About the FSD Criminalistics Laboratory

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone 323-415-8100
Fax 323-276-1942

The Criminalistics Laboratory is comprised of seven specialized units that provide support services to investigative personnel in the Department— the Field Investigation Unit, the Firearm Analysis Unit, the Narcotics Analysis Unit, the Serology/DNA Unit, the Toxicology Unit, the Trace Analysis Unit and the Quality Assurance Unit.  Most Criminalistics Laboratory personnel operate out of the Forensic Science Center.  FSD also has a laboratory at the Piper Technical Center.

The FSD Criminalistics laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 in testing and calibration by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The laboratory has been continuously accredited since 1998.