To examine evidence and provide expert scientific opinion in legal and criminal cases for police departments, the Attorney General, the Medical Examiner, and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. This laboratory section helps detect and solve crimes, identify drunk drivers, and aids in the investigation of violent crimes, such as rape. Through DNA and CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), the lab provides definitive information to close murder cases, even some unsolvable for many years. The lab produces confirmation of illegal drug use and drug trafficking. It is science in the service of justice.