The Division of Technical Services (DTS) provides technical and programmatic oversight to our four full-service forensic laboratories, the Breath Alcohol Calibration Laboratory and the Forensic Training Section, which conducts the Forensic Science Academy. This technical oversight includes all scientific issues agency-wide, including the Department’s Quality Assurance/Quality Control program and Research and Development. The DTS ensures that all laboratory operations meet or exceed accreditation standards for both the testing and calibration laboratories. In addition, the DTS provides technical training to, and coordinates with, constituent groups.
The Director of Technical Services leads the Division of Technical Services, which is organized into four functional Program Areas:
- Physical Evidence
Program Managers act as the technical managers for each of the Program Areas. The Program Manager has statewide responsibility for the technical aspects of his/her respective area and assesses resource and training needs. They are also responsible for ensuring conformance with current accreditation standards.