Effective Monday, January 25, 2016, the new entrance to the Department of Forensic Science Western Laboratory and the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be open. In addition, all parking in the front of the building will be reserved for the customers of both agencies.
- Controlled Substances
- Firearms & Toolmarks
- Forensic Biology
- Latent Fingerprints and Impressions
- Questioned Documents
- Forensic Toxicology
- Trace Evidence
The Western Laboratory is located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The original laboratory building was completed in 1995, and we share it with the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. On February 24, 2014, the laboratory began an expansion and renovation project, which is expected to be completed within 24 months. The new construction phase of the project was completed in January 2016 and the renovation phase should be finished in early Fall 2016.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding state holidays