APD Crime Lab/Crime Scene Unit Recieves Prestigious Accreditation

After a very rigorous inspection, the Arlington Police Department’s Crime Laboratory/Crime Scene Unit accreditation was renewed by the ANAB/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.

This is a renewal of one of the highest levels of forensic investigation and laboratory work in the nation. This type of accreditation is granted only after a thorough evaluation of an organization’s management system, technical procedures and practices.

The APD Crime Lab/Crime Scene Unit was able to attain this high level of accreditation because of the extensive commitment of resources and preparation by the management and personnel of the program.  The APD Crime Lab/Crime Scene Unit in 2015 earned accreditation status in Forensic Inspection and was renewed in 2017. That inspection, which is a yearly process, involved an on-site inspection and is more detailed and rigorous than other inspections.

The APD Crime Lab/Crime Scene Unit is instrumental in assisting the department in processing crime scenes and examining evidence by using the latest technology. The APD Crime Laboratory/Crime Scene Unit currently consists of 10 crime scene investigators, one AFIS Technician and two sergeants.