Sun, 09/18/2022 - 12:01am to Sat, 09/24/2022 - 11:59pm

The Indiana State Police would appreciate media support informing the public about the 10th Annual National Forensic Science Week occurring September 18-24, 2022.


National Forensic Science Week brings recognition to the role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty.

Supt and NewtonPictured inset, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter (left) presented the Proclamation to Captain Sid Newton (right), Acting Laboratory Division Commander

For more information about National Forensic Week, visit:

For information about the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and the services they provide, visit:

Below are some interesting stats from the past year (2021): 

  • There were 24,048 new cases submitted for analysis at the four Indiana State Police laboratories
  • Crime Scene Investigators responded to 1,388 different crime scenes throughout the state
  • Polygraph Examiners conducted 444 polygraph tests
  • The total number of Indiana offender samples being searched in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) was more than 373,000.  In 2020, there were 708 cases in Indiana linked to a potential suspect by a CODIS DNA match

There are four Indiana State Police laboratory facilities statewide and for additional information, please contact the Public Information Officer (PIO) listed adjacent to the named laboratory location:

2022 Forensic Science Week Proclamation