Celebrate Virginia Forensic Science Week - September 20 - 26, 2020
Click on the image for Governor Northam’s proclamation.
Face Coverings Required at All DFS Facilities - Effective May 29, 2020
Click on the image for details and additional Department of Forensic Science COVID-19 information and updates.
Legal Resources Now Available
Check out the new information on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests, Subpoenas Duces Tecum (SDTs), Requests for Results and Orders for Scientific Investigations under Virginia Code § 9.1-1104, Long-Term Storage Orders under § 19.2-270.4:1, Post-Conviction Testing under § 19.2-327.1, and Witness Subpoenas for Civil Cases. Model Orders are also available.
PERK Tracking System Use Mandatory as of July 1, 2020
The PERK Tracking System is a web-based system that tracks the location and status of victim and OCME PERKS in Virginia.
Click on the image above to learn more about the System and how authorized users and victims/survivors can access it.
Notice of DFS Policy Change: Court Order Required for Simple Possession of Marijuana Cases
Click on the image to access the notice.
Average Case Turnaround Times by Section
This data represents the average number of days from submission to completion for the cases completed in the previous month. (updated monthly)