Emergency: 911        Non-Emergency: (803) 436-2774
Location: 1281 North Main Street, Sumter, SC 29153
     Mailing: P.O. Box 430, Sumter, SC 29151

Forensics / Drug Lab


The Forensic Lab handles all physical evidence generated during investigations to supplement the work of the criminal investigations and narcotics divisions and provide the “who, what, when and where” of the crime. It is the job of the Crime Scene and Forensics Lab to gather, analyze, and determine the value of an object relative to its case.

This division routinely works with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and other local, state, and federal agencies to test evidence and share results.  The lab also provides analysis for other law enforcement agencies within the Third Judicial Circuit at request.

To reach this division, please call (803) 436-2759.