Forensics Lab

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbus Police Department  Forensic Laboratory is to provide efficient and quality forensic services for our customers through precise and comprehensive analyses utilizing up-to-date technology.  This mission will be accomplished by innovative, highly skilled, unbiased professionals with vision and integrity.

About Us

The Columbus Police Department Forensic Laboratory houses two full-time Forensic Scientists.

The Columbus Forensic Lab offers several services including:

  • Major Crime Scene Response
  • Latent Print Processing
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Drug Analysis
  • AFIX Database Search
  • Cellular Device Analysis
  • Forensic Video Analysis
  • Evidence Maintenance
  • The Forensic Division is constantly adding new abilities to their list of services.

What we can do for YOUR agency

The Columbus Forensic Laboratory is now processing cases for outside agencies. Please contact the Columbus Police Department (662-244-3500) to reach lab personnel that can provide you with information on analytical services, pricing and logistics.

Internship and Job Shadowing Program

The Columbus Forensic Lab offers positions for internships and job shadowing.

One internship position is open per college semester. For your application to be considered it must be complete and submitted at least one month before the course required start date.

Complete the Internship or Job Shadowing Application and mail the forms to:

Columbus Police Department
Attn: Columbus forensic Lab
1501 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39701

These positions are highly competitive so get your apps in early! Job shadowing is also available. Follow the internship link to the required form and submit as instructed above.

AFIX Database

The AFIX database allows quick searches of latent prints, recovered from crime scenes, against fingerprint databases containing thousands of known fingerprints.

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