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Field Officer's Guide for Evidence Collection and Packaging

Field Officer's Guide for Evidence Collection and Packaging

Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division

  • Bridgeport Forensic Laboratory                     989-777-9300
  • Grand Rapids Forensic Laboratory                616-242-6650
  • Grayling Forensic Laboratory                          989-348-5449
  • Lansing Forensic Laboratory                           517-322-6600
  • Marquette Forensic Laboratory                     906-228-2683
  • Metro Detroit Forensic Laboratory                313-962-7878
  • Northville Forensic Laboratory                       248-380-1000

For additional field guides, please contact the State of Michigan DTMB

Crime Scene Response Teams

Each MSP forensic laboratory has specially trained ISO/IEC 17025 accredited crime scene response teams (CSRT) that can respond to assist law enforcement agencies with forensic processing and collection of evidence from the crime scenes (to include vehicles).  Requests for a CSRT are made through the Michigan State Police Intelligence Operations Center.  A CSRT coordinator will contact the requesting agency to gather information and determine if a team will be deployed (types of crimes commonly responded to include but are not limited to homicides, mass fatality incidents, suspicious deaths, officer involved shootings and violent or serial sexual assaults).   These CSRT Coordinators are also available for questions and consultation about forensic evidence and crime scenes that may necessitate a CSRT to respond. 

MSP Intelligence Operations Center (24-hour response) 1-800-525-5555