Services & Information/ Crime Lab
The Sacramento County District Attorney's Crime Lab is one of the few in California that is managed by the District Attorney's Office. The lab has the highest quality service available for the recognition, collection, preservation, scientific analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence, with a goal towards presentation of such evidence in criminal court cases. The lab has achieved the honor of being accredited by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board.
The laboratory provides forensic services to all law enforcement agencies operating in Sacramento County. The laboratory is divided into four technical units:
Alcohol and Drugs in Body Fluid (Toxicology)
Analytical screening of tissues and body fluids for drugs of abuse followed by confirmatory and quantitative determinations.
DNA and Serology (Biology)
Identification and analysis of physiological fluids using Polimerase Chain Reaction based DNA typing.
Drug Analysis (Chemistry)
Analyzes chemical substances for the presence of controlled drugs
Trace Evidence, Firearms and Tool Comparison, Arson (Criminalistics)
The laboratory also assists law enforcement during field call-outs, providing support in the recognition, documentation, collection, preservation, examination and interpretation of physical evidence at crime scenes and clandestine laboratory scenes.
Sacramento, CA 95820
(p) 916.874.9240 (f) 916.321.2230