Texas Department Of Public Safety
1922 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi Lab
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
United States
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Forensics Labs
The Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory started as a one-chemist operation established in 1937 at Austin's Camp Mabry. Since then, it has developed into a comprehensive forensic laboratory system with labs at 16 different locations across the state of Texas.

Standard areas of analysis include:

Trace evidence (i.e., hair, fibers, paint, glass, gunshot residue, impressions, fire debris, etc.)
Digital/multimedia evidence
Firearms and toolmarks
Friction ridge analysis
Forensic documents
Seized drugs

These services are provided at various laboratory locations around the state which are strategically located for optimal access and support to the criminal justice community.

Our support of investigative capabilities are further enhanced by the integration and exchange of local, state, regional, and national information via individualizing databases, including the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

The Crime Laboratory also includes the Breath Alcohol Laboratory (BAL) and its Office of the Scientific Director (OSD). The BAL and OSD are legislatively charged with administering a statewide judicially acceptable forensic breath alcohol test program for the Crime Laboratory and for programs operating outside of the DPS Crime Laboratory System.
Approvals and Accreditations
ISO 17025
ISO 17034
Product Safety and Performance Certification Marks
Lab Services
Scientific Analysis
Management of State Technical Programs
Scientific Investigations
Expert Testimony
Products Tested
Testing Services
Forensic Testing
Trace Evidence
Biological Evidence/DNA
Seized Drugs
Blood Alcohol
Fire Debris
Firearms & Toolmarks
Friction Ridge & AFIS