Customers/Law Enforcement

Notice to Non-Bexar County Agencies

Due to current demand and limited resources, the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory will no longer accept submissions of evidence from new agencies until further notice. Additionally, requests from non-Bexar County agencies that have historically utilized the services of the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory but have not submitted evidence since April 1, 2020, will no longer be accepted.

The Criminal Investigation Laboratory (CIL) is an independent forensic laboratory operated by Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas, accredited by ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) and the Texas Forensic Science Commission. Administratively, the CIL is under the Department of Criminal Justice Policy, Planning & Programs, which reports directly to the Bexar County Commissioners Court, the legally responsible entity. The CIL employs a cost-sharing model, whereby non-Bexar County agencies reimburse Bexar County for the expense of services rendered. The Crime Laboratory (CL) Director manages the CIL operations. Please refer to the Guide to Crime Laboratory Services for a detailed description of the CIL’s organization, the services that we provide, and instructions for submitting physical evidence for analysis.