About Us

The North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory, provides forensic science services in the areas of Drug Chemistry, DNA Analysis, Firearms Examination, and Forensic Toxicology.

We are accredited by External link opens in new tab or windowANAB under ISO/IEC 17025:2017 guidelines for testing laboratories. Our DNA section is also accredited by External link opens in new tab or windowQAS.

We have 3 laboratories in our system located in Shreveport, West Monroe and Alexandria.  Read more about our laboratory system here.


The NLCL Difference

Our core values serve as "defining characteristics" for our organization.  These values guide how we interact with customer base externally with our customer base and internally with each other.

Teamwork: having a common vision, ensuring cohesiveness, assisting one another, supporting other sections, putting others interests first and making decisions based on what is best for the laboratory.

Persistence: Tenacity to get the outcomes we expect, that meet or exceed our standards, despite being difficult or opposed by others.

Continuous Improvement: relentless pursuit of incremental improvements.  Our staff practice a “never be satisfied” mindset because things can always be improved.  We demonstrate this everyday by leaving everything we touch a little better.

Innovation: Striving for excellence and great things.  We encourage innovation, creativity, and being cutting edge.  This is demonstrated each day by making the ordinary exceed expectations.

Customer Commitment: A commitment to our service area and the agencies we support translates to our success.  We are committed to listening and responding positively to questions.  Our staff will have the heart of a teacher – being honest and transparent as we explain the technical nature of what we do.

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Section Supervisors

Executive Staff