Bureau of Forensic Services

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services operates a system of six regional forensic laboratories and one DNA laboratory strategically located throughout the Commonwealth.


The primary mission of our Bureau is to serve the criminal justice community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing the highest quality scientific, technical and investigative support to law enforcement agencies for the processing of crime-related evidence. The Bureau also provides training in:

  • Basic Crime Scene Investigation
  • Shoe and Tire Impression Evidence
  • Crime Scene Photography

Regional laboratories are located in Bethlehem, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Lima and Wyoming.  The Forensic DNA Division is located in Greensburg. Regular business hours are: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours of the Pennsylvania State Police Labs are not available to the public.

The Bureau, Investigative and Operational Support Division, and Scientific Services Division administrative offices are located at Departmental Headquarters, and the Quality Management Division is located at 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Testing services vary by laboratory.  Please contact the laboratory for details.  Within the Bureau, the following forensic disciplines are performed:

  • Biology (Body Fluid Identification, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, DNA)
  • Drug Chemistry (Controlled Substances, Clandestine Laboratory Analysis, Alcohol Beverage Analysis)
  • Firearms and Tool Marks (including Serial Number Restoration)
  • Latent Prints (including Impression Evidence/Footwear &Tires)
  • Questioned Documents
  • Toxicology (Blood Alcohol, Blood-Drug Analysis) 
  • Trace Evidence (Paint, Fiber/Textiles, Gunshot Residue, Hair, Explosives, Fire Debris, General Physical and Chemical Analysis)

The vast majority of BFS testing services are accredited.  Please contact the laboratory for details.  In addition, services currently accredited at each laboratory can be viewed on the accreditation scope document available on the accrediting body’s website.

PSP forensic laboratory map



Forensic DNA Division
80 North Westmoreland Avenue
Greensburg PA 15601
Phone: 724-832-5423
Fax: 724-832-6767


Bethlehem Regional Laboratory
2932 Airport Road
Bethlehem PA 18017
Phone: 610-861-2103
Fax: 610-861-2065


Erie Regional Laboratory
4310 Iroquois Avenue
Erie PA 16511
Phone: 814-899-8447
Fax: 814-217-0025


Greensburg Regional Laboratory
425 Willow Crossing Road
Greensburg PA 15601
Phone: 724-832-3299
Fax: 724-830-2057


Harrisburg Regional Laboratory
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-783-5554
Fax: 717-705-4317


Lima Regional Laboratory
350 North Middletown Road
Media PA 19063
Phone: 610-891-6360
Fax: 610-891-6369


Wyoming Regional Laboratory
1400 Sathers Drive
Pittston PA 18640
Phone: 570-654-5921
Fax: 570-654-5941