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2023-06: September 17, 2023

Discipline/Area: Breath Alcohol

To coincide with the deployment of the CMI I9000 breath alcohol testing instrument in the Summer and Fall of 2023, police officers across the State are being trained and certified in proper use of the instrument. For efficiency and transparency, the Intoxilyzer 9000 User Manual is available for download. 

Further Information:  Intoxilyzer 9000 User Manual


2023-05: September 8, 2023

Discipline/Area: Crime Scene Response

The Field Officer’s Guide for Evidence Collection and Packaging has been added to the Forensic Science Division internet page.  This will allow easier access to our stakeholders to obtain information on evidence collection and packaging in Biology, Controlled Substances, Firearms and Toolmarks, Latent Prints, Trace Evidence, and Questioned Documents.    

Further Information:  Field Officer's Guide for Evidence Collection and Packaging


2023-04: June 12, 2023

Discipline/Area: Breath Alcohol

The Department of State Police anticipates fielding replacement evidential Breath Alcohol instruments in the very near future.  The selected instrument is the Intoxilyzer I-9000 manufactured by CMI.  Mr. Mark Fondren, Breath Alcohol Technical Leader, recently presented at the MSU School of Law.  Additional opportunities for communication will be forthcoming throughout the transition period.

Further Information:  Breath Alcohol Measurement and the I-9000 


2023-03: January 23, 2023

Discipline/Area: Toxicology

FSD has removed Beverage Alcohol Testing from its accredited testing services in the Toxicology Unit.  As of Monday, February 6, 2023, those submissions will no longer be accepted for testing.

Further Information:  FSD Bulletin - Beverage Alcohol Removal from Scope


2023-02: January 1, 2023

Discipline/Area: Seized Drugs, Toxicology

FSD has determined that laboratory reports issued by the Controlled Substances and Toxicology Units may not always clearly relate the test results to the specific item tested. Changes have been made to the format of these reports to ensure that laboratory reports remain as unambiguous as possible.

Further Information:  Clarification of Reporting for Seized Drugs and Toxicology Reports


2023-01: January 1, 2023

Discipline/Area: All

In an effort to better communicate results to its customers, FSD utilizes a Simplified Reporting format for its final laboratory reports. This means that in most cases, additional information will be made available to customers upon request.

Further Information:  FSD Laboratory and Customer Agreement for Simplified Reporting