Forensic Services Bureau
9105 NW 25th St.
Doral, FL 33172
Email: [email protected]
Chief Scientific Officer: Stephanie Stoiloff
The Forensic Services Division (FSD) Crime Laboratory (CL) has been voluntarily accredited since 1989 and is currently accredited by the ANSI-National Accreditation Board. The laboratory accreditation includes fulfillment of the following requirements:
- General Requirement for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories ISO/IEC 17025:2017
- ANAB Forensic Testing & Calibration AR 3125:2019
- FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories (2020)
The scientists examine evidence, conduct analysis and issue reports with the findings, and provide expert testimony in courts of law. The CL is comprised of the Analytical, Forensic Identification, Fingerprint Identification, Forensic Biology, Quality Assurance, and the Forensic Intelligence Sections and provides forensic services for Miami-Dade County’s estimated 2.8 million citizens and all 35 municipalities.
The CL offers internships based on staffing levels, workload, and availability of projects that are beneficial to the MDPD, CL, and the student. Learn more about internships.
The Quality Assurance Section (QAS) is responsible for ensuring the CL complies with the rigorous standards of accreditation. Accreditation is attained through a formal review of the policies and procedures of the laboratory by an impartial external entity to ensure that the laboratory is complying with applicable national and international forensic standards. In addition, the CL QAS Central Evidence Reception Facility is responsible for the care, custody, and control of all evidence received by the Laboratory. The QAS is also responsible for converting the CL’s paper documents into electronic format, providing laboratory documents that are requested by attorneys for court, and providing documents pursuant to public record requests.
For information regarding accreditation, go to https://anab.ansi.org.
For more information about the QAS, contact Laboratory Manager Colleen Carbine at [email protected].