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Mission Statement

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory is a team of dedicated, scientific professionals whose goal is to provide thorough, accurate and confidential handling of materials resulting in information that assists the criminal justice community in reaching informed decisions.

 

Scope of Services

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory is entrusted by statutes to provide technical assistance to the criminal justice system in the investigation of criminal matters.  This technical assistance involves the recognition, recovery, packaging, marking, sealing and analysis of physical evidence, preparation of technical reports of the analyses and court testimony.  Laboratory staff also participates in the training of law enforcement officers in advanced evidence handling procedures and the processing of some crime scenes.

 

Number of Iowa DCI Criminalists Laboratory Employees

Position: # of Employees
Laboratory Administrator 1
Laboratory Supervisor (Includes QA/Accreditation) 5
Criminalist 44
Forensic Science Technician 3
Evidence Technician 3
Secretary 2 1
Clerk Specialist 0
Total DCI Laboratory Positions 57