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.

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January 13, 2023

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Backlog

Sexual Assault Kits (SAK): 343
DNA (Non-SAK): 758
Latents: 893
Latent Print Processing: 746

Toxicology – Drugs: 982
Digital Multimedia: 310
Seized Drugs: 1446
Crime Scene Unit: 72

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In the News

4 analysts at Houston Forensic Science Center fired after starting own DNA company, officials say
Crime lab employee speaks against AG Wrigley’s push to put cops in charge of crime lab scientists
Accused teen rapist charged 1 year after attack due to forensic lab backlog
Error impacts evidence in drunk driving case that killed 5-year-old in 2019: ‘There’s no justice’

HFSC Executive Team

Peter Stout

CEO/President

Amy Castillo, PH.D.

COO/Vice President

Carina Haynes, CSCSA

Crime Scene Unit Director

Erika Ziemak

Quality Director