The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Crime Lab is one of the few in California that is managed by the District Attorney’s Office. The lab has the highest quality service available for the recognition, collection, preservation, scientific analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence, with a goal towards presentation of such evidence in criminal court cases. The lab has achieved the honor of being accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

The laboratory provides forensic services to all law enforcement agencies operating in Sacramento County.

Director’s Message

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Laboratory of Forensic Services (LFS) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and is one of three California laboratories that are under the auspices of a District Attorney. We are fortunate to have the support of the District Attorney, as he is forward thinking and encourages the LFS to evaluate new and novel techniques.

Our mission is to provide accurate, unbiased scientific information to aid criminal investigations. The ongoing vision is to provide rigorous training to scientific staff.  The training includes promoting the highest of ethical and professional standards, which are paramount in forensic science. This training process ensures that our criminalists conduct exceptional validations of state-of-the-art scientific methods, techniques, and instrumentation, so to achieve our mission.

Laboratory Director Mike Toms, Sacramento County District Attorney Laboratory of Forensic Services 

Laboratory Facility

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Laboratory of Forensic Services is a highly specialized scientific laboratory offering analytical services to the criminal justice community in Sacramento County.

Established in 1969, the lab currently resides in a 48,000 square foot state of the art facility it shares with the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.


The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Laboratory of Forensic Services first received accreditation in 2000 under The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors- Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB), and has maintained its accreditation.

The laboratory is accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards.

See Certificate

See Scope of Accreditation