental Headquarters, and the Quality Management Division is located at 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Tours of the Pennsylvania State Police Labs are not available to the public.


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Laboratory Listing and Services:

 

Bethlehem Regional Laboratory
2932 Airport Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Telephone – 610-861-2103
FAX - 610-861-2065
Services:
Automated Fingerprint Identification
Ballistics

    a) Firearm examination
    b) Tool mark examination
    c) Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS)
    d) Serial number restoration
Blood Ethanol Analysis
Controlled Substance Analysis
    a) Clandestine drug laboratory analysis
Serology Analysis
    a) Bloodstain pattern analysis
    b) Hair identification


Erie Regional Laboratory
4310 Iroquois Avenue
Erie, PA 16511
Telephone – 814-899-8447
FAX – 814-217-0025
Services:
Automated Fingerprint Identification

Ballistics
    a) Firearm examination
    b) Tool mark examination
    c) Serial number restoration
Blood Ethanol Analysis
Controlled Substance Analysis
    a) Clandestine drug laboratory analysis
Serology Analysis
    a) Bloodstain pattern analysis
    b) Hair identification

Greensburg Regional Laboratory
425 Willow Crossing Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
Telephone –724-832-3299
FAX – 724-830-2057
Services:
Automated Fingerprint Identification
Ballistics
    a) Firearm examination
    b) Tool mark examination
    c) Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS)
    d) Serial number restoration
Blood Ethanol Analysis
Controlled Substance Analysis
Latent Print Examinations
    a) Shoe and Tire Impressions
Serology
    a) Bloodstain pattern analysis
    b) Hair identification
Trace Evidence Analysis
    a) Fiber analysis
    b) Fire debris analysis
    c) Miscellaneous analysis
    d) Paint analysis
    e) Physical/Fracture matches
    f) Vehicle Lamp examinations

Harrisburg Regional Laboratory
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone – 717-783-5554
FAX – 717-705-4317
Services:
Automated Fingerprint Identification

Ballistics
    a) Firearm examination
    b) Tool mark examination
    c) Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS)
    d) Serial number restoration
Blood Ethanol Analysis
Controlled Substance Analysis
    a) Clandestine drug laboratory analysis
    b) Alcoholic Beverage Analysis
Document Examination
Latent Print Examination

   a) Shoe and tire examination
Serology Analysis
    a) Bloodstain pattern analysis
    b) Hair identification
Trace Evidence Analysis
   a) Explosive residue analysis
   b) Fiber analysis
   c) Fire debris analysis
   d) Glass examination
   e) Gunshot primer analysis
   f) Miscellaneous analysis
   g) Paint analysis
   h) Physical/Fracture matches 
   i)  Soil examination
   j) Serial number restoration
   k) Vehicle Lamp examination

Lima Regional Laboratory
350 North Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
Telephone – 610-891-6360
FAX – 610-891-6369
Services:
Automated Fingerprint Identification
Ballistics

    a) Firearm examination
    b) Tool mark examination
    c) Serial number restoration
Blood Ethanol Analysis
Controlled Substance Analysis

Wyoming Regional Laboratory
   479 Wyoming Avenue
   Wyoming, PA 18644
  Telephone – 570-693-5717
   FAX – 570-693-5714
   Services:
Automated Fingerprint Identification
Ballistics

    a) Firearm examination
    b) Tool mark examination
    c) Serial number restoration
Blood Ethanol Analysis
Controlled Substance Analysis
Serology Analysis
    a) Bloodstain pattern analysis
    b) Hair identification

Forensic DNA Division
80 North Westmoreland Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
Telephone – 724-832-5423
FAX – 724-832-6767
Services:
DNA