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

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

07/07/2020
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HFSC's board of directors will meet virtually on July 10, 2020. Here's the agenda:https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting/5f0470eeYV29tAgenda.pdf

06/29/2020
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HFSC will send hundreds of rape kits to private labs in July. Read about the lab's ongoing adjustments due to the pandemic and more, in this month's issue of What's News @ HFSC! -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5ef9e6402lQADternal.pdf

06/12/2020

HFSC's Forensic Explorer Program has been suspended for this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need for physical distancing. The hope is to be able to do this program next year. Stay tuned and stay safe!

05/13/2020
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HFSC prepares to outsource a backlog of sexual assault kits in July, and Houston is taking a heavy hit from rising crime during the pandemic. Read all that and more in this month’s issue of What’s News @ HFSC!https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5ebbe4fcyLcxLy%202020.pdf

05/05/2020

The Houston Forensic Science Center's board of directors will hold its monthly meeting on May 8, 2020 at 9 a.m. This meeting will be held virtually in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott's temporary suspension of certain parts of the Texas Open Meetings Act as part of the public health disaster declaration for the battle against COVID-19. The meeting agenda and the link to join the meeting to address the board during the designated public comment period can be found here in the agenda for the May meeting: https://houstonforensicscience.org/meeting-archives.php

04/15/2020
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Read more about how the lab is safeguarding its people from COVID-19 while continuing limited operations and ensuring quality is the priority. All that and more in this month's issue of What's News @ HFSC! -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5e97253d7CXRzternal.pdf

03/16/2020
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HFSC's President and CEO Dr. Peter Stout is taking a stand against vaping, and two new members are added to HFSC's board of directors. Check out all that and more in this month's issue of What's News @ HFSC! -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5e6f8faa3w55gh%202020.pdf

Talking at the Border Substance Abuse Summit sponsored by the Border Substance Abuse Council and West Texas HIDTA about ...
03/04/2020

Talking at the Border Substance Abuse Summit sponsored by the Border Substance Abuse Council and West Texas HIDTA about opioids, vapes, CBD, THC and more

Important conversation today at  Bellaire High School about the dangers of vaping.
02/26/2020

Important conversation today at Bellaire High School about the dangers of vaping.

02/19/2020
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Houston, we have a problem. PCP, or angel dust, is being found in 16 percent of Houston's drug impaired drivers. Read about the impacts of this trend and more in the February issue of What's News @ HFSC! -https://houstonforensicscience.org/event/5e4d52c92vWt1y%202020.pdf

Welcome to the HFSC board of directors Lois Jean Moore and Vicki Huff! Excited to have you join our team and help us imp...
02/19/2020

Welcome to the HFSC board of directors Lois Jean Moore and Vicki Huff! Excited to have you join our team and help us improve public safety for Houston.

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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