The Boston Police Department Crime Laboratory Unit is committed to providing the best quality service available to all members of the law enforcement community. To accomplish this, a quality system has been established by the Boston Police Crime Laboratory to provide the Boston Police Department, the citizens of Boston and the law enforcement community with the continuing confidence that laboratory results are and remain accurate, impartial, and relevant.
It is imperative that all work conducted by the Boston Police Crime Laboratory is of the highest quality possible while congruent with the needs of the law enforcement community it serves. This applies not only to the actual technical laboratory work performed, but also written reports that are generated, and courtroom testimony provided by crime laboratory personnel.
Technical competency can be achieved only by the combination of a number of components such as initial training; experience, supervision of casework; continuing education through professional development; proficiency testing; and an appreciation of the scientific protocol/methodology, all of which must be projected against a background of proper professional ethics. Each component is important and is overlapped with the others. One cannot embrace one single component of quality assurance and disregard all others. Quality assurance does not, and cannot rest on a single component.
Crime Scene Processing Evidence Preservation
Evidence Collection Evidence & Case Review
Analysis of Evidence Reporting of Results
Courtroom Testimony Inservice Training
Forensic Lectures & Presentations
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