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

July 14, 2023


HFSC Discovery Portal

HFSC at a glance


Sexual Assault Kits (SAK): 429
DNA (Non-SAK): 643
Latents: 229
Firearms: 218
Latent Print Processing: 554
Toxicology – Drugs: 435
Digital Multimedia: 168
Seized Drugs: 1564
Crime Scene Unit: 14

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

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In the News

Burden of drug testing to pass to Harris County law enforcement to lessen lab backlog, DA’s office memo says
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In a Central Texas county, high schoolers are jailed on felony charges for vaping what could be legal hemp

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