Division of Forensic Services
The Division of Forensic Services is an entity of the Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner headed the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Tamara Bloom. The Division of Forensic Services encompasses two distinct Departments; the Department of Forensic Sciences and the Department of Forensic Genetics which make up the Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner Crime Laboratory. The Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner Crime Laboratory was established on November 17, 2011 and is the public forensic laboratory for Nassau County. The analyses by the Division of Forensic Services will be conducted independently and objectively to provide accurate and reliable results to the legal system of Nassau County in a timely manner.
Information for Submitting Agencies
The Department of Forensic Sciences laboratory will accept evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors or the Medical Examiner’s office.
The laboratory does not provide analysis for private citizens or civil litigations.
Evidence can be submitted through the Nassau County Police Department Evidence Management Unit to the laboratory between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. An appointment should be scheduled with the Evidence Accessioning Supervisor prior to evidence delivery.
The Department of Forensic Sciences laboratory is responsible for determining the appropriate test methods utilized for analysis.
The Department of Forensic Sciences laboratory reserves the right to approve deviations regarding the test methods utilized for analysis.
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
The Department of Forensic Sciences utilizes the Porter Lee Corporation Crime Fighter Bar Coded Evidence Analysis Statistics and Tracking (BEAST) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The system supports a Web Portal which can be accessed by the laboratory’s user agencies through the Nassau County Government intranet. Use of this module is reserved For Official Use Only. The BEAST Web Portal enables electronic inquiry of the following case related information:
Confirmation of Evidence Receipt and Date of Receipt
List of Items Accepted for Analysis
Case Exam Status (Pending/ Complete)
Expected Case Completion Date (Target Date)
Electronic Report Requests
(For Official Use Only)
General Laboratory Inquiries
Laboratory Director: Pasquale Buffolino, Ph.D.
Assistant Director and Quality Manager: Karen E. Dooling, M.S.
General Evidence Inquiries
Mark Gil, M.S., Quality Assurance Coordinator
Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office
Department of Forensic Genetics
2251 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554-1856
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