In February of 2008, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office entered into a cooperative agreement with Wright and Sherburne Counties to make possible the Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory. This agreement combines the resources of the three counties in order to provide forensic services to the law enforcement community. In July 2014, the laboratory achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 ASCLD/LAB-International Accreditation aiming for completion in early 2014. In addition, through a collaborative agreement with Hamline University, students interested in a career in forensic science can obtain an internship within one of the specific disciplines.
The Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory offers services to local law enforcement agencies within the counties of Anoka, Sherburne, and Wright in the following forensic disciplines:
Chemical development of latent prints to include Indanedione, Ninhydrin, and Physical Developer
All items of evidence must be individually packaged
Each package must be sealed
Seals must be initialed and dated across the seal
Each package must contain the following:
Evidence item number
Evidence Submission: Lockers are provided for evidence submitted by Anoka County Sheriff’s Office personnel only. All other evidence will be accepted in-person between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 om and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
Items Requiring Laboratory Management Approval Prior to Acceptance:
Student Internship Program
For more information on the Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory (TCRFL) Internship Program, click here.
It is the mission of the Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory to provide superior forensic science services and technical support to our local community of law enforcement agencies while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, in addition to presenting objective, unbiased conclusions to the judicial system.