Welcome to the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC)

HFSC is an independent local government corporation that provides forensic services to the City of Houston’s law enforcement agency, the Houston Police Department. HFSC welcomes you to explore our forensic services, learn more about what we do, investigate employment opportunities or contact us.

Next Board Meeting

May 12, 2023


HFSC Discovery Portal

HFSC at a glance


Sexual Assault Kits (SAK): 420
DNA (Non-SAK): 704
Latents: 438
Firearms: 202
Latent Print Processing: 644
Toxicology – Drugs: 792
Digital Multimedia: 223
Seized Drugs: 1462
Crime Scene Unit: 6

HFSC defines backlog as a request older than 30 days from the time of request.

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HFSC Executive Team

Peter Stout


Amy Castillo, PH.D.

COO/Vice President

Carina Haynes, CSCSA

Crime Scene Unit Director

Preshious Rearden, PH.D

Director of Research and Development