Houston Forensic Science Center

Houston Forensic Science Center HFSC is an independent forensic science corporation created by the Mayor of Houston. On Twitter https://twitter.com/HoustonForensic The Houston Forensic Science Center is an independent organization created by Houston Mayor Annise Parker to manage the forensic operations, including the Crime Scene Unit, that previously belonged to the Houston Police Department.
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HFSC operates in nine disciplines and is expanding. Its mission is to receive, analyze and preserve physical and digital evidence while adhering to the highest standards of quality, objectivity and ethics.

Mission: To receive, analyze and preserve physical and digital evidence while adhering to the highest standards of quality, objectivity and ethics.

Operating as usual

02/16/2021

HFSC offices will be closed today Feb. 16, 2021 due to the winter weather. For CSU or other urgent matters, please call 713-929-6760

02/14/2021

HFSC offices will be closed tomorrow Feb. 15, 2021 due to the impending winter storm. Foe urgent matter or to call out CSU, please call 713-929-6760

02/09/2021
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HFSC's board of directors will meet virtually Feb. 12, 2021. A link to the agenda which includes discussion and consideration for approval of the FY22 budget.https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting/602297fcGbgJhSIGNED.pdf

Want to teach your students about forensic science? Need new ideas and knowledge to keep them engaged? Join HFSC for thi...
01/26/2021
Teach the Teachers Series - Firearms

Want to teach your students about forensic science? Need new ideas and knowledge to keep them engaged? Join HFSC for this great free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teach-the-teachers-series-firearms-tickets-138438008811?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

HFSC is hosting a Teach the Teachers virtual series to teach educators about forensics and this month will highlight the firearms discipline

01/20/2021
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HFSC is implementing new technologies in 2021 that will improve efficiency, including mapping technologies and drones in CSU and rapid DNA. Read what else is news @ HFSC in the first newsletter of 2021! -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/60082d27zMnI6y%202021.pdf

01/07/2021
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HFSC's board of directors will meet virtually on Jan. 13, 2021 for a special meeting. Here's the agenda:https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting/5ff7501fPCTebsigned.pdf

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01/01/2021

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Fighting the rise in crime. As we close out 2020, Houston Forensic Science Center's Dr. Peter Stout talks to KHOU 11 News about the new rapid DNA technology they now have to help solve cases faster in the new year. Catch the story tonight at 10pm!

01/01/2021

HFSC wishes all a Happy New Year! 2020 has been a rough ride for all, but we’ve learned to do things differently and come together to overcome. Here’s to a great 2021!

12/29/2020
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HFSC's board of directors met today and authorized Dr. Peter Stout, CEO and president, to enter into an agreement to purchase a rapid DNA instrument:https://houstonforensicscience.org/news/5feb59c2hzqrFid%20DNA.pdf

12/23/2020
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HFSC's board of directors will hold a virtual special meeting on Dec. 29, 2020 to consider approving a 36-month agreement to purchase a Rapid DNA instrument:
https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting/5fe364eesiK47genda_.pdf

Happy Holidays from HFSC! The Houston Forensic Science Center will be closed on the following days: Thursday December 24...
12/21/2020

Happy Holidays from HFSC! The Houston Forensic Science Center will be closed on the following days: Thursday December 24, Friday December 25, Friday January 1, 2021. To reach the Crime Scene Unit 24/7 please call 713-929-6760. We wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year!

12/08/2020
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HFSC's board of directors will hold its last meeting for 2020 on Friday December 11. Here is the agenda:https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting/5fcf8c4aAFh.8genda_.pdf

12/02/2020
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HFSC's crime scene unit has a five-year expansion plan to better meet Houston's needs and latent prints implements process improvement project to create more efficiency. Read that and more in HFSC's final 2020 issue of What's News @ HFSC!-https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5fc78caaygLWMr%202020.pdf

11/11/2020

HFSC thanks our veterans and all people serving in uniform! We would not be who we are without you

Most drunk drivers in Houston are white men and younger drivers are more likely to drive drugged #hounews Houston Police...
10/22/2020

Most drunk drivers in Houston are white men and younger drivers are more likely to drive drugged #hounews Houston Police Department

Houston Police Department HFSC extends condolences to Sgt. Preston’s family and all of HPD at this difficult time. They ...
10/21/2020

Houston Police Department HFSC extends condolences to Sgt. Preston’s family and all of HPD at this difficult time. They remain in our hearts and minds.

10/21/2020
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HFSC celebrates the 5th anniversary of its blind quality control program and CSU struggles as homicides rise in Houston. Read that and more in the October edition of What's News @ HFSC -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5f9036fdFF3o0ternal.pdf

09/16/2020
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HFSC's seized drugs section launches a new testing method to differentiate hemp from marijuana, and higher homicide rates in Houston impact CSU. Read more in this month's issue of What's News @ HFSC! -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5f61fc75LlXzHr%202020.pdf

09/08/2020
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HFSC launches testing method that allows it to differentiate hemp from marijuana, a capability it did not have after the state legalized hemp in June 2019. Read more:
https://houstonforensicscience.org/news/5f579418ucVTMjuana%20.pdf

HFSC is ready for #HurricaneLaura. The facility will be closed tomorrow, Thursday August 27. For urgent matters, please ...
08/26/2020

HFSC is ready for #HurricaneLaura. The facility will be closed tomorrow, Thursday August 27. For urgent matters, please call 713-929-6760

08/19/2020

HFSC's president & CEO talks about his plan to consolidate city and county property and evidence management and the lab passes its recent ANAB accreditation with flying colors. Read that and more in this month's issue of What's News @ HFSC https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5f3c2050UGqK2ternal.pdf

08/11/2020
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HFSC's board of directors will meet virtually on August 14, 2020. To see the agenda and get a link to join the meeting, please visit our website:https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting/5f32a3fbNeWTfAgenda.pdf

07/21/2020
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Overcoming backlogs, process improvements during a pandemic and welcoming the Honorable Ellen Cohen as a new board member. Read all that and more in this month's issue of What's News @ HFSC!
https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5f16db32GIkDHy%202020.pdf

Address

500 Jefferson Street, 13th Floor
Houston, TX
77002

General information

https://twitter.com/HoustonForensic

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(713) 929-6760

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