Broward County Forensic Science Center

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Easily accessible from I-95, the state-of-the-art forensics and criminology facility​ will be in the heart of the county, in a mixed-use area. (See map)​

​The Broward County Forensic Science Center​ is a combination facility used primarily by two major Forensic Science and Pathology institutes of Broward County, the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services (OMETS) and the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Crime Laboratory. The building provides advanced technological and scientific tools to forensic experts. General focus of the center is on facilitating the demands of medical examination and evidence analysis, two broad scientific pursuits that benefit our community by answering the difficult questions that follow death and criminal activity.​ It will be constructed through a five-phase process, which began project planning in February 2019. The Center is scheduled to be completed by August 2026. ​(Check the projec​t timeline​)

View the Broward County Forensic Science Center ​presentation from September 1, 2021, highlighting the background of the project and the facility's operations, as well as the building's design considerations and the impact on the community. 

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Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services (OMETS)

The Broward Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services (OMETS) will provide forensic services to Broward residents, government agencies and health care providers. Ser​vices will include developing and coordinating life-saving medical treatment for trauma patients, determining cause and manner of death, finding new drug-related threats, and approving organ donations.


 

Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO)

The forensic scientists at the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) Crime Laboratory and Crime Scene Unit will analyze and test physical evidence for all public law enforcement agencies in Broward County including Controlled Substances and DNA, as well as Latent and Firearm examination. Services will include evaluating physical evidence associated with crimes, using evidence examination to help determine the guilt or innocence of suspects, providing advanced methods of DNA testing and identifying suspects involved in violent and sexual crimes.