Crime Lab Tour

**This is a Members Only event. Space is limited to the first 25 registrations cleared by a background check. Registration due by Oct 15.**

Come tour the Crime Lab with the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter.

You learned how the police process crime scenes at our Crime Scene Investigation Workshop with Detective Timothy Moore (Retired). This is the next step. See how the police process the evidence gathered from a crime scene. Personnel from the Phoenix Police Department will facilitate a tour of the Laboratory Services Bureau, AKA the Crime Lab.

The Crime Lab is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory that provides technical assistance and training, evaluates and analyzes evidence, interprets results and provides expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes.  Some of the scientific procedures utilized by the laboratory have the potential for linking a suspect to a crime, victim, or a scene.

The Phoenix Police Department Laboratory Services Bureau consists of over 140 professional staff working in specialized sections which include Evidence Processing, Latent Prints, Crime Scene Response, Forensic Biology, Controlled Substances, Questioned Documents, Trace, Toxicology, and Firearms. Information on specific disciplines can be found on the PPD website.

Writers will have the opportunity to ask questions for each discipline to learn how the police process various types of evidence and crime scenes. This information is valuable in articulating realistic crime scenes.

This is a secure facility. All attendees will have their identification confirmed. By registering, you are authorizing the PPD to conduct a background/criminal history check.

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
10am to Noon
Where: Phoenix Police Department Laboratory Services Bureau (Crime Lab)
621 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Cost: $20

Registration due by October 15, so the background check has time to be completed.

Please do not bring: Firearms.

There is no onsite parking. Carpooling is heavily recommended. Parking will be limited in downtown Phoenix. Garage facilities are located several blocks from the Crime Lab in addition to streetside meter parking.

You must be a Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter Member at the time of registration. Click here to Join/Renew.

See you there!

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  • Crime Lab Tour
    October 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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