Quality Assurance

The goal of the Scientific Analysis Bureau (SAB) is to provide forensic analyses of the highest quality to our customers, Arizona’s Criminal Justice System. The SAB began operation in 1969 and is guided by the SAB Mission Statement:

“To assist the Department, the Arizona Criminal Justice Community, and the public in the timely investigation and adjudication of criminal cases by utilizing state-of-the-art analytical techniques; providing the most accurate scientific analysis of evidence; and presenting expert court testimony.”

To this end, in 1982 the SAB was the second public crime laboratory in the country to receive national accreditation and has consistently maintained this accreditation since that point in time. The Quality Assurance section of the Scientific Analysis Bureau is located at the Central lab and is tasked with ensuring that the Bureau continues to meet the high standards set forth by its mission statement and accreditation requirements.