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The Scientific Analysis Bureau at the department provides forensic services to all police agencies within the State of Arizona. The services provided by the bureau include the scientific analysis of evidence, technical crime scene assistance, secure storage of evidentiary items, training, and expert testimony.
The bureau provides its services from four separate regional laboratories. These laboratories are the Central Regional Crime Laboratory located in Phoenix, the Northern Regional Crime Laboratory located in Flagstaff, the Southern Regional Crime Laboratory located in Tucson, and the Western Regional Crime Laboratory located in Lake Havasu City.
For internship applications, please visit the link below for Quality Assurance or click here.
To keep scientific analysis reports as clear and concise as possible, the Arizona Department of Public Safety utilizes simplified reporting. To comply with accreditation requirements, we are required to provide our user agencies with details about simplified reports. This information was incorporated into the Non-DPS Agency Request for Scientific Examination (DPS 802-01550) form in the 03-2020 revision. Therefore, all submissions for scientific examination must be on the most current revision of the Non-DPS Agency Request for Scientific Examination form, which contains the following statement:
“By submitting evidence to the crime lab for analysis, you agree to receive the reports in a simplified format. Please see www.azdps.gov/crimelab for more information.”
Please ensure that your agency uses ONLY the most current revision of this form containing the simplified reporting statement. If your agency uses pre-printed forms, the most current revision is available at the Central, Northern, Southern and Western regional crime lab P&E submission counters. If you need bulk quantities of the form, P&E personnel can assist you in contacting DPS supply. If your agency uses an electronic version of the form, the most current version may be found HERE.
You can review information on simplified reporting HERE.
By using laboratory services, user agencies agree to receive simplified reports. Please click the following link for details - Simplified Laboratory Reports
As the need arises, the Scientific Analysis Bureau enters into outsourcing arrangements with qualified private laboratories to assist with timely analysis of cases. Please contact the Scientific Analysis Bureau for additional information on outsourcing arrangements.
March 2022 - SAB information bulletin issued regarding the statewide transition to the Intoxilyzer 9000 - read more here
July 2021 - Arizona Department of Public Safety begins using STRmix. Read the press release here.
For annual sexual assault kit reporting, please click the following link - DPS Sexual Assault Kit Annual Reports
For statewide Intoxilyzer COBRA data, please click the following link - Statewide Intoxilyzer COBRA data