Regional Forensics Laboratory

In 2006, a coalition of officials from Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook and Cumberland County agreed to establish a partnership to share resources and costs related to the creation of a regional forensics laboratory.  Forensic services are a vital aspect of criminal investigation and the development of new technologies and methodologies have dramatically advanced the capabilities of forensic examination and analysis. These advances have, however, brought a corresponding increase in equipment, maintenance costs, training, certifications, and expertise required to provide these services.

The regional crime lab, which opened in 2009 enables participating communities to provide forensic services in an efficient and cost-effective manner by sharing the cost equipment and technology. 

Evidence Technician