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Regional Forensic Science Center

About The Center

The Regional Forensic Science Center officially opened on December 21st, 1995.

In April of 1996, the Forensic Science Laboratories began accepting cases for firearms examination.  Three months later, the Biology Section provided forensic examinations for the identification of biological fluids.  After mandatory accreditation by the State of Kansas, the Toxicology Laboratory began producing comprehensive examinations in post-mortem toxicology to support the District Coroner in September of 1996.  This was followed by the FSL providing forensic drug identification for local and regional law enforcement agencies.  In November of 1996, arson/fire debris analysis was added to the Criminalistics Section.  In January 1997, the center opened the first STR DNA Laboratory in the State of Kansas.  The Trace unit was expanded in 1998 to provide forensic analysis of paint and fibers.

A commitment to excellence has guided the development of this full service center. Under the guidance of nationally recognized scientists, the Center provides timely reports, cost effective analyses and expert testimony. Support staff includes experienced forensic investigators, autopsy technicians, and forensic scientists as well as clerical and administrative staff.

As a regional facility, the Center provides services to out-of-county entities on a fee for service basis.  For more information please call us at (316) 660-4800.

Click here to read a fact sheet about the Regional Forensic Science Center.

Mission

To promote the health and public safety of the residents of Sedgwick County and surrounding communities and to support the criminal justice system by providing quality medico-legal and forensic laboratory services.