The Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division laboratories remain open for business, but in keeping with the Governor’s “Stay home, save lives” Executive Order 20-12, we are taking steps to reduce short-term interaction and increase social distancing in a way that minimizes adverse public safety impact. Additionally, we are temporarily implementing changes in case acceptance to best manage staffing and resources. Please read the full communication Click Here
The Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division (FSD) laboratory system is accredited by ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board) to internationally accepted standards. Some of these accreditation standards have recently changed and necessitate a customer communication and agreement. This letter
details specific information regarding confidentiality, reporting of results, and selection of testing methods that will be agreed to with every login to the Laboratory Online Information System (LOIS) and by a signature on the current version of the Forensic Services Request Forms when a request for laboratory analysis is submitted.
This page, developed for our customer agencies, will continue to grow and change to share information as the field of forensic science is expanding at a rapid rate.
The value of properly collected physical evidence followed by examination and interpretation by the forensic laboratory cannot be over-emphasized. New techniques and procedures are constantly being developed, providing new capabilities or refinements to existing capabilities. Techniques, procedures, and capabilities contained herein may change in the future.
All agencies are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their local laboratory to stay informed of any changes.