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Fort Worth Police Department

Crime Lab and Property/Evidence Facility

This interior renovation of an unoccupied retail building incorporates offices, forensic laboratories, and property and evidence storage. The new facility creates an improved work environment that:

  • Reduces the possibility of contamination of evidence and improves the security of evidence
  • Provides adequate space for future personnel growth and the ability to potentially undertake additional forensic science services

Forensic labs and support spaces include evidence receiving, controlled substance, latent print, firearms, photography, and forensic biology/DNA.

Completed under the $12 million total project budget, the new crime lab and expanded property room is almost three times the size of the former facilities.

The Crime Lab is ISO17025 accredited in drug chemistry, biology, toxicology, latent prints, and firearms/toolmarks. The lab director gave special credit to the planning and design of the facility and said it made a huge difference in qualifying for the more stringent accreditation.


Fort Worth, Texas


40,000 GSF


Program validation, lab planning through DD (25% CDs including specifications), MEP engineering through SD, CD peer review, equipment planning, CA assistance


O’Connor Architecture & Interior Design

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