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.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the AZ DPS Crime Lab is not currently accepting internship applications.
***NEW*** In order to expedite the testing of evidence for DNA, permission to consume is considered granted at the time of submission. While every effort will be made to preserve samples for future testing, consumption will occur at the discretion of the analyst. For cases involving death or attempted homicide, permission to consume will only be requested if a suspect is named. To download the new DNA supplement with this information, please click here or on the link on the DNA Casework page.
NOTICE: By using laboratory services, user agencies agree to receive simplified reports. Please click the following link for details.
Simplified Laboratory Reports
DPS Sexual Assault Kit Annual Reports
Property and Evidence